Alabama Divorce Records

How To Access Alabama Divorce Records
Alabama divorce records can be accessed through any county health department. Most county health departments in Alabama issue copies of divorce records while you wait. In Alabama, access to the records is mostly unrestricted, but a fee as well as the required information must be included with your request.

You may want to access Alabama divorce records to do a background check on yourself or others. Doing a self background check that includes getting a copy of your divorce record can help you make sure that your publicly accessible data is correct. Others may conduct a background check on you and having incorrect information may affect your life negatively. If you know exactly what your records show, it puts you in control.

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You can also take control by doing a dating background check on someone you’ve met and hope to have a long term relationship with by verifying a divorce this person told you about. Also, you may require a certified copy of your Alabama divorce record before you can apply for a marriage license if you remarry.

Contact And Fee Information For Alabama Divorce Records
The $15 fee for Alabama divorce records requests includes a certified copy of the dissolution of marriage certificate if the record is found. If the record isn’t found, a “Failure to Find” certificate will be issued. The fee is non-refundable in any case as it covers the search. If your divorce certificate is found and you would like extra certified copies, these are charged at $6 each.

Cash is accepted for the payment of fees in person, but not through the mail. A check or money order should be made payable to the State Board of Health.

In person Alabama divorce records requests:
Alabama Department of Public Health
Vital Records
RSA Tower
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5418
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Mail in Alabama divorce records requests:
Alabama Department of Public Health
Vital Records
PO Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Alabama public health area offices to call for divorce record access information:

  • Anniston
    (256) 237-1896
  • Dothan
    (334) 792-9070
  • Montgomery
    (334) 277-8464
  • Bay Minette
    (251) 937-5859
  • Tuscumbia
    (256) 383-1231
  • Decatur
    (256) 340-2113
  • Gadsden
    (256) 927-7000
  • Linden
    (334) 295-1000
  • Tuscaloosa
    (205) 554-4500
  • Mobile
    (251) 690-8827
  • Birmingham
    (205) 930-1500

Divorce Records And Alabama Law
In accordance with Alabama law, divorce records are accessible by the public. Anyone with the search fee and necessary information may request Alabama divorce records. The fee and information, which includes the requestor’s signature, must be given before the service can be provided.

If you want to request a divorce record in Alabama, you must state the full names of both of the individuals named on the document, plus their dates of birth. You must also include the date of the divorce as well as the county where it was granted, if known. Your name, address, daytime phone number and signature must also be on your application for an Alabama divorce record.