Bullock County is in south-eastern Alabama, and it was formed as a county in 1866 which was later than most. There may be Bullock County public records after that point but the state as a whole didn't start requiring the collection of information until 1908. That is when the bulk of the record holdings begin.
To access copies of Bullock County public records of various types, you have 2 options. You can go in person to the health department office in Union Springs and file your request there, which will get you while-you-wait results. Otherwise, send in your forms to the Vital Statistics office in Montgomery. Then you can expect to see your material back in 1 to 2 weeks.
There are fees associated with all Bullock County public records, and you can pay by check or money order made out to the State Board of Health. Forms can be picked up at the health office or downloaded from the state Department of Health website.
Bullock County Birth Records
The county is bound by state regulations that prevent the public access of birth records for 125 years after the date of birth. The exceptions are your own Bullock County birth record, or that of your immediate family. You can make a request for a copy of your child, parent, spouse or sibling providing you can document the relationship. The forms will require that you identify the record you are seeking by full name, as well as the place and date of birth. The fee for a certified copy of a Bullock County birth record is $15 USD, and an additional $6 if you need extra copies.
Bullock County Death Records
It is less restrictive to get a copy of a Bullock County death record because they move to the public domain after only 25 years, when you can order any record you wish. Until that time, you will be restricted to immediate family members only. The application will need the person's name, date and place of death as well as their birth date or age. Each record will cost $15 USD.
Bullock County Marriage Records
With marriage records, there are no restrictions and anyone can make a records request for anyone else's marriage registration. You can go back as far as 1936 though newspaper archives and church records may have Bullock County marriage records that date back earlier. You can order these for $15 USD apiece, also from the health department office. Alabama started keeping divorce records in 1950, which are also available to the public.
Bullock County Criminal Records
All criminal records for the state are kept by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, and they are basically confidential with few exceptions. First, you are permitted to see a copy of your own Bullock County criminal record as long as you pay the $25 USD charge and submit the forms. Some (but not all) employers are also allowed access through the Alabama Background Check website in order to conduct pre-employment checks on potential employees.