Alabama Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Alabama marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Montgomery
Most Populous City: Birmingham
Total Area: 52,419 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 4779736
Website: http://www.albama.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Certified copies of Alabama vital records for marriages and divorces can also be obtained at a county health department or through ACHS. Alabama marriage records are available for 1936-present and divorces for 1950-present. Certified copies for earlier marriage certificates are obtained from the probate judge in the county where the license was issued. Early marriage records contain only names and dates; after 1909 they include more detail, such as age, occupations, and parents. Certified copies for earlier Alabama divorce records are obtained from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in which the divorce was granted (the Chancery Court prior to 1917). Divorces prior to 1865 were part of the legislative Senate and House Journal records.

For more information on Alabama vital records, visit Alabama Birth & Death Vital Records

Alabama Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Center for Health Statistics
Record Services Division
PO Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
Phone: 334-206-5418
Fax: 334-262-9563
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Certificates can, also, be requested in any AL County Health Department for any vital record event occurring in AL; delivery time is usually 15-30 minutes.
Search Note: Include a daytime phone number and signature of requester.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Center for Health Statistics
Record Services Division
PO Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
Phone: 334-206-5418
Fax: 334-206-2659
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Certificates can also be requested in any AL County Health Department for any vital record event occurring in AL, delivery time is usually 15-30 minutes.
Search Note: Include a daytime phone number and signature of the requester.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Office of Courts
300 Dexter Ave
Montgomery, AL 36104-3741
Phone: 334-954-5000
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Trial court records can be obtained online.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Alabama Bureau of Investigation
Identification Unit - Record Checks
PO Box 1511
Montgomery, AL 36102-1511
Phone: 334-353-4340
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: The request must be on state form ABI-46. The form can be obtained from at http://dps.alabama.gov/ABI/forms/ABI-46.pdf or call to have copy sent.
Search Note: 100% of the record files have fingerprints.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Alabama Department of Corrections
Central Records Office
PO Box 301501
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-353-9500
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Questions regarding specific inmates can be sent to constituent.services@doc.alabama.gov.

Alabama County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records


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