Search for Records in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Results May Include: Background Check, Marriage & Divorce Records, Criminal Records, Birth & Death Records, Probate Documents, Land Records, Arrests, Addresses, Liens & Judgments
Tuscaloosa County is located in the state of Alabama. The county was established on February 6, 1818, and named after Tuskaloosa, a paramount chief of the Mississippian culture, considered ancestors of the Choctaw in the region. Tuscaloosa is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to a census done by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010, the county has a population of approximately 194,656 and a total area of 1,351 square miles. Tuscaloosa County borders the following: Walker County to the northeast, Jefferson County to the east, Bibb County to the southeast, Hale County to the south, Greene County to the southwest, Pickens County to the west, and Fayette County to the northwest.
Hardy McCollum is the County Probate Judge as of 2015; his office is responsible for maintaining all county records. Other responsibilities of the Office of Probate include: probating wills, administering intestate estates, guardianships, conservatorships, adoptions, legitimations, condemnations, establishing cemeteries, mental commitments, name changes, marriage license corrections, annexations, and elections.
Public records can be accessed by county residents through . The website has links that will direct you to the relevant records. It is important to note that you will be required to make an account with the Tuscaloosa County Record Room. The account will have a record of all the activities and records obtained through the website.
For records that cannot be accessed online, you will have to visit the Probate Judge’s office in person at Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, 714 Greensboro Avenue, Suite 121, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1891. Before visiting the judge’s office, remember to download and fill out the records request form. Alternatively, you can call the Probate Judge’s office at or email for more information regarding public records. When you request records via email, be sure to include your address because they will be mailed. You can also do a background check on criminal records by visiting the ; the website has detailed reports on criminal activities, sex offenders, most wanted fugitives, and crime mapping.
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