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Document Recording

The Recording Office of the Mobile County Probate Court is located on the first floor of the Mobile County Government Center Annex building (151 Government Street), which is located next to the Mobile County Government Plaza in Downtown Mobile, Alabama. Recording windows are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Checks on local banks, money orders, and cash are accepted forms of payment. Documents presented for recording will be returned as soon as the recording transaction is completed at the Recording window. 

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Notary Public


Electronic Recording of Documents
eRecording

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
251 Little Falls Drive, 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
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.

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.

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.

The following will NOT be accepted for electronic recording.

  • Bonds
  • Condominium documents
  • Estate Claims
  • Partnerships documents
  • Corporations and LLCs documents
  • Maps
  • Wills and Codicils

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.

The Probate Court appreciates feedback on any of its operations. To provide such, please e-mail same to: probatecourt@probate.mobilecountyal.gov


Marriage Certificates

Marriage Process -  Alabama Act 2019-340

Effective August 29, 2019, the process for entering into a legal marriage in Alabama changes, pursuant to Ala. Act 2019-340.  Under the new law, persons wishing to become married are no longer required to file an application for a marriage license with the county probate court, and the courts will no longer issue marriage licenses. Furthermore, all Alabama probate courts will now be required to record marriage certificates. The Alabama Marriage Certificate form represents a contractual agreement between the parties to the marriage, completed by both parties and delivered to the probate court for recording. Once properly completed and recorded, the marriage is valid. A wedding ceremony may be performed for the parties, but solemnization is no longer required for a recognized marriage in Alabama.

View the signed bill here: Ala.Act 2019-340

View the AG Opinion Request here:  AG Request Doc

View the AG Opinion here: AG Opinion

Alabama Marriage Certificate FAQ & Other Resources

For additional information and answers to commonly asked questions of the Court, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) page.

Alabama Marriage Certificate Forms

For ease of reference, links to the forms & instructions are listed below:

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