The Records Division is part of the Administration Bureau. The Records Division provides essential support services to the Patrol and Investigative Bureaus, the public, and other criminal justice agencies.
Incident/Offense reports may only be released to authorized parties in person. Reports involving certain types of crime (i.e., juvenile cases) may not be released. Most releasable reports are available within 5-7 working days.
- To determine if a report is available for release, please contact the Records Department at (205) 254-6308.
- Make sure you have your case number readily available when calling.
- Accident Reports may be purchased online or in person. Alabama Code 32-10-7 governs who is eligible to purchase accident reports.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 8am – 4:30pm
No reports are sold after 4:30pm.
Criminal Background Checks will be available between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
AVAILABILITY OF REPORTS IS SUBJECT TO CITY HALL CLOSURES, INCLEMENT WEATHER, AND OTHER EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES.
Archived reports – $25.00 (Incident/Offense Reports prior to January 2013 or Accident Reports prior to January 2015, 3-5 business days)
Accident Reports – $10.00
Incident/Offense Reports – $10.00
Criminal Background Checks – Birmingham City only – $10.00 (1-3 business days)
Fingerprint Cards – $10.00
Please note: For payments made online with Allpaid, a separate transaction is required for each request.
For Public Records Requests, visit the City of Birmingham Office of Public Information:
WE ACCEPT CASH, DEBIT CARDS, CREDIT CARDS, MONEY ORDERS and COMPANY CHECKS ONLY.
NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Note: Incident/Offense reports must be picked up in person, with proper identification. You MUST be listed as the reporting person or the victim on the report to obtain a copy. If you are listed as the offender, you CANNOT receive a copy of the report.
Only parents or legal guardians may purchase juvenile reports. The following items are required to pick up a report: original copy of the child’s birth certificate or court documentation showing guardianship (photocopies will not be accepted), and your State ID. You cannot purchase the report if your child is listed as a suspect on the report, unless you are the person who made the report- no exceptions.
1710 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203