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Sumter County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Sumter County Background Information

Alabama is home to Sumter County. Sumter County had 13,763 residents in 2010, based on a local census. Livingston is the current county seat in Sumter County.

The county was founded in 1832.

It was named in honor of General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina.

Sumter County Arrest Records

Arrest records are kept on all crimes within the Sumter County area. Crimes in Sumter County are put into two primary categories, violent crime and property crime. In 2017, in Sumter County, there were 15 violent and 60 property crimes.

Sumter County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff: Brian Harris
1733 N. Washington Ave
Livingston, AL 77351
Phone: (205) 652-2841
Fax: (205) 652-7981

Sumter County Criminal Records

In Sumter County, and across the whole state of Alabama the authorities are required to keep an up-to-date list of all criminal records. This includes all people in Sumter County who's a sex offender and lives, works, attends school, or is jailed. All Sumter County citizens may access an up-to-date copy of this register.

Citizens living in Sumter County can use tools to search for any offenders in the area. The results will show all jailed and non-compliant offenders too.

Sumter County Court Records

Sumter County criminal, civil, and family cases are all managed by the circuit court system. Court records in Sumter County are safeguarded by the court clerk. To acquire these records in Sumter County, a person must enquire at :

Sumter County Circuit Court
Devon A. James, Clerk
Sumter County Courthouse
115 Franklin St # 2
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-6169

The Court of Appeals has the power to oversee any lower court case in which one party appeals in Alabama. The lower courts often refer to one of the 67 superior or trial courts found across Alabama's 67 counties, including Sumter County.

NOTE - Common court records in Sumter County can usually be delivered by mail, email, or fax once payment is received. However, all official records can only be sent via mail in Sumter County.

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Sumter County Public Records

Every person within the Sumter County region has public record information maintained on them. For the State of Alabama including Sumter County, The Center for Health Statistics (CHS) operates the vital records system and collects health-related statistical data. Having lots of copies keeps the records safe and they may then be properly used for statistical analysis someday.

The CHS files, holds, and issues certified copies of vital records including birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates for events that occur in Alabama Vital Statistics Image Oriented Network or ViSION, permits vital records being issued through all Alabama county health departments, and an automated vital records system.

The Alabama Open Records Law which was introduced in 1923, states that all Sumter County inhabitants can access and copy all public vital records. Every last person in Sumter County therefore has the right to access state and local government public records. Sumter County records are open for applications at:

Sumter County Probate Court
115 Marshall Street
Post Office Box 1040
Livingston, Al 35470
Phone: (205) 652-7281
Fax: (205) 652-6206

These records are, unfortunately, not free in Sumter County. First copies of birth records cost $15.00, with extra copies obtained at the same time costing an additional $6.00 in Sumter County. Death certificates in Sumter County will set a person back $15.00 for a first copy and $6.00 for each after. Sumter County marriage records cost $15.00 per first copy, and an extra $6.00 for every additional copy ordered at the same time. Finally, divorce records in Sumter County will set a person back $15.00 for a first copy and $6.00 for each after.

NOTE - The office is only open between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST on Monday to Friday. In Sumter County, some form of photo ID is needed to get records. This could comprise a driver’s license or state ID. Sumter County insists upon record applications being put in writing.