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Tuscaloosa County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Criminal Justice Services Division of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency publishes crime statistics for all the counties in the state. It latest report shows that there were 16 murders, 83 rapes, 208 robberies, and 495 aggravated assaults in Tuscaloosa County in 2017. Property crimes for that year include 1,415 burglaries, 4,864 larcenies, and 405 motor vehicle thefts.

Murder (14.3%), rape (13.7%), aggravated assault (2.1%), and motor vehicle theft (26.2%) rates increased in Tuscaloosa County over the five-year period from 2013 to 2017. In the same period, robbery rate declined by 7.6% and burglary and larceny-theft rates dropped by 25.6% and 5.2% respectively.

Crime Records

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) provides employers in the state with an online tool for checking the criminal histories of prospective and current employees. To use these tool, employers and their agencies must subscribe to the Alabama Criminal History Search System. The service attracts an annual subscription fee of $95 and a criminal history search fee of $15. Visit the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Website to subscribe.

Members of the public can request copies of criminal history reports by completing the Application to Review Alabama Criminal History Record Information Form. ALEA charges $25 for first copy of a criminal history report and $5 for each additional copy. Fees are payable with cashier’s check and money order. Each request must be accompanied by a copy of government-issued photo identification. To submit the request by mail, send the completed application and payment to:

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

To submit the application for a criminal history report in person, visit the agency at the address below:

301 South Ripley Street
Adams Avenue side
Montgomery, AL 36104

Incident summaries from June 2014 to 2019 are available at the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s website. To access incident reports in Tuscaloosa County at no cost, visit the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's website.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Community Information Center maintains the sex offender registry for the state. To located registered sex offenders living in Tuscaloosa County, visit and search the Alabama Sex Offender Registry. Search the registry by offender name, city name, and zip code.

Jail Information

Tuscaloosa County Jail is the local detention facility in the county. It is located:

1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Family and friends can deposit money into inmates’ accounts at the kiosk located in the jail lobby. Cash and credit cards are accepted for payment.

Inmate Records

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office provides the Inmate Search tool for anyone to find and view the records of persons currently incarcerated in the county jail. Members of the public can search this database by name or arrest date.

Court Records

The Circuit Court is the highest trial court in Tuscaloosa County. Below is the address and contact information of this court:

Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-3870 ext. 259

The Clerk of Circuit Court provides copies of court records on request. To obtain copies of court records, contact the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office by visiting or calling:

Circuit Court Clerk
2nd Floor, Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue
P.O. Box 38993
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-8993
Phone: (205) 464-8259

Alternatively, find Tuscaloosa County court records online using the Public Access to Alabama Trial Court Records portal. To start using this service, first register an account with the website.

The addresses and contact information of other trial courts in Tuscaloosa County are as follows:

Tuscaloosa County District Court
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-3870 ext. 355

Tuscaloosa County Probate Court
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue
#121, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 464-8204

Brookwood Municipal Court
15689 Highway 216
Brookwood, AL 35444
Phone: (205) 556-2786

Lake View Municipal Court
21289 Phyllis Drive
Lake View, AL 35111
Phone: (205) 477-1999

Northport Municipal Court
3721 26th Avenue
Northport, AL 35473
Phone: (205) 339-8132

Tuscaloosa Municipal Court
Alvin Dupont Court Building
2122 6th Street
P.O. Box 2089
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Phone: (205) 248-5330
Fax: (205) 247-7845

Vance Municipal Court
P.O. Box 107
Vance, AL 35490
Phone: (205) 553-8278

To obtain records of these courts, contact them by visiting or calling.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

Vital Records

Divorce decrees and copies of divorce judgments are available from the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. To obtain copies of these records, follow the same procedure described above for obtaining circuit court records. Fees are also the same.

The Tuscaloosa County Health Department processes requests for certified copies of marriage, divorce, birth, and death certificates. To request copies of any of these vital records, start by downloading and completing a Vital Records Request Form. Fill the appropriate section for the vital record being requested. Use a request form for only one type of vital record. Do not request more than one certificate on a form.

Each copy of these vital records costs $15. This fee covers the search cost and the cost of a certified copy. Each additional copy of the same record costs $6. Fees are payable with check or money order made out to State Board of Health.

Requests for birth certificates less than 125 years and death certificates less than 25 years must be accompanied by acceptable photo identification. Check the Identification Requirements for Restricted Alabama Vital Records to view the full list of acceptable forms of identification. The right to obtain copies of birth and death certificates is also restricted to family members and any other person who has the legal right to do so.

Certified copies of vital records can be ordered by mail or in person. When requesting copies by mail, send the completed request form, an acceptable copy of government photo identification, and the payment to:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Residents of Tuscaloosa County can also visit the Tuscaloosa County Health Department in person to request copies of vital records. The local Health Department in Tuscaloosa County is located at:

2350 Hargrove Road East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Office: (205) 562-6900
Fax: (205) 562-6903

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Tuscaloosa County?

Property records in Tuscaloosa County are available to the public, in compliance with the Alabama Public Record Law. The Public Records Law grants members of the public access to records that are generated, prepared, used, or retained by government agencies while carrying out official duties. Interested persons can inspect or obtain copies of Tuscaloosa County property records by submitting a request at the custodian's office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Tuscaloosa County

The Tuscaloosa Probate Office maintains and issues copies of property records in the county. Examples of property records available at the Probate Office include deeds, mortgages, plats, liens, and more. Interested persons may obtain these property records in person or online. To submit an in-person request, requestors are to contact the office location:

Physical Address:
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue
Suite 121
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1891
Phone: (205) 464-8204
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday.

Alternatively, the Tuscaloosa County Tax Assessor's Office is responsible for locating, identifying, and assessing taxable properties in the county. The office is also charged with publishing and making available these assessments to interested persons upon request. Requestors can obtain property information in person or online. For in-person requests, interested persons are required to contact the office location:

Physical Address:
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue,
Room 108
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 464-8240
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday.

Mailing Address:
714 Greensboro Avenue
Room 108
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

How to Look Up Tuscaloosa County Property Records

The Tuscaloosa Probate Office maintains an online service known as the Tuscaloosa County Record Room that allows interested members of the public to access public records within the county. Interested persons can search for different property information like deeds, mortgages, and more. To access this property information, users can search using the following criteria:

  • Grantor
  • Grantee
  • Description
  • Book Number
  • First Page Number
  • Instrument Type
  • Start Date
  • End Date

Location of Tuscaloosa County Property Assessors

Physical Address:
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue,
Room 108
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 464-8240
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday.

Mailing Address:
714 Greensboro Avenue
Room 108
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401