Incorporated as a county in 1818, Bibb county is located in central Alabama. It was originally named Cahawba county but the name was changed in 1820 to Bibb after the first state governor. Most public records date from at least 1908, sometimes going back farther.
If you are looking for Bibb county public records, you will find most vital records are kept at the health department office in Centreville. They can provide you with certified copies of any record you are permitted to access, usually in just a few minutes while you wait. You will need to have the right forms filled out and pay the correct fee. You can usually pick up copies of the form at the health office, or get them from the Alabama state Department of Health website.
If Centreville isn't convenient, you can also just mail in your request forms to either the local office or the main office for Vital Records in Montgomery. Then you will likely have your Bibb county public records back within 2 weeks. The fees will be the same.
Bibb County Birth Records
There are significant restrictions on who can access Bibb county birth records, though anyone is free to request a copy of their own. You will need to provide document proof of identity when you make your records request though. You can also get a certified copy of a birth certificate of anyone in your immediate family (parents, children, spouses or siblings). Other than that, they are completely restricted for 125 years after the date of birth. After that, they go to the Alabama State Archive in Montgomery. Old archived Bibb county birth records are free to access, though you will have to pay a fee if you need them to do the research for you. To order a copy from the health office, it will cost $15 USD.
Bibb County Death Records
State regulations are not as stringent with Bibb county death records, so you will have an easier time getting copies as long as they are more than 25 years old (based on the date of death). Records past that date are public record, but anything newer will mean you have to be in the immediate family, just like when getting a birth record. Bibb county death records will also cost $15 USD (paid by check or money order) for each record ordered.
Bibb County Marriage Records
Bibb county marriage records do not go back quite as far as the other types of records, as the state only required them to be kept in 1936.There are no privacy restrictions on marriage records so you can make a request for anyone's information on this. The cost per certified copy will be $15 USD like the other records. You can also get copies of divorce records from after 1950.
Bibb County Criminal Records
When looking for Bibb county criminal records, you will only have permission to access your own unless you are an approved employer who needs the information in order to perform a background check on an employee. The files are not kept by the county, but rather the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center and each copy you request will cost $25 USD.