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St. Clair County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) publishes an index of crime rates for every county in the State. This information is compiled annually through law enforcement agencies and is available to the public on the Alabama Crime Statistics page. St. Clair County police departments and sheriff offices reported 1913 crimes in 2016. Violent crimes recorded were 33 rapes, 17 robberies, 326 assaults, and one murder. Property crimes indexed were 392 burglaries, 1,057 larcenies, and 87 motor vehicle thefts.

A side-by-side comparison of reports in 2012 and 2016 shows that within five years, crimes increased in the county. However, a breakdown of the these crime rates reveals that although 7 out of the 8 major crimes increased, murder went down by -87.5%. Crimes that rose included rape (175%), robbery (6.25%), assault (176.27%), burglary (42.54%), larceny (8.3%), and motor vehicle theft (47.45%).

Criminal Records

In St. Clair County, residents may obtain criminal history checks through the ALEA. The agency maintains an online repository called the Alabama Background Check System where interested parties may search criminal records. It costs $15 per request. New users are required to create a subscriber account, charged at $95 yearly. Email the office for inquiries on using the platform.

Interested parties may also request these records by mail or in-person. Print, complete and sign the Application to Review Alabama Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). The form must also bear the signature of 2 witnesses or must be notarized. It costs $25 payable by check or money order to the ALEA, Criminal Records and Identification Unit. Additional copies cost $5. Applicants must attach a copy of a valid photo ID and their fingerprints, and mail it to the address below:

State Bureau of Investigation
P.O. Box 1511, Montgomery
AL 36102-1511

Use the same procedure to make in-person requests at ALEA office address below:

State Bureau of Investigation
301 South Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 353-4340

Members of the public may purchase copies of police crash reports at the ALEA’s Crash Reports website for a $17 fee. The fee for processing is included. Use a credit card for payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

Applicants may also obtain copies of police reports from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. Visit the office during business hours between Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Victims are required to provide valid identification. It costs $5 per report. Pay in cash.

The ALEA maintains an up-to-date sex offender registry for counties in the State. Anyone in St. Clair County can search the Offenders Watch for nearby registered sex offenders with a name, city, or address. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office also maintains an Offender Search for the same purpose.

There are 2 jail facilities in the two county seats of St. Clair County. Both are run by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. The Office also runs a juvenile detention facility at its Ashville location. Below are the addresses and contact numbers of the jails:

Ashville Jail
162 6th Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: (205) 594-2149
Fax: (205) 594-4739

Pell City Jail
1805 1st Avenue North
Pell City, AL 3512
Phone: (205) 884-6842
Fax: (205) 814-0998

Use the Inmate Roster to search for incarcerated inmates. Friends and family may fund an inmate’s account or commissary by making a deposit at the applicable jail facility through the lobby kiosk, by using an online service, or by phone: (866) 516-0115. Call (205) 594-2509 for funding inquiries.

Court Records

St. Clair County has 2 Circuit Courts, 2 Probate Courts, and 2 District Courts. Also, it has 12 Municipal Courts located in other towns and cities of the county.

The Courts are split equally between its two county seats. Each location has a Circuit Court, Probate Court, and District Court. Find below the court addresses, phone numbers, and business hours:

St. Clair County - Ashville Courthouse
100 6th Avenue
Suite 400
Ashville, AL 35953
(205) 594-2184

St. Clair - Pell City Courthouse
1815 Cogswell Avenue
Suite 217
Pell City, AL 35125
(205) 338-2511

Find below the addresses, contact numbers, and business hours for the Municipal Courts:

Argo Municipal Court
100 Blackjack Road
Argo, AL 35173
Phone: (205) 352-2120
Fax: (205) 352-2118
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ashville Municipal Court
211 8th Street
P.O. Box 70
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: (205) 594-4151
Fax: (205) 594-4292
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hours: Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Leeds Municipal Court
1040 Park Drive,
Leeds AL 35094
Phone: (205)699-0913
Fax: (205) 719-6559
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hours: Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Margaret Municipal Court
125 School Street,
Margaret, AL 35112
(205) 629-5742

