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Lee County, Alabama

Recorder Offices


Probate Office: County Courthouse

215 S 9th St, Opelika, Alabama 36801

8:30 to 4:30 M-F Central Time

Phone: 334-737-3670


Auburn Satellite Office

1266 Mall Parkway, Auburn, Alabama 36830

8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: 334-737-7297


Smiths Station Satellite Office

2336 Lee Road 430, Smiths Station, Alabama 36877

9:00 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: 334-448-3299


Register of Deeds

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Alabama - Lee County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

$8.00 first page, $3.00 each additional page

The Real Estate Sales Validation Form is recorded with the deed and is charged at the regular page recording fee of $3.00.

No charge for one (1) grantor and one (1) grantee, $1.00 for each additional name

No charge for one (1) prior deed book/page reference, $3.00 for each additional reference

Deed tax: To basic document charges, add $.50 per $500 or $1.00 per $1000 on value of property conveyed - charged in increments of $500. The amount of value conveyed is always rounded to the nearest $500.
A $1.00 "no-tax" fee is charged on deeds that are tax exempt.

Mortgage Tax: To basic document charges, add $.15 per $100 or $1.50 per thousand charged in increments of $100. Mortgage amount is always rounded up to the nearest $100.
A $1.00 "no-tax" fee is charged on mortgages that are tax exempt.

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

* Instrument prepared by: Instrument must show the name and address of the preparer. This can be done in the following format: 'This instrument prepared by NAME and ADDRESS.'

* The marital status of grantors or mortgagors is required to be given on all real property documents.

* The complete name and address of the grantee is required to be given on documents.

* A complete legal description of the real property, including plat book or the section, township, and range should be given. 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.

* Documents containing multiple pages should not be stapled.

* Originals or certified copies can be submitted.

* All documents 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 his name.

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