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Are Alabama Vital Records Open to the Public?

Not all Alabama Vital Records are open to the public. While certain public records are unrestricted and can be requested by anyone who can provide enough information to facilitate a search (and satisfy all other requirements), some Vital Records are restricted and access to restricted records are limited to immediate family members of the person named on the record and representatives of eligible persons, with written permission.

 

What Information do I need to search for Alabama Vital Records Online?

Persons searching for Alabama vital records may be required to provide pertinent information to facilitate the search, some of which include:

  • Name on the Record
  • Date of the Event
  • Location of the Event
  • Father’s Name (if applicable)
  • Mother’s maiden name (if applicable)
  • Relationship to the person on the record
  • Acceptable identification (if applicable)
  • Daytime phone number
  • Address where the certificate should be sent (For mail-in requests)

 

How Do I obtain Alabama Vital Records?

When submitting a request for an Alabama Vital Record, the requestor will need to complete and submit the Vital Records Request Application form, along with the full payment for the record search and copy. For restricted records, the requestor will need to provide an acceptable form of identification before receiving the record.

The Center for Health Statistics of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) maintains vital records dating back to 1908. Requests for these records can be made online, by mail, or in-person at any local county health department. Online requests are handled by third-party websites and will incur additional fees dictated by the service provider.

Publicly available vital records are also accessible from some third-party websites.* These websites offer the benefit of not being limited by geographical record availability and can often serve as a starting point when researching a specific or multiple records. To find a record using the search engines on these sites, interested parties must provide:

  • The name of someone involved providing it is a not a juvenile
  • The assumed location of the record in question such as a city, county, or state name

 

*Third-party sites are not government-sponsored websites, and record availability may differ from official channels.

 

What is the difference between a Certified Copy and an Informational Copy?

A certified copy of an Alabama Vital Record is issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health on security paper and will contain an embossed government seal. These documents are issued to eligible applicants and can be used for legal and identification purposes. An informational copy is typically a notification that is issued to ineligible applicants and cannot be used for legal intentions.

Are Alabama Marriage Records Public Information?

According to the law, Marriage Records in the state of Alabama are unrestricted records and thus, constitute public information. This is to say that anyone, who can provide adequate information for a record search and pay all applicable fees, can request for a Marriage Record in the state of Alabama.

 

How do I find Alabama Marriage Records?

The Center for Health Statistics of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has records of marriages that occurred in the state, from August 1936. Information on marriages prior to this date must be obtained from the Probate Judge in the county where the license was issued. Marriage Record searches cost $15 which includes one certified copy of the Marriage certificate or a “Failure to Find” certificate if the record cannot be found. Additional copies cost $6 each if ordered at the same time. Requests for Marriage Records can be made online, by mail (to the State Office) or by Walk-in (at any county Health Department).

To make mail requests for Marriage Records, complete the Vital Records Request Application form and submit it along with the proper fee (check/money order payable to State Board of Health) to

Alabama Vital Records
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

To make walk-in requests for Marriage Records, complete the Vital Records Request Application form and deliver it, along with the complete fee, to the nearest county health department. Most marriage certificates can be issued while you wait.

Are Alabama Divorce Records Public Information?

Alabama State laws classify Divorce Records as unrestricted records. These records can be requested by anyone who provides enough information for a record search and pays all requisite fees.

 

How do I find Alabama Divorce Records?

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Center for Health Statistics has records of Divorces in the state, from January of 1950. Records of divorces that occurred earlier are obtainable from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the divorce decree was issued. Searches for Divorce Records cost $15 and this will include a certified copy of the divorce decree or a Certificate of Failure to Find. Additional copies of a Divorce Record (ordered at the same time) cost $6 each. Divorce Records can be applied for, online, by mail-in applications to the State Office or walk-in applications at any county health department.

Mail applicants must include a completed Vital Records Request Application form and a check or money order for the complete fee, payable to the State Board of Health. Send form and payment to

Alabama Vital Records
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Walk-in applications can be made at any county health department. Deliver a completed Vital Records Request Application form and the complete fee in-person to the office. Most divorce certificates can be issued while you wait.

Are Alabama Birth Records Public Information?

Alabama Birth Records, which are less than 125 years, are classified as restricted records. Public access to these records is restricted to specific individuals and entities, who must provide evidence of their eligibility to receive copies of the records. The individuals with access to Birth Records in Alabama are

  • The person named on the record
  • A parent or legal guardian
  • Husband or wife of the person named on the record
  • Son or daughter of the person named on the record
  • Sister or brother of the person named on the record
  • A legal representative of an authorized person

 

Records that are older than 125 years are not restricted and are available to any member of the public who can provide enough information for the search of the record. All applicable fees must be paid before receiving an Alabama Birth Record and an acceptable form of identification must be presented for restricted records.

 

How do I find Alabama Birth Records?

The Center for Health Statistics of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) retains records of Births in the state since January 1908. A fee of $15 is charged and this covers the record search and a certified copy of the Birth Certificate or a Certificate for Failure to Find. Additional copies of the same records ordered at the same time will cost $6 each. Requests for Birth Records can be made online, by mail or by a walk-in application.

Mail requests should be made by completing the Vital Records Request Application form and sending it in, with the proper fee (money order/check, payable to State Board of Health) and a copy of an acceptable form of identification to

Alabama Vital Records
Alabama Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Walk-in requests can be made by going to any county health department and submitting a completed Vital Records Request Application form and the full payment. The applicant will be required to provide acceptable identification if the record is restricted (i.e. less than 125 years old). Most birth certificates can be issued while you wait.

Are Alabama Death Records Open to the Public?

Alabama Death Records, which are less than 25 years, are considered restricted records and are not open to the general public. These records are only available to specified parties, who must show evidence of the eligibility to receive these records. These specified parties are

  • A parent of the person named on the record.
  • Spouse of the person named on the record.
  • An adult child of the person named on the record
  • Adult Sibling of the person named on the record
  • A grandchild of the person named on the record when demonstrating entitlement
  • The legal representative of family or estate

 

Death Records older than 25 years are unrestricted records and are open to members of the public who can provide enough information for the record search and meet any other requirements. An applicant for a Death Record must pay all required fees and meet identification requirements (where required) before processing will begin on any request.

 

How do I find Alabama Death Records?

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Center of Health Statistics has records of death certificates filed for deceased persons in the state from January 1908. Search requests for Death Records cost $15 and the applicant will receive a certified copy of the Death Certificate or a Failure to Find Certificate. Requests for additional copies of the same record that are made at the same time will cost $6 each. Application for copies of Death Records can be made online, by mail (to the State Office) or by Walk-in (at any county Health Department). Applicants requesting restricted records must provide an acceptable form of identification before processing will begin on the record.

For walk-in applications, requesters must complete the Vital Records Request Application form and return to the nearest the county health department, along with the complete fee. If the applicant is requesting a restricted record (records less than 25 years old), an acceptable form of identification must be provided before processing of the application will begin. Most death certificates can be issued while you wait.

How do I find Sealed Vital Records?

Vital Records filed by the Alabama Department of Public Health are both restricted and unrestricted, depending on the type and age of the record. Restricted records are available to select entities and unrestricted records are available to the general public. For records that have had their access restricted, by being sealed, an application to unseal the records must be made with the court which ordered the sealing of the record.

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