Wilcox County has been an Alabama county since 1819, which is when many Wilcox County public records started being kept. Not all events were registered until 1908 when the state made it a legal require for the counties to comply. So when you are looking for records between these two years, you can expect a little inconsistency.
Other than that, you just have to fill out the forms at the health department office in Camden to get certified copies of any vital records. Some records are not handed out this way, but more details on that in a moment. At the health office, they handle public requests at the service counter while-you-wait. There is also a small search fee that you will have to pay with each records you are asking for.
For when Camden is not near enough, you can send your form and fee to the office by mail and you can also mail you records application to the Vital Records office in Montgomery. They handle requests from the entire state, including Wilcox County public records. Regardless of which office you deal with, your search fees are not returned to you in the event that the record you ask for can't be found.
Wilcox County Birth Records
These records are somewhat limited, as mentioned above and are only given out to immediate family members unless the Wilcox County birth record you want is 125 years old. By then, it is considered public domain and can be retrieved by anyone. So until that time has passed, you can only order records for yourself, or for your children, parents, siblings or legal spouse. Each certified copy will cost $15, but extra copies of the same record are only $6 each.
Wilcox County Death Records
There are privacy rules with Wilcox County death records as well, but the time period is only 25 years long. So for 25 years, only immediate relatives can request a death certificate but after that they are accessible by anyone. You can still order them through the health department for $15 if you need it certified. Once public, these can be found at the State Archive as well if you prefer to get a copy for free.
Wilcox County Marriage Records
Wilcox County marriage records are always open to the public so you can get any record you want without having to establish your relationship to the married parties. These records were officially collected starting in 1936 though older records usually exist at the Probate courthouse. Recent ones can be gotten through the health department like the others, at the same cost of $15 each.
Wilcox County Criminal Records
These are different from the records so far listed as they are not accessible through any county office. All Wilcox County criminal records are kept in possession by the state, and you have to make a request to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center in order to get copies. And these are classified records, except that you are legally permitted to get your own criminal background files. Each request has a fee of $25.