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Alabama Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages

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Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Alabama, including the dates for which Alabama vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Alabama vital records databases.

Alabama Vital Records:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
Phone: (334) 206-5418

Visit in person:
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1150
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Check or money order should be made payable to the Vital Records. Personal checks are accepted. Call or visit the Web site to verify current fees and to apply for a certificate of birth, death or marriage.

Web site: Alabama Vital Records


Alabama Birth Records:

Dates: From January 1908

Cost of copy: $15.00

Comments: State law restricts access to family members for 125 years after the date of birth. This includes the individual named on the certificate, parents, spouse, children, siblings, and legal representatives. Individuals born in Alabama who were adopted may obtain informational copies of their original birth certificates upon reaching the age of 19.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following information: the full name of the person listed on the certificate, date of birth, place of birth, full name of father, full maiden name of mother, your relationship to the person whose certificate you are requesting, your address and daytime phone number.
Application for Alabama Birth Certificate

Online:
Alabama Births & Christenings, 1881-1930
- A free index to selected Alabama birth and christening records from FamilySearch.


Alabama Death Records:

Dates: From January 1908

Cost of copy: $15.00

Comments: State law restricts access for 25 years after the date of death to family members only. Death certificates more than 25 years old may be obtained by anyone upon payment of the proper fee.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following information: the full legal name of the deceased; the date of death; the county; sex; date of birth or age at death; race; name of spouse; name of parents; the reason why you are requesting the record; and your relationship to the person named on the death certificate.
Application for Alabama Death Certificate

Online:
Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974
- A free index from FamilySearch to almost 2 million Alabama death records.
Alabama Deaths & Burials, 1881-1952 - A free index to selected Alabama death and burial records. From FamilySearch.


Alabama Marriage Records:

Dates: From August 1936*

Cost of Copy: $15.00

Comments: Marriage certificates are not confidential in Alabama and may be accessed by anyone. With your request, include the grooms full name, the full name (including maiden name) of the bride, the date of marriage, the county of marriage and your address and phone number.
Application for Alabama Marriage Certificate

* For marriages prior to 1936, contact the Probate office in county where license was issued.

Online:
Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957
- A free index from FamilySearch to over 1.4 million marriage records from the state of Alabama.


Alabama Divorce Records:

Dates: From January 1950*

Cost of copy: $15.00

Comments: Divorce records are not confidential in Alabama and may be accessed by anyone. With your request, include the full name of husband, the full name (including maiden name) of the wife, the date of divorce, the county where the divorce was granted and your address and phone number.
Application for Alabama Divorce Certificate

* For divorces prior to 1950, contact the Clerk of Circuit Court in county where divorce was granted.

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