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The Probate Office is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property in Barbour County.
$18.00 first page
$3.00 each additional page
$1.00 per name after initial two grantors and initial two grantees
The deed transfer tax is $1.00 per $1000.00 of assessed value. This can be made payable to the Probate Judge.
The mortgage tax is $0.15 per $100.00
County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local probate office directly.
* Documents should be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch paper or 8.5 x 14 inch paper. Blue or black ink should be used, with a minimum font size of 10 point.
* On the first page, there should be a blank space of 3 x 3 in the top right corner. Other first page margins, as well as all margins on subsequent pages, should be at least 1 inch.
* Deeds should include the Fair Market Value, a legal description, and previous recorded information.
* Two witnesses are required only if the notary stamp/seal is not present.
* Printed names are required beneath all signatures.
* Full social security numbers should not be listed on documents to be recorded.
* The buyer's and seller's (grantor and grantee) names and addresses must appear on deeds and mortgages.
* Deeds and mortgages must both show the following statement on the front: 'This document prepared by: name, title, and address.'
* Any instrument attempting to transfer any interest in land will not be recorded if the instrument describes the land by reference to a plat but does not have the plat attached to the instrument or if the instrument does not describe the plat book or office in which it is located. There must also be a legal description of the land by metes and bounds.
* The marital status of the grantor must be included on the deed.
The Real Estate Sales Validation Form must be filed in accordance with Code of Alabama 1975, Section 40-22-1.