Morgan County - 8th Judicial Circuit of Alabama

Welcome to the Circuit Clerk of Morgan County's Website

We hope you will find this site helpful in your search for information about the Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s office. Our goal is to provide you a user-friendly office and this site is another step in providing you a positive experience with our office.


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This site is meant to provide you with information and limited access to forms needed in the court system. Most of the forms can be found at eforms.alacourt.gov

In most cases the forms are provided in Adobe Acrobat, and if you do not have this software loaded on your computer you can go to this link to receive this free software.

If you do not find the information you need on this site, please contact the office and, if possible, we will provide it.

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 the law in the State of Alabama. Pursuant to Section 34-3-6 of the Code of Alabama, the Office of Circuit Clerk is prohibited from giving legal advice. If you need legal assistance, you should contact an attorney or the Alabama State Bar Association at (800) 354-6154. You may reach the Alabama State Bar Association’s website at www.alabar.org.

Chris Priest
Morgan County Circuit Clerk


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2023 Legal Holidays – Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s Office

Mon, January 2 – New Year’s Day
Mon, January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday
Mon, February 20 – George Washington & Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Tue, February 21 – Mardi Gras* (Mobile & Baldwin Counties only)
Mon, April 24 – Confederate Memorial Day
Mon, May 29 – National Memorial Day
Mon, June 5 – Jefferson Davis’ Birthday
Tue., July 4 – Independence Day
Mon, September 4 – Labor Day
Mon, October 9 – Columbus Day/Fraternal Day/American Indian Heritage Day
Sat., November 11 – Veterans Day (observed Fri., Nov. 10)
Thur., November 23 – Thanksgiving Day**
Fri, December 1 - Mrs. Rosa L. Parks Day***
Mon, December 25 – Christmas Day

* Mardi Gras is observed only in Baldwin and Mobile Counties.
** Upon designation by the Governor.
*** December 1 of each year is designated as Mrs. Rosa L Parks Day to commemorate her accomplishments. Each resident of this state is requested to observe the day with appropriate activities.
Note: Holidays that fall on Sunday are observed on Monday; holidays that fall on Saturday are observed on Friday.


Morgan County Courthouse | 302 Lee St. NE | Decatur, AL 35601

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Civil Division (Small Claims, District Civil, Circuit Civil): 256-351-4790, option 1
Criminal/Traffic Division (Misdemeanor, Felony, Traffic): 256-351-4790, option 2
Family Division (Domestic Relations, Child Support, Juvenile): 256-351-4790, option 3