Talladega became a county in Alabama in 1832, so you can be reasonably confident about finding Talladega County public records that that time until the present. Many records were kept, but the process wasn't perfect and not all events were registered. In 1908, the state made it a legal requirement that the counties submitted this information so the database of material is much better after that year.
Certified copies of Talladega County public records can be ordered by anyone, though not all records are open to the public. There is a cost associated with each search, and you will need to fill out the request form.
The health department office for Talladega County has 2 locations, one in Talladega (the city) and one in Sylacauga. Both offer the same records services, so you can go to whichever one is more convenient. They are open during regular business hours and you can just go to the counter with your forms to get your document copies. You will have to show one piece of photo ID as well.
Talladega County Birth Records
Birth records in Alabama are held confidential for 125 years, during which time only immediate family members can make any requests to get copies. You can also order a copy of your own record. Each copy is $15. Any Talladega County birth records that were taken previous to 1908 are likely going to be missing the name of the child because it was not commonly part of the registration at that time. This may confound your search unless you are positive of both parents names and the exact date of birth.
Talladega County Death Records
You are limited to immediate family members again, but only for a period of 25 years. The cost for certified copies are also $15 apiece. With older Talladega County death records (earlier than 1908), the registrations were extremely brief. If you were hoping to learn more about the decedent, you are mainly out of luck. These records will only have his or her full name, the date of death and the location of death (which you need to know to get the record in the first place). More modern records hold many more details.
Talladega County Marriage Records
Anyone can get Talladega County marriage records because they are completely public records, with no relationship limitations. Just supply the names of both parties, the date and location of the marriage and you can get a copy. Each one has a fee of $15. These records also date back to the origins of the county, but officially marriage registrations weren't required until 1936 so expect some incomplete records before then.
Talladega County Criminal Records
If you need to get a copy of your own Talladega County criminal records, you can do so but you are not permitted access to anyone else's files. These records are not ordered from the health department like the others, but rather the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center in Montgomery instead. Each copy will cost $25, and their website has the proper forms. Employers looking to do background checks need to go to the Alabama Background Check website.