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The Probate Office is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Clarke County.
The fee to record a deed is $6.00 for the first page, $3.00 for each additional page.
For each book or page reference to be indexed there is a $1.00 fee.
If a document contains three (3) or more names, there will be a $1.00 charge per name, after the second name.
Deed tax: minimum of $0.50 per $500.00 (or $1.00 per $1000.00) of assessed value.
Mineral tax: minimum of $1.00 per $1000.00 ($0.15 per net mineral acre)
Mortgage Recording Tax ($0.15 per $100 of indebtedness)
If amount is not an even hundred amount, you MUST round UP to the next $100.00.
Copies ($1.00 per page)
Certified Copies ($3.00 certification fee plus $1.00 per page)
Checks, money orders, or cash are accepted forms of payment. Out of state checks are not accepted.
County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local probate office directly.
* The name and address of the preparer of the document must be given in the following format: 'This document prepared by NAME and ADDRESS.'
* Certified copies or originals are accepted for recording.
* In order to be recorded, all documents of conveyance must 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.
* The grantee(s) name and address should be included on the document.
* The marital status of the grantor is also to be included in the document.
* 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 Real Estate Sales Validation Form must be filed in accordance with Code of Alabama 1975, Section 40-22-1.