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Alabama Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Alabama, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

ALABAMA STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(334) 242-8000

ALABAMA STATE WEB SITE:
www.state.al.us/2k1

Attorney General
www.ago.state.al.us

Archives
www.archives.state.al.us

Legislation Records
www.legislature.state.al.us

Criminal Records:
Alabama Department of Public Safety
PO Box 1511
Montgomery AL 36192
(334) 242-4244
(fax number not provided)

Vehicle Ownership Information:
Department of Public Safety
Driver License Division
PO Box 1471
Montgomery AL 36102
(334) 242-4400
(fax number not provided)

Vital Statistics (marriage/divorce/birth/death)
Center for Health Statistics
Vital Records Division
PO Box 5625
Montgomery AL 36103
(334) 613-5418
(fax number not provided)

Business/Corporate Records
Secretary of State
(PO Box 5616
Montgomery AL 36103-5616
(334) 242-5324
(334) 240-3138 (fax)
www.sos.state.al.us/sosinfo/inquiry.cfm

Workers' Compensation
Department of Industrial Relations
649 Monroe Street
Montgomery AL 36131
(334) 242-8981
(334) 242-2304 (fax)
www.dir.state.al.us/uc.htm

UCCs and Tax Liens
Secretary of State
UCC Division
PO Box 5616
Montgomery AL 36103-5616
(334) 242-5231
(fax number not provided)
www.sos.state.al.us

Civil Records
(County circuit and district courts)
State Court Administrator's Office
300 Dexter Ave
Montgomery AL 36104
(334) 242-0300
www.alacourt.org

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL INFORMATION BY COUNTY:

