Record Request and Copies

Public Search, Records Request & Copies

For your convenience, a public access computer terminal is located inside the Etowah County Circuit Clerk’s Office for public record name search. The public computer may be used during regular business hours of the Etowah County Judicial Building. Most court records are public and are open for inspection. Once you find the information you need, you will request the copies at the Clerk’s Office counter. Copies of court orders are forwarded to all parties or their attorneys at the time they are filed in the clerk’s office. To receive additional copies of circuit or district court filings, pleadings or orders, you will need to make a written request and pay applicable fees. Requests may take up to 30 days to process due to minimal staffing.

Your written request will need to indicate:

  • Requester’s name, address and contact phone number.
  • What documents are needed and if certification is required
  • Identifiers such as case numbers, party names, style of the case, dates of birth, aliases, charges and type of case. The more information that we have, the more accurate the search.
  • If we are mailing the records to you, please include self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • If you will be picking up the records from our office, please provide a contact phone number.
  • For your convenience, record request forms can be obtained from the Clerk’s Office.

Cost for copies are as follows:

  • Archived/microfilmed records search - $25.00
  • Copies up to 20 pages - $5.00 (each additional copy $0.50)
  • Certification of Document by Clerk - $5.00

Requests by mail must include money order. Personal checks are not accepted.

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Send all written requests to:

Etowah County Circuit Clerk

801 Forrest Ave., Suite 202

Gadsden, AL 35901