Electronic Recording of Documents

On March 5, 2014, the Probate Court of Mobile County initiated the option of recording certain documents by electronic means. This service will be provided through the use of an approved vendor. Parties wishing to utilize this type recording service must first contact one of these vendors for details and procedures. The vendors and their contact information are:

Corporation Service Company: www.erecording.com
2711 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE 19808
eRecording Partners Network: www.erecordingpartners.net
400 Second Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN
Simplifile: www.simplifile.com
4844 North 300 West, Provo, UT

Procedures and Information Relating to Electronic Recording of Documents
  1. Documents received via electronic filing will be placed into a "queue" in date/time order, such to be accessed by Probate Court staff at regular intervals throughout a scheduled work day.
  2. It is anticipated that access to a queue will be made at 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and at 4:00 p.m. daily. Only one queue will be worked at a time. Parties submitting documents for electronic recording should be aware of this schedule. Once a queue has been completed, that session will close until the next scheduled session opens.
  3. Submitting a document electronically to the Probate Court does not confirm, guarantee or validate the recording of a document. The document in the queue must be reviewed by Court staff to confirm its acceptance and that the correct recording fees and taxes are being paid. If the document is accepted, verification will issue and the document will be recorded. If the document is rejected, a notice of such will issue accordingly.
  4. The following will NOT be accepted for electronic recording.
    • Bonds
    • Condominium documents
    • Estate Claims
    • Partnerships documents
    • Corporations and LLCs documents
    • Maps
    • Uniform Commercial Code (UCCs)
    • Wills and Codicils
  5. Questions regarding electronic recording of documents with the Probate Court of Mobile County should be directed to the Recording Supervisor at 251-574-6043 or to one of the Assistant Recording Supervisors at 251-574-6044 or 251-574-6046.
  6. The Probate Court appreciates feedback on any of its operations. To provide such, please e-mail same to: probatecourt@probate.mobilecountyal.gov