Mobile Municipal Archives

Physical Address:

457 Church Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1827
Mobile, Alabama 36633-1827


(251) 208-7740


(251) 208-7428


8-5 Monday-Friday


  • Where is the Mobile Municipal Archives located?
    457 Church Street, the corner of Church Street and Lawrence, one block south of Barton Academy.

  • What are the hours of operation at the Archives?
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • What type of records are at the Archives?
    The Archives contains all of the extant public records of the City of Mobile, dating from the city's creation as an American municipality by the Mississippi Territory in 1814. The original records of Mobile's colonial history (1702-1813) are housed principally in Paris, London, Madrid and Seville. A variety of record types are preserved for research, such as resolutions, licenses, tax lists, minutes, etc., as well as maps, charts and extensive correspondence from various departments.

  • Does the City of Mobile have birth or death certificates?
    No, these records are at the following: Mobile County Health Department 251 North Bayou Street Mobile AL 36652 251-690-8150

  • Does the City of Mobile have marriage licenses?
    No, these records are at the following: Probate Court of Mobile County Record Department P.O. Box 7 Mobile AL 36601 251-574-8490 or 251-574-8492