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Chilton County, Alabama

Recorder Offices


Chilton County Probate Office

500 2nd Ave North / PO Box 270, Clanton, Alabama 35046

8:30 to 4:00 M-F

Phone: (205) 755-1555


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Alabama - Chilton County Recorder Information

The Probate Office is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Chilton County.

Recording Fees

$17.25 first page
$3.00 each additional page
No charge for first two (2) names,
$1.00 each for names three (3) and above.

Deed tax
$1.00 per $1000 assessed value

Deed and mortgage
$1.50 per $1000 assessed value

County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local probate office directly.

Document Formatting Requirements

* The grantee(s) name and address must be provided on instruments of conveyance.
* Originals or certified copies are acceptable.
* Include the name and address of the person who prepared the document. This can be given in the following format: 'This instrument prepared by NAME and ADDRESS.'
* All instruments of conveyance need to be in writing, attested by two witnesses, and signed by the contracting party or his agent. If he is unable to sign his name, it may be written for him, with the words 'his mark' written next to the name.
* 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 listed in all real property documents.

The Real Estate Sales Validation Form must be filed in accordance with Code of Alabama 1975, Section 40-22-1.