Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama

The Etowah County Judicial Building will be closed on June 18th for Juneteenth Independence Day and July 5th for Independence Day

COVID-19 Administrative Order for Judicial Building and Courtroom Procedures and Security

COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response Order No. 7

COVID-19 Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting

COVID-19 Governor Proclamation Requiring Facemasks

COVID-19 Order of the State Health Office Suspending Certain Gatherings, Amended July 15, 2020

COVID-19 "Safer at Home" Mask Requirement FAQ

COVID-19 Updated Statewide Health Order for Alabama

COVID-19 Admin Order Modifying Court Proceedings through December 31, 2020

COVID-19 Admin Order Modifying Court Proceedings through January 15, 2021


As Circuit Clerk of Etowah County, I am pleased to welcome you to our official website. The office of the Circuit Clerk is committed to providing and assisting our visitors with useful online information about our office and its services. This site will navigate you in accessing general information and forms for each division of court, please select a department or category from the menu located to the left. Additional legal and court related information to quick links, general forms and filing instructions is available at

When personally contacting the Circuit Clerk’s Office, you will discover dedicated court specialists that will assist you in an ethical and professional manner in providing court record information. A public access computer is also accessible and available in the Circuit Clerk’s Office for searching court record information.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Circuit Clerk, your comments or suggestions are always appreciated as we strive to serve you better. Please feel free to contact the Clerk’s Office at (256) 549-2150.

Alabama law prohibits the Circuit Clerk from giving legal advice. If you need legal assistance, you should seek an attorney.

Cassandra “Sam” Johnson
Circuit Clerk
16th Judicial Circuit

William H. Rhea III Judicial Building | 801 Forrest Ave. | Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: (256) 549-2150 | Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm