Mobile County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) collates crime data for all the counties in the state. Its most recent crime statistics for Mobile County are for 2017. In that year, the county recorded 21,380 Part I crimes. This r2 motor vehicle thefts.

The most recent five-year crime trend for the county indicates that epresents a slight 0.7% jump in overall crime rate compared to the total for 2013. Reported incidences of violent crimes in Mobile County in 2017 include 64 homicides, 178 rapes, 568 robberies, and 1,747 aggravated assaults. Incidences of property crimes include 4,476 burglaries, 12,455 larcenies, and 1,89homicide (60%), rape (5.3%), aggravated assault (6.1%), and motor vehicle theft (54.2%) rates went up between 2013 and 2017. On the other hand, Mobile County recorded fewer robberies (13.7%), burglaries (9.3%), and larcenies (0.9%) in the same period.

Criminal Records

ALEA manages the Alabama Criminal Background Check (ABC) System and provides criminal history reports on request. The ABC System is a web-based system for employers to order background checks on potential and current employees. Organizations must subscribe to this service and log onto the platform to use ALEA’s resources for background checks. To obtain more information about this service, call ALEA at (866) 740-4762 or (334) 353-4340 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CST) from Monday through Friday.

For individual members of the public, ALEA provides fingerprint-based criminal record checks requested by mail and in person. Download and complete an Application to Review Alabama Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). Bring this, along with a fingerprint card with rolled fingerprints, a copy of a current photo ID, and a money order or cashier’s check for criminal history report, to 301 S. Ripley Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 (Adams Ave side). Alternatively, mail these documents and fee to:

P.O. Box 1511
Montgomery, AL 36102-1511

The fee for the first criminal history report is $25. Each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time costs $5. For questions and more information, call (334) 353-4340.

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office makes incident/offense reports written by its deputies available to the public. Visit the Records Section of the Sheriff’s Office at Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 510 South Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36603 to obtain copies of these reports. You can also submit a written request to Yvonne Calhoun, the Records Section Supervisor, by email at yrcalhoun@mobileso.com or by regular mail sent to P.O. Box 113, Mobile, AL 36601. Police reports obtained from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office cost $5 for the first three pages and then 50 cents for each additional page.

ALEA provides public access to a statewide database of registered sex offenders living in Alabama. Use this resource to find registered sex offenders living in Mobile County by searching the Alabama Sex Offender Registry with zip codes, street addresses, and cities in the county. You can also find individual offenders by using the name search function. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office provides a local resource for searching registered sex offenders living in the county. Visit the county’s Offender Search page to find sex offenders with the Sheriff’s tool.

The correctional facility in Mobile County is the Metro Jail located at 450 St. Emmanuel Street, Mobile. Its phone number is (251) 574-6412. To find individuals incarcerated in this facility, visit the Who’s in Jail page on the Sheriff’s website.

Friends and family can fund inmates’ accounts by sending them money orders. There is a $50 limit on money orders sent to inmates. When sending one, address the mail in this way:

Inmate Name (no nicknames); DOB: 01/01/90
Mobile County Metro Jail
P.O. Box 104
Mobile, AL 36601

You can also fund an inmate’s account via JailATM.

Court Records

The primary trial court in Mobile County is the 13th Judicial Circuit Court. It occupies the Government Plaza located at 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36644. Mobile County Circuit Court is on the 6th and 8th floors of this building while the District Court is on the 4th floor and the Domestic Relations courtroom sits on the 2nd floor. Mobile County Family Court is also part of the 13th Judicial Circuit but located at:

Mobile County Family Court at Strickland Youth Facility
2315 Costarides Street
Mobile, AL 36617
(251) 574-1450

The records of the Mobile County Circuit and District Courts are on the Just One Look portal. This provides on-demand access to the records of Alabama State Trial Courts. Available documents include civil, criminal, small claims, domestic relations, and state traffic records. It is a subscription service and charges $9.99 per name or case number search. To monitor a case throughout its run in court, save by paying $19.99 for a District Court case and $29.99 for a Circuit Court case. Court record images cost $5 for the first 20 pages and 50 cents per page for additional pages.

For more information about accessing and obtaining copies of Mobile County District and Circuit Court records, contact the Circuit Court Clerk by calling (251) 574-8806 or faxing (251) 574-8796. You can also visit the Clerk’s Office at Suite 913 of the Government Plaza Building. This office is open to the public from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Besides these courts, Mobile County also has a Probate Court and 11 Municipal Courts. Below are their addresses and contact information:

Mobile County Probate Court
Mobile County Government Center Annex
151 Government St, P.O. Box 7,
Mobile, AL 36601
Phone: (251) 574-6001
Fax: (251) 574-6005

Bayou La Batre Municipal Court
13785 S Wintzell Ave,
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
Phone: (251) 824-1825
Fax: (251) 824-7434

Chickasaw Municipal Court
224 N Craft Hwy, P.O. Box 11307,
Chickasaw, AL 36671
Phone: (251) 452-6450
Fax: (251) 452-6468

Citronelle Municipal Court
19135 S Main St,
Citronelle, AL 36522
(251) 866-0221

Creola Municipal Court
9615 Old Hwy 43, P.O. Box 490,
Creola, AL 36525
(251) 675-8148

Dauphin Island Municipal Court
1011 Bienville Blvd,
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-5525

Mobile Municipal Court
205 Government St, P.O. Box 2446,
Mobile, AL 36652
(251) 208-7055

Mount Vernon Municipal Court
Mount Vernon Town Hall
1565 Boyles Ave, P.O. Box 309,
Mount Vernon, AL 36560
(251) 829-6633

Prichard Municipal Court
A J Cooper Municipal Complex
216 E Prichard Ave, P.O. Box 10427,
Prichard, AL 36610
Phone: (251) 452-7927
Fax: (251) 452-7924

Saraland Municipal Court
937 Hwy 43 S, Saraland, AL 36571
(251) 675-5393

Satsuma Municipal Court
5464 Old Hwy 43, P.O. Box 517,
Satsuma, AL 36572
(251) 662-5306

The Probate Court is the custodian of citations, liens, property and tax records, deeds, and marriage licenses in Mobile County. You can access the records of this court at the computer terminals provided in the Records Division at the courthouse.

Visit or contact any of the Municipal Courts to request their records. For the Mobile Municipal Court, search for case and docket information from the Mobile City Records portal. To obtain copies of court records, come to the Municipal Payment Window on the ground floor of the Government Plaza located at 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36644.

Vital Records

Divorce case records for Mobile County are available from the Domestic Relations Division of the County Clerk’s Office. To obtain copies of your divorce decree, contact Tachonda Smith, the Deputy Clerk of the Domestic Relations Division by visiting Room C 909 of the Government Plaza, sending an email to tachonda.smith@alacourt.gov or calling (251) 574-8441.

The Alabama Center for Health Statistics issues divorce certificates for divorces finalized in the state from 1950 to the present. To obtain this certificate, complete a mail-in application (also available in Spanish). Bring this to the Downtown Health Center of the Mobile County Health Department located at 251 North Bayou Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603. This location issues vital records between 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. You can also send a mail request for a divorce certificate to:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

In addition to the completed application form, include a check or money order for copy fee made payable to State Board of Health. The fee for the first divorce certificate is $15. Each additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time costs $6.

Use the same form and follow the same procedures to request for a birth, death, or marriage certificate from Alabama Vital Records. These vital records also have the same fees.