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The Probate Office is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Mobile County.
The recordation stamp is $1 for every instrument recorded.
A special recording fee of $2 will apply to every instrument recorded.
A Mobile County special tax of $10 will be charged on all taxable documents.
To record a deed or mortgage, the cost is $2.50 per page. If there is not enough space for the recording stamp, an additional $2.50 will be collected.
The deed tax is $.50 per $500 or fraction thereof on the value of interest being conveyed.
The mortgage tax is $.15 per each $100 or fraction thereof on the amount of the mortgage.
For each grantor/mortgagor or grantee to be indexed in excess of two, the fee is $1 per name.
Third party checks or money orders will not be accepted. All checks and money orders should be made payable to the Judge of Probate.
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 white 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper.
* On the first page, a 2.5 x 2.5 area in the upper right corner should be left blank for the recordation stamp.
* Printing or typing should be in black or blue ink, with a minimum font size of 10 point. In order to be recorded, the document must be legible.
* A preparer's statement is needed, which can be given in the following form: "This instrument was prepared by NAME and ADDRESS."
* The marital status of all grantors must be listed on a document of conveyance. This information should be on the first page.
* Include a return to address on the first page so that the document can be returned.
* If a notary stamp or seal is not present, two witnesses are required.
* Printed or typed names are required beneath all signatures in the document.
* A legal description must accompany all instruments. The state, county, and municipality should be in the first paragraph. Any previous recorded information should also be referenced by book and page.
The Real Estate Sales Validation Form must be filed in accordance with Code of Alabama 1975, Section 40-22-1.