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Russell County, Alabama

Recorder Offices


Probate Office

County Courthouse, 1st floor - 1000 Broad St / PO Box 700, Phenix City, Alabama 36867

8:30 to 4:45 M-F

Phone: (334) 298-7979


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Alabama - Russell County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

$3.00 per page, $5.00 indexing fee per document

$1.00 for each additional name grantor and grantee name after the first two in each category

$5.00 per additional volume and page indexed (beyond first one)

Deed tax: $0.50 per $500.00 value of property
Mortgage tax: $0.15 per $100.00

Include self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of documents. Make checks payable to Russell County 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.

Document Formatting Requirements

* The deed must list the fair market value of the property.

* Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of the recorded document.

* 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.