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Dallas County, Alabama

Recorder Offices


Probate Office: Recording Office

105 Lauderdale St / PO Box 987, Selma, Alabama 36701

8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (334) 876-4824


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Alabama - Dallas County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

Deeds, Assignments, Satisfactions & Mortgages: $11.00 (first page), $3.00 (each additional page)

$1.00 for each name over 2 (apply fee to each instrument set out above)

Deed Tax: $1.00 per thousand or $.50 per $500
Mortgage Tax: $1.50 per thousand or $.15 per $100
Mineral Rights Tax (only due when not producing): $.15 per acre mineral tax on 7 acres or more minimum of $1.00 mineral tax on less than 7 acres

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

* All documents submitted for recording should be originals or certified copies.

* Documents should not show a full social security number or other personal identification numbers. If these are listed, the submitter will have to redact them before the document can be recorded.

* Conveyances must be in writing, attested by two witnesses, and signed by the contracting party or his agent. If the person is unable to sign his name, his name must be written for him with the words 'his mark' written next to it.

* 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 given on the deed.

* The grantee's name and address must be on the deed.

* Documents must include a preparer's statement, which can be given in the following format: 'This document prepared by NAME and ADDRESS.'

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