Finding arrest warrants in Houston County may be somewhat tricky because the courts do not maintain county records’ online resources. The State of Alabama has several available resources to search case records; however, you must be a registered user and pay a service fee. Therefore, in the alternative, you visit the Clerk of Court’s office for Houston County to inquire about criminal records and active warrants.
Houston County Clerk of Court
The Clerk’s Office is responsible for keeping case records, which include criminal cases. The office is located at 444 North Oats Street, Second Floor, in Dothan, AL 36303. Before going to the office to look for arrest records, you should call the clerk to inquire about any restrictions on the public search of court records.
Houston County Sheriff’s Office
Once a warrant for arrest is issued, it is transferred to the county law enforcement division for service and execution. The arrest warrant directs law enforcement officers to apprehend and detain the subject until he can be brought before a judge. You should contact the warrants division of the Houston County Sheriff’s Office to inquire about outstanding warrants. You can find the office at 144 North Oates Street in Dothan, AL 36303. You may also be able to obtain a list of the most wanted criminals in the county.
How do you request information on Houston County warrants and arrests over the phone? (As of 2021)
- To request information about active warrants, contact the Dothan Municipal Court at 334-615-4150.
- To inquire about recent arrests, call 334-712-0762.
- To speak to the officer handling your criminal complaint, contact the Sheriff’s Department at 334-677-4808.
- To get information about the local criminal background check process, contact the agency at 334-677-4882.
- To communicate with Victim/Witness Services, contact the Victim’s Advocate at 334-677-4894.
- To get a certified copy of judicial records, contact the Court Clerk at 334-677-4800.
Houston County crime rates
The overall crime rate of Houston County increased by 13% between 2018 and 2019. As compared to the nearly 685 complaints filed in 2018, the local police received approximately 780 complaints in 2019. Of the cases registered, 657 were against property crimes, with larceny-theft bringing in the maximum complaints at 400. Violent crimes led to the filing of 121 complaints.
Compared with other similar counties in Alabama, Houston County ranked second highest (out of ten) for the number of crimes committed between 1999 and 2008. During this time, almost 39,000 crimes were committed within the county, with nearly 9% being violent. By far, the most frequent crimes committed within the county were theft and burglary. Crimes increased over these ten years by 25 percent.