The Basics of Alabama Public Records
Alabama public records contain a great deal of information. Since the Freedom of Information Act, each individual state is in charge of keeping, maintaining, and releasing public records. Any and all media within the government - including data you may not even think of (like an email you send to your congressman) is considered public record.
Keeping The Records
If the media is within the government - including libraries, police precincts, and anything funded or run by the government - it is considered a government document. Unless that document contains private information, the individual that creates the document is considered a public official, and the document is turned over to public records.
Accessing the Pages
Alabama public records can be accessed by anyone, at any time, for any reason. There are no limitations. You can also use the information for anything you want, and the government is not allowed to turn your request down or delay you beyond a reasonable time frame. Should the keeper of the records not provide you with the information you request within that time frame, it is considered a violation of the law and the record keeper could be charged. If you want to view or copy Alabama public records, the state makes it very, very easy.