Montgomery County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Records

The Montgomery County’s Sheriff Department and the Police Department serve as the main law enforcement agencies in the County. The Sheriff's Department provides online access to records on persons held in county jail and information on arrest warrants.

The police department provides access to public records with restrictions on sensitive information such as pending criminal investigations in accordance with the Alabama State Law. Any interested person may obtain an incident or offense report, arrest report and accident report by contacting the Montgomery Police Department (MPD) and paying appropriate fees.

320 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 625-2532

The office opens from Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The fee schedule for obtaining copies of reports include

  • Incident/offense Report: $5
  • Arrest Report: $5
  • Accident Report: $15

How to Obtain Inmate Information

The Sheriff’s department also maintains and allows public access to frequently updated sex offender information through its online offender watch tool. The Offenderwatch is updated daily. Interested persons may also subscribe by email to receive updates on the sex offender registry as well as registered offender’s movement from one location to another. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Sheriff’s department at:

115, South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL
36104
(334) 832-2532

Court Records

The 15th Judicial Circuit of Alabama Court Clerk serves as the custodian of records for courts under its purview, including the family court, District criminal, District Civil, traffic court and others. Interested parties can obtain records by visiting the respective courthouse.

Montgomery County Circuit Court
Montgomery County Courthouse
251 S Lawrence St, P.O. Box 1667
Montgomery, AL 36102
Phone: (334) 832-1260

Montgomery County Circuit Court - Juvenile
Montgomery County Youth Facility
1111 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108
Phone: (334) 261-4100

Montgomery County District Court
Montgomery County Courthouse
251 S Lawrence St, P.O. Box 1667
Montgomery, AL 36102
Phone: (334) 832-1260

Montgomery County Probate Court
P.O. Box 223
Montgomery, AL 36101
Phone: (334) 832-1240

Montgomery Municipal Court
1001 Madison Ave
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 625-2776

Vital Records

How to Find Divorce Records

Information on divorces that occurred in Montgomery County before 1950 may be accessible in person at the County Circuit Court. In addition, divorce certificates issued from 1950 may be obtained by mail through the Alabama Center for Health Statistics provided the interested person is able to present relevant information to initiate and complete a divorce record search.

Generally, information required to obtain divorce records includes the names of both spouses, maiden names especially, date of marriage or divorce, name of the applicant, address where they intend to receive the mail containing the marriage or divorce certificates and requester's contact details.

How to Obtain Birth and Death Records

The Montgomery County Health Department provides public access to vital records through The Alabama Centre for Health Statistics’s automated system vital records system. Certificate of deaths which occurred in Montgomery County within 25 years of request is restricted and may only be obtained by

  • Parent of the person named on the certificate
  • Spouse of the person named on the certificate
  • A child of the person named on the certificate
  • A sibling of the person named on the certificate
  • Grandchildren (when demonstrating entitlement)
  • Any legal representative of family or estate

To obtain a restricted death certificate, persons listed above are required to present a primary or two secondary ID and provide sufficient information to guide the record search, including:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Sex
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Age at death
  • Race
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Name of applicant, their signature and relationship to the deceased
  • Address where the certificate is to be mailed and phone number to reach them.

Birth records less than 125 years old are confidential and may only be obtained by

  • Individual on record
  • Parents or legal guardian of the person named on the certificate
  • Spouse of the person named on the certificate
  • A child of the person named on the certificate
  • A sibling of the person named on the certificate
  • Any legal representative of an authorized person

Any of the above persons must complete a request form, pay applicable fees and provide relevant information such as

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Hospital of birth or "home" if not born in a hospital
  • Full name of the parent before the first marriage
  • Name of applicant, signature, mailing address and phone number

To obtain vital records by mail, any interested person or authorized applicant will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $15.00, for a certified copy of a marriage, divorce, birth or death certificate or a “Failure to find certificate0.” Fees are payable by check or money order issued in favor of State Board of Health. The applicant may pay additional fees for expedited service or $6 for an additional copy of the certificate ordered.

Completed request forms and applicable fees may be sent by mail to
Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Interested persons may be required to complete an application form and present a valid government-issued ID if they are requesting restricted vital records such as birth certificates less than 125 years and death certificates less than 25years from the date of a person had passed away. Primary identifications include photos and must be current or have expired no later than 60 days before the day of submission of the request. Examples of acceptable primary IDs include:

  • Alabama Driver's License
  • Out-of-State Driver's License
  • State-Issued Non-Driver ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Work ID (If the applicant is an employee of an agency or /company making the request)
  • Alien Resident Card (Temporary or Permanent)
  • U.S. Employment Authorization Card
  • Citizenship ID Card
  • Tribal ID
  • Pilot's License
  • Boating License
  • Concealed Weapons License
  • Ex-Felon ID
  • Inmate ID issued by the U.S. Dept. of Justice along with
    -- Supporting documents from the institution if the inmate is still in custody
    -- Letter of release from the institution if an inmate has been released
  • School ID (Must include current school term)
  • Alabama Voter Identification Card

Secondary IDs

  • Expired, Government-Issued ID
  • Utility Bill (No more than 6 months old)
  • Work ID (If the applicant is making personal request)
  • Vehicle Registration or Vehicle Title
  • Property Tax Bill
  • Military Discharge (DD Form 214)
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Social Security Correspondence (not Card)
  • U.S. Selective Service Card
  • Recent DMV Receipt for Fines Paid
  • Fishing or Hunting License
  • Copy of Police Report or other official documents which support theft, in cases where interested person’s ID has been stolen
  • Autism Spectrum Card
  • Immunization (Shot) Record

A person may be authorized by another to receive restricted records on their behalf. In that case, both the authorized person and the person authorizing them must provide valid identification.

How to Find Marriage Records

Marriage records for events prior to August 1936 are not maintained by the Alabama Centre for Health statistics. Those are likely to be found at the Montgomery County Probate Office. Access to records from August 1936 is only provided for anyone who has paid the applicable fees and has provided necessary information to initiate a record search.