Autauga county was established in 1818 and is located in central Alabama. The state required that all vital records be recorded starting in 1908.
If you are looking for Autauga country public records, you can usually get in contact with the local health department in Prattville or send an application directly to the state office in Montgomery. Even if the event didn't happen in Autauga county, the office in Prattville can access any Alabama records.
There will be a fee associated with any of these public records, though it can vary. Fees are not refunded if your records can't be found. You can get a copy of the application form from the state Department of Public Health website.
You can also access old records (pre-1908) through the Alabama Department of Archives. They have reels of microfilm that have older public records that you can research.
Autauga County Birth Records
State law prohibits the release of any birth records within 125 years of the birth date, except to someone who is a direct relative (such as a parent, child, spouse or sibling). You can also have access to your own birth record. To make a request for a certified copy of an Autauga County birth record, you can either send an application to the state Vital Records office or to the local county health department. Going to the health department will usually take you less than an hour to get your records, but applying to the state can take up to 2 weeks. Birth records cost $15 USD.
Autauga County Death Records
Autauga county death records are confidential except to immediate relative for 25 years after the date of death. After that, anyone can access a copy for the $15 USD fee. Like with birth records, you can order a copy of an Autauga county death record either from the state or the local county health department. The local office will have while-you-wait service. Some death records may have a cause of death along with burial information but that will depend on when the record was taken.
Autauga County Marriage Records
Marriage records for Alabama have been collected regularly since 1936 and you can get a copy of anyone's records, no matter what your relation. There are no privacy restrictions. Again, your local health department office can provide you with these records or you can apply through the main state office. Like with other vital records, an Autauga county marriage record will cost you $15 USD.
Autauga County Criminal Records
Autauga county criminal records are held by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, and they are only released to certain types of employers for background checks or to individuals seeking details on their own criminal records. You can use the online Alabama Background Check website or contact the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. The fee to request an Autauga county criminal record is $25 USD. You can only access criminal records through the state office as there are no county-level offices that can provide these documents.