Autauga County
PO Box 126
Prattville AL 36067
(334)361-3737

Baldwin County
PO Box 1149
Bay Minette AL 36507
(251) 937-0370

Barbour County
PO Box 219
Clayton AL 36016
(334) 775-8366

Bibb County
Bibb County Courthouse
Centreville AL 35042
(205) 926-3103

Blount County
220 2nd Ave East
Oneonta AL 35121
(205) 625-4153

Bullock County
PO Box 230
Union Springs AL 36089
(334) 738-2280

Butler County
PO Box 236
Greenville AL 36037
(334) 382-3521

Calhoun County
25 W. 11th St.
Anniston AL 36201
(205) 231-1750

ONLINE: Calhoun County Sex Offenders
www.calhouncountysheriff.org

Chambers County
Chambers County Courthouse
Lafayette AL 36862
(334) 864-4348

Cherokee County
Cherokee County Courthouse
Centre AL 35960
(256) 927-3340

Chilton County
PO Box 1946
Clanton AL 35046
(205) 755-4275

Choctaw County
117 S Mulberry Ave
Butler AL 36904
(205) 459-2155

Clarke County
117 Court Street
Grove Hill AL 36451
(251) 275-3363

Clay County
PO Box 816
Ashland AL 36251
(256) 354-7926

Cleburne County
120 Vickery St.
Heflin AL 36264
(256) 463-2651

Coffee County
PO Box 402
Elba AL 36323
(334) 897-2954

Colbert County
Colbert County Courthouse
Tuscumbia AL 35674
(256) 386-8512

Conecuh County
PO Box 107
Evergreen AL 36401
(251) 578-2066

Coosa County
PO Box 98
Rockford AL 35136
(256) 377-4988

Covington County
Covington County Courthouse
Andalusia AL 36420
(334) 428-2520

Crenshaw County
PO Box 167
Luverne AL 36049
(334) 335-6575

Cullman County
Cullman County Courthouse
Cullman AL 35055
(256) 775-4654

Dale County
PO Box 1350
Ozark AL 36361
(334) 774-5003

Dallas County
PO Box 1158
Selma AL 36702
(334) 874-2523

De Kalb County
Dekalb County Courthouse
Fort Payne AL 35967
(256) 845-8525

Elmore County
PO Box 338
8935 US Hwy 233
Wetumpka AL 36092
(334) 567-1123

Escambia County
PO Box 856
Brewton AL 36427
(251) 867-0201

Etowah County
800 Forrest Ave
Gadsden AL 35901
(256) 549-5437

Fayette County
PO Box 206
Fayette AL 35555
(205) 932-4617

Franklin County
PO Box 160
Russellville AL 35633
(256) 332-8861

Geneva County
P.O. Box 430
Geneva, AL 36340-0430
(334) 684-5620

Greene County
P.O. Box 307
Eutaw, AL 35462
(205) 372-3340

Hale County
1001 Main St.
Greensboro, AL 36744-1510
(334) 624-4334

Henry County
101 W. Court Square, Suite J
Abbeville, AL 36310-2135
(334) 585-2753

Houston County
P.O. Box 6406
Dothan, AL 36302-6406
(334) 677-4800

Jackson County
P.O. Box 397
Scottsboro, AL 35768
(256) 574-9320

Jefferson County
716 N. 21st St.
Birmingham, AL 35263-0001
(205) 481-4165

Lamar County
P.O. Box 338
Vernon, AL 35592
(205) 695-7193

Lauderdale County
P.O. Box 1059
Florence, AL 35631
(256) 760-5170

Lawrence County
P.O. Box 310
Moulton, AL 35650
(256) 974-2432

Lee County
P.O. Box 2266
Opelika, AL 36803-2266
(334) 749-7174

Limestone County
P.O. Box 1145
Athens, AL 35612
(256) 233-6406

Lowndes County
P.O. Box 5
Hayneville, AL 36040-0065
(334) 548-2252

Macon County
101 E. Northside St., Suite 101
Tuskagee, AL 36083-1712
(334) 724-2614

Madison County
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, AL 35801-4820
(256) 532-3381

Marengo County
101 E. Coats Ave.
Linden, AL 36748-1546
(334) 295-2223

Marion County
P.O. Box 1687
Hamilton, AL 35570-1595
(205) 921-7451

Marshall County
424 Blount Ave.
Guntersville, AL 35976-0610
(256) 878-4522

Mobile County
P.O. Box 7
Mobile, AL 36601
(251) 574-8786

ONLINE: Deeds, UCCs, Property, Marriages
www.mobilecounty.org/probatecourt/recordssearch.htm

Monroe County
P.O. Box 665
Monroeville, AL 36461-0665
(251) 743-2283

Montgomery County
P.O. Box 223
Montgomery, AL 36101-0223
(334) 832-1237

Morgan County
302 Lee St., NE
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 351-4790

Perry County
P.O. Box 478
Marion, AL 36756
(334) 683-6106

Pickens County
P.O. Box 370
Carrollton, AL 35447
(205) 367-2050

Pike County
P.O. Box 948
Troy, AL 36081
(334) 566-4622

Randolph County
P.O. Box 249
Wedowee, AL 36278
(256) 357-4933

Russell County
P.O. Box 518
Phenix City, AL 36868
(334) 298-7979

Saint Clair County
P.O. Box 220
Ashville, AL 35953-0397
(205) 594-2184

Shelby County
P.O. Box 825
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 669-3760

Sumter County
P.O. Box 936
Livingston, AL 35470
(205) 652-2291

Talladega County
P.O. Box 737
Talladega, AL 35161
(256) 761-2102

Tallapoosa County
125 N. Broadnax St., Rm. 126
Dadeville, AL 36853-1395
(256) 825-1098

Tuscaloosa County
714 Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
(205) 349-3870

Walker County
P.O. Box 502
Jasper, AL 35502
(205) 384-7268

Washington County
P.O. Box 549
Chatom, AL 36518-0146
(334) 847-2208

Wilcox County
P.O. Box 668
Camden, AL 36726
(334) 682-4126

Winston County
P.O. Box 27
Double Springs, AL 35553
(205) 489-5533