Limestone County is located in the 39th Judicial Circuit for Alabama. Like most counties in Alabama, both the Circuit Court and the District Court can issue arrest warrants for the county. Unfortunately, Limestone County is also like most counties in Alabama 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, in order 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 (telephone: 256-233-6406). Most offices will not provide information over the telephone; however, if you go to the office during normal business hours, you can research active cases. 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 contact information for the office. The switchboard telephone number is 256-232-0111. You may not be able to receive detailed information by phone; however, the clerk will be able to direct you regarding how to conduct a warrant search through the sheriff’s office.
Limestone County crime stats
Crime rates in Limestone County are low when 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.