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Death Records in Alabama

The Alabama Center for Health Statistics maintains death records for people who have died in Alabama since 1908. Alabama law considers death records confidential and limits access to them for 25 years after the date of death. Death records over 25 years old can be obtained by anyone who is able to pay the fee.

Authorized persons may obtain a restricted death certificate if they pay the proper fee and are any of the following individuals:
• A parent of the person listed on the death certificate.
• A spouse of the person listed on the death certificate.
• A child of the person listed on the death certificate.
• A grandchild of the person listed on the death certificate.
• A sibling of the person listed on the death certificate.
• A legal representative of the estate or the family of the person listed on the death certificate.
• Informant listed on the death certificate as providing information.

The non-refundable fees for death certificates cost $12 with each additional copy costing $4 each. You will receive a certified copy of the death certificate or a certificate of “Failure to Find” indicating the death certificate was not found. Do not send cash, instead send a check or money order made out to Vital Records for the proper amount.

How to Obtain a Death Certificate

You will need to download this form found here:

Fill out the application completely. Be sure to include the following information to help the Center for Health Statistics find the records you need:

• Full legal name of person who died in Alabama
• Date of birth or age at death
• Date of death
• Sex
• Social Security number
• City (or county) of death
• Race
• Name of spouse
• Names of parents
• Your name, daytime phone number and signature
• Your relationship to the deceased whose certificate you are requesting
• Address where the certificate is to be mailed

Mail the application, appropriate fees and your additional information to:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

You may request copies of death certificates by going to any county health department in person. Many of these offices can even fill your request while you wait.

Electronic requests for death certificates are accommodated through VitalChek. Here you can order certified copies of vital records such as death certificates from Alabama but it will cost you extra fees.

How to Amend a Death Certificate

To amend a death certificate in the case of an error or additional information, you must follow several specific steps. Because the death certificate is a legal document, specific steps must be followed. Medical information changes can only be made by the medical certifier who signed the death certificate.

Non-medical information may be amended by the spouse, parent, informant, funeral home (or other person with the appropriate legal authority) of the decedent who is listed on the certificate. The original death certificate remains unchanged however an affidavit with the corrections to the certificate will be attached.

The form for making an amendment can be downloaded here:

Mail $15 for the amendment which includes one certified copy of the death certificate, along with the application to:

Alabama Vital Records
Death Amendment Clerk
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Due to the complexity of the legal issues surrounding amending a death certificate, call the Death Amendment Clerk at 334-206-2732 for assistance or to answer any questions.

If you have any questions or need further information about obtaining a copy of an Alabama death certificate, you can call (334) 206-5418 for help.

Order Alabama Death Records

Alabama Vital Records
P. O. Box 5625
Montgomery, Al 36103-5625

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Phone numbers to order Alabama Death Records by County

Autauga County Probate
Prattville, AL
334- 361- 3731

Baldwin County Court
Minette, AL
334- 928- 2785

Barbour County Court
Clayton, AL
334- 775- 8371

Bibb County Court
Centreville, AL
205- 926- 3104

Blount County Clerk
Oneonta, AL
205- 625- 4191

Bullock County Court
Union Springs, AL
334- 738- 2250

Butler County Court
Greenville, AL

Calhoun County Court
Anniston, AL
256- 236- 8231

Chambers County Court
Lafayette, AL
334- 642- 5348

Cherokee County Court
Centre, AL
256- 927- 3363

Chilton County Probate
Clanton, AL
205- 755- 1555

Choctaw County Court
Butler, AL
205- 459- 2417

Clarke Probate Court
Grove Hill, AL
334- 75- 3251

Clay County Court
Ashland, AL
256- 354- 2198

Cleburne County Court
Heflin, AL
205- 463- 5655

Coffee County Probate
Enterprise, AL
334- 347- 2688

Coffee-A County Probate
Elba, AL
334- 897- 2211

Colbert County Clerk
Tuscumbia, AL
256- 386- 8542

Conecuh Probate Office
Evergreen, AL
334- 548- 2365

Coosa County Probate
Rockford, AL
256- 377- 4919

Covington County Probate
Andalusia, AL
334- 222- 3189

Crenshaw County Probate
Luverne, AL
334- 335- 6568

Cullman County Court
Cullman, AL
501- 965- 2129

Dale County Probate
Qzark, AL
334- 774- 2754

Dallas Probate Office
Selma, AL
334- 874- 2516

De Kalb County Court
Fort Payne, AL
256- 845- 8510

Elmore County Court
Wetumpka, AL
334- 567- 1138

Escambia County Court
Brewton, AL
334- 867- 0263

Etowah County Court
Gadsden, AL
256- 549- 5334

Fayette County Probate
Fayette, AL
205- 932- 5916

Franklin County Probate
Russellville, AL
256- 332- 8801

Geneva County Probate
Geneva, AL
334- 684- 2276

Greene County Probate
Eutaw, AL
205- 372- 3340

Hale County Probate
Greensboro, AL
334- 624- 7391

Henry County Probate
Abbeville, AL
334- 585- 3257

Houston County Probate
Dothan, AL
334- 677- 4719

Jackson County Probate
Scottsboro, AL
256- 574- 9290

Lamar County Court
Vernon, AL
205- 695- 9119

Lauderdale County Court
Florence, AL
256- 760- 5800

Lawrence County Court
Moulton, AL
256- 974- 2439

Lee County Court
Opelika, AL
334- 745- 9761

Limestone County Court
Athens, AL
256- 233- 6427

Lowndes County Court
Hayneville, AL
334- 548- 2365

Macon County Court
Tuskegee, AL
334- 724- 2611

Madison County Court
Huntsville, AL
256- 532- 3330

Marengo County Court
Linden, AL
334- 295- 2210

Marion County Court
Hamilton, AL
205- 921- 2471

Marshall County Court
Guntersville, AL
256- 571- 7764

Mobile County Court
Mobile, AL
334- 937- 9561

Monroe County Court
Monroeville, AL
334- 743- 4107

Montgomery County Court
Montgomery, AL
334- 832- 1304

Morgan County Court
Decatur, AL
256- 351- 4675

Perry County Court
Marion, AL
334- 683- 2210

Pickens County Court
Carrollton, AL
205- 367- 2010

Pike County Court
Troy, AL
334- 566- 1246

Randolph County Court
Wedowee, AL
256- 357- 4933

Russell County Court
Pheonix City, AL
334- 298- 0509

Shelby County Court
Columbiana, AL
205- 669- 3710

St Clair County Court
Ashville, AL
205- 338- 9449

Sumter County Court
Livingston, AL
205- 652- 7281

Talladega County Probate
Talladega, AL
256- 245- 2900

Tallapoosa County Court
Dadeville, AL
256- 825- 4266

Tuscaloosa County Court
Tuscaloosa, AL
205- 349- 3870

Walker County Court
Jasper, AL
205- 384- 7281

Washington County Court
Chatom, AL
334- 847- 2201

Wilcox County Court
Camden, AL
334- 682- 4883

Winston County Court
Double Springs, AL
205- 489- 5219

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