Limestone County is located in the 39th Judicial Circuit for Alabama. Like most Alabama counties, both the Circuit Court and the District Court can issue arrest warrants for the county. Unfortunately, Limestone County is also like most Alabama counties because it does not have online databases for active and outstanding arrest warrants or criminal records. There are state online databases for case information; however, you must pay a fee and be a registered user to get information. Therefore, to get information about warrants or criminal cases, you must research the case files in person at the county courthouse.
Limestone County Courts
The county clerk’s office is located at 200 Washington Street West, 1st Floor, Athens, AL 35611. Most offices will not provide information over the phone; however, you can research active cases if you go to the office during regular business hours. Courthouse office hours for the public are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am through 3:30 pm.
Limestone County Sheriff’s Office
The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office handles serving active warrants issued by the Circuit and District Courts. To inquire about warrants, contact the warrants or records clerk at the Sheriff’s Office. The email addresses for both clerks are located on the sheriff’s website with additional office contact information. The clerk will be able to direct you regarding how to conduct a warrant search through the sheriff’s office.
How do you get information about Limestone County warrants and arrests over the phone? (Updated in 2021)
- Inquiries about recent arrests made by Limestone Sheriff’s Department: (256) 232-0111.
- Inquiries about arrests made by Athens PD: (256) 233-8700.
- Inquiries about arrest warrants: (256) 233-8733.
- Inquiries about court records: (256) 233-6406.
- Inquiries about victim/witness services: (256) 233-6414.
Limestone County crime stats
In 2017, Limestone County Police filed 1169 criminal cases. These included 1015 crimes against property and 154 crimes against persons.
Of the property crimes, 649 were larceny thefts, 284 were burglaries, and 82 were motor vehicle thefts. Of the violent crimes, 114 were aggravated assaults, 28 were rapes, and 10 were robberies.
Limestone County’s crime rates are low compared to nine similar counties (Limestone County is second from the bottom). Crime rates increased in Limestone County by ninety-eight percent from 1999 to 2008. During those years, a crime occurred approximately every 13 hours, and almost half of those crimes occurred less than one mile from the victim’s home.