Jefferson County, Birmingham Division - 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama

Welcome to the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Jefferson County, Birmingham Division's Website

The Tenth Judicial Circuit of the Alabama State Court system consists of the Birmingham and Bessemer Divisions.  Information about the various judges, court personnel, filing fees and juror information can all be found on this website.

Our mission is to provide our visitors with helpful online information about our office and its services. Please select a department or category from the menu to the left to find the information you need. Additional legal and court related information, forms, support, and services are available at

Please register with Alafile to receive free electronic notices and orders. There are no fees or ongoing charges for the registration and use of AlaFile for receipt of notices and orders.  All that is needed is a working e-mail address.  The registered attorney will receive court orders and notices immediately upon the entry of the order by the judge.  If the lawyer does not use e-mail, a member of his/her staff can register.

This website is being provided merely for the purpose of providing instructions as to the procedures of this office and in no way should be construed as advice as to laws. The law prohibits the Circuit Clerk from giving legal advice. Only such persons as are regularly licensed have the authority to practice law. Ala.Code 1975 § 34-3-6. No legal advice is provided through this website. If you need legal assistance, you should see an attorney.


Effective September 4, 2020, parties or attorneys who have filed or do file unlawful detainer (eviction) actions in Jefferson County, Alabama, shall, by filing said action, certify to the Court the following:

By filing this unlawful detainer (eviction) action, Plaintiff (Landlord) or Plaintiff's attorney, if represented, certifies to the Court (1) the property at issue is not subject to a moratorium under the CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136 § 4024 (2020); and (2) the Defendant (Tenant) has not executed and returned to Plaintiff a Declaration, pursuant to the Order issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 85 FR 55292, dated September 1, 2020, effective September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020 (the "CDC Order"). If Plaintiff or Plaintiff's attorney receives a Declaration executed by Defendant pursuant to the CDC Order, Plaintiff or Plaintiff's attorney shall mail or email a copy of the Declaration to the Court to which the case is assigned within three (3) business days of Plaintiff's receipt of the Declaration. Filing the Declaration on Alacourt is not necessary and will not equate to mailing or emailing a copy of the Declaration to the Court to which the case is assigned.

View the CDC Order

View the Declaration Form for tenants (Updated)

Jefferson County Courthouse | 716 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N. | Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 325-5355 | Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday