Search for Records in Etowah County, Alabama. Results May Include: Marriage and Divorce Records, Criminal Records, Birth and Death Records, Probate Documents, Land Records, Arrests, Addresses, Liens and Judgments

Etowah County is located in the state of Alabama. Originally Etowah was the southern part of DeKalb County. However, on December 7, 1866, Baine County was established and named after General David W. Baine of the Confederate Army, with its county seat at Gadsden. Later, in 1868, the county was abolished and Etowah County was created from the same territory. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 104,430 people and a total area of 549 square miles. In total area, it is the smallest county in Alabama, but one of the most densely populated counties in the country.

The Probate Judge is responsible for maintaining files, documents, papers, and orders, together with all attachments required by law to be recorded and filed in his office. Clerks in the Probate Office ensure that the records are kept in a manner to permit convenient reference. In addition, the Probate Judges are responsible for keeping well-bound books for recording, work for work, mortgages and deeds and all other instruments authorized to be recorded. Some of the records maintained by the office of the Probate Judge include: mortgages on personal property; documents and instruments concerning condominiums; marriage license and military discharges; lis pendens;  corporations and other forms of business organizations;  petitions, decrees, or orders of bankruptcy; deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, bills of sale;  contracts or other documents purporting to convey any right, title, easement, or interest in any real estate or personal property; all assignments of mortgages; judgments and liens; and plats or maps.

You can do a background check online to access public records in the county. Visit ; once on the website, click on the relevant link to access the records that are available. In case you are not able to access some records, you will have to visit the County Probate Office in person to obtain the records. The Probate Office is located at 800 Forrest Avenue, First Floor Suite Room No 122, Gadsden, AL 35901. Alternatively, you can call the Probate Office at and make any enquiries regarding public records.


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