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Monroe County, Alabama

Recorder Offices

Monroe County Probate Office

65 N Alabama Ave / PO Box 665, Monroeville, Alabama 36460 / 36461

8:00 to 5:00 Mon through Wed & Fri; Thu until noon

Phone: (251) 743-4107

Register of Deeds

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Alabama - Monroe County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

Recording Fee: $3.00 Per Page
Filing Fee: $1.00
Extra Names: $1.00 per name over 2
Special Recording Fee: $5.00
Special Transaction Fee: $3.00

Mortgages - $0.15 per $100.00- fractions rounded to next number
Deeds - $1.00 per $1,000, .50 per 500.00- fractions are rounded to next number

Taxes for Deed & Mortgage filed together:
If DEED is higher in value than MORTGAGE subtract difference and pay TAXES on the difference.
Example: $55,000.00 DEED
-$50,000.00 MORTGAGE
$5,000.00 = $5.00 Deed Tax Due
If MORTGAGE is higher in value .50 cents deed tax is due.
Example: $55,000.00 MORTGAGE
-$50,000.00 DEED
.50 Deed Tax Due and full amount is collected on Mortgage Tax.

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.