Moody Municipal Court
Moody City Hall
670 Park Avenue, Suite 201
Phone: (205) 640-0313
Phone: (205) 640-0314
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Odenville Municipal Court
183 Alabama Street
Odenville, AL 35120
(205) 629-6366
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pells Municipal Court
1905 1st Avenue North
Pell City, AL 35125
(205) 338-2244
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ragland Municipal Court
220 Fredia Street, Suite 102
Ragland, AL 35131
(205) 472-0400
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Riverside Municipal Court
Riverside City Hall
379 Depot Street
Riverside, AL 35135
(205) 338-7692
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Springville Municipal Court
City Hall,
160 Walker Drive,
Springville, AL 35146
(205) 467-6133
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hours: Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Steele Municipal Court
Town Hall Building
4025 Pope Avenue
Steele, AL 35987
(256) 538-8145

Trussville Municipal Court
131 Main Street,
Trussville, AL 35173
Phone: (205) 655-8352
Fax: (205) 661-4069
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Alabama Judicial System maintains a central repository where interested parties can look up court records for any county. Individuals can use the ON-DEMAND Access To Alabama State Trial Court Records website to search a record by name or case number. Court records that can be obtained include criminal records, civil records, small claims records, child support, state traffic records, and domestic relations.

It costs $9.99 for name searches and case number searches. Parties requesting images are charged $5 for the first 20 pages and then $0.50 for each additional page. Individuals can also subscribe to receive alerts when a record has fresh information. This costs $19.99 for District Court cases and $29.99 for Circuit Court cases.

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Vital Records

The Alabama Center for Health Statistics issues vital records for every county in Alabama.

Anyone may obtain divorce records from 1950 to present from the Center provided they have details about the record such as

  • Full names of spouses
  • Date of divorce
  • County of divorce

Make requests for divorce records by mail or in person.

For mail requests, send in a completed and signed Application for Vital Records Form or its Spanish version to the address below:

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

Include fees and valid identification. It costs $15 for certified copies and $6 for additional copies. Acceptable forms of payment include a check or money order. Make out all payments to the “State Board of Health”. Additional fees are assessed by the office for expedited requests. Call the office on (334) 206-5418 to make inquiries.

For in-person requests of divorce records, visit the St Clair County Health Department with the application form and fees at the following address:

St. Clair County Health Department
1175 23rd Street North
Pell City, AL 35125
Office: (205) 338-3357
Fax: (205) 338-4863

It is possible to get the divorce record on the same day. To obtain records prior to 1950, visit the St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Order marriage certificates from August 1936 to date from the Center. Anyone with relevant information on a marriage record can make this request. This information includes the names of both spouses, the date of marriage, and the county where the marriage license was issued. Request for these records in person or by mail.

To request by mail, submit a completed and signed Application for Vital Records Form or its Spanish version. Send this along with valid identification and the applicable fees to the office’s mailing address:

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

Alternatively, visit the St Clair County Health Department at the address below to make the request.

The Center provides birth certificates from 1908 to date to qualified residents of St. Clair County. As birth records are restricted for 125 years in the State, only the person named on the record, immediate family, or legal representatives can obtain these records. Applicants are required to provide valid identification. It costs $15 for certified copies, $6 for additional copies, and an extra $15 for expedited requests. Fees are payable by money order or check made out to the “State Board of Health”.

Make requests in person at the St. Clair County Health Department at 1175 23rd Street North, Pell City, Alabama 35125. Or send a mail with a completed Application for Vital Records (Spanish version) and applicable fees to the address below:

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

Order Alabama death records from 1908 to date through the Center for Health Statistics. Anyone can obtain death records over 25 years old for a fee. Only eligible parties with valid identification such as the deceased’s immediate family or legal representatives can obtain records less than 25 years old.

Interested parties may obtain these records in person or by mail. Make in-person requests to the St Clair County Health Department at the address below:

St. Clair County Health Department
1175 23rd Street North
Pell City, AL 35125
Office: (205) 338-3357
Fax: (205) 338-4863

Send a completed Application for Vital Records ( Spanish version) to the Center’s office at the address below. Include applicable fees and an acceptable form of identification.

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

It costs $15 per certified copy and $6 for additional copies. Applicants may opt to expedite their requests for an additional fee.