The Records Division provides accident, incident, offense, and archived reports. In addition, we also provide criminal background checks and notary services.
Reports can be purchased in person or by mailing in a money order, certified check or company check made out to the City of Birmingham. No personal checks will be accepted. Also include a self-addressed stamped envelope or an email address to receive a copy of your report. If you are listed as the offender on the report you can’t receive a copy of the report. A person can’t get a copy of an offence report if they are not listed as the reporting person or the victim on the report. Any person can receive a copy of a wreck report by having the name(s) of the drivers, location of the accident, date or the case number.
Hours of Operation
No reports are sold after 4:30pm.
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)
Accident Reports – $5.00
Incident/Offense Reports – $5.00
Criminal Background Checks – Birmingham City only – $10.00
Notarization – $6.00
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 are required to be picked up in person, with proper identification. You MUST be listed as the reporting person or the victim on the report in order 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 needed: original copy of the child’s birth certificate (photocopies will not be accepted), your State ID picture and court documentation showing guardianship. 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.
Accident reports are generated and maintained through the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s website known as E-CRASH. The Birmingham Police Department has remote access for the retrieval of accident reports from the state’s on-line database. However, at various unknown times, the state of Alabama’s network is down for maintenance or technical problems. When this happens, the Birmingham Department’s Records Unit has no access to vehicle accident reports until the E-CRASH network resumes functioning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our citizens when this occurs.
1710 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203