Records & Recording 

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

E-RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE!!

The Montgomery County Probate Office is now offering E-Recording.  For more information about this service, please call 
Rita Parker at
334-832-1249
or one of the recording vendors at
Simplifile 1-800-460-5657
CSC 1-866-652-0111
ePN 1-888-325-3365


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PROBATE RECORDS & RECORDING
Located in the basement of Courthouse Annex III
Entrance at corner of Washington and Lawrence Streets
101 South Lawrence Street
Montgomery, AL  36104


The Montgomery County Probate Office is now offering E-Recording of:

  • All documents presented for recording in the Records Room must be originals or certified copies.
  • Documents should not include social security numbers unless they are specifically required by law.
  • All documents that affect the ownership of property must include the name and address of the preparer.
  • All documents presented for recording after 4:00 p.m. will be recorded on the next business day.

For recording fees, click here.

RECORDS ROOM

Montgomery County records available in the Records Room are open to the public unless specifically restricted by law.  Copies of records may be purchased at $1.00 per page.  Certification of a document is an additional $2.00 charge.

Many records available to the public in the Records Room can also be accessed on the internet.  To view our records indexes online at no charge, 
click here.
  Access to images of our records is available through subscription for a monthly fee.  Please see below for subscription details.

LAND RECORD SEARCH DIRECTIONS

When searching by name, search results appear with a gray "+" button on the left.  Click this button to see a list of documents.  Whether you search by name (last name first name & no comma) or book & page, to see the document click the page number located near the center of the line.  The VIEW button does not show the document.

To print a document, press the large PRINT button just above the document.  If you do not want to print the entire document select Pages in the Page Range box and type in the page numbers separated by a comma.  Do not use the print icon on the Internet Explorer task bar.

Wild Card Searches:  You can do a wild card search on our Land Records system when you cannot find a document you think should be in the system or when you want to make sure you are not leaving out a document because of possible mis-indexing.  To do a wild card search, go to Party Name on the search screen and enter a % sign before a word or group of letters you are searching for.  Example: "%hub" will bring up people with the last name "Hubbard" and people with the first name "Hubert."  The search will probably be slow, and the resulting list long.  You can limit the search by editing the "Group Type" and beginning and ending dates below the party name box.

IMAGES OF WILL BOOK RECORDS, OLDER MARRIAGE LICENSES, AND DEED BOOK RECORDS FROM BOOK 400 FORWARD ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE PUBLIC COMPUTERS IN THE RECORDS ROOM.


Staff members are available to assist researchers in the use of Records Room equipment, including microfilm reader/printers and computers.  The County Archivist can provide guidance for historical and genealogical research upon request.  The following types of records are available in the Records Room either electronically or on microfilm:

REAL PROPERTY
 
Real property documents are indexed in our computer system from June 1970 to the present.  They include deeds, mortgages, judgments, liens, releases, and assignments.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

Personal Property records include notary bonds, military discharges, limited partnerships, general partnerships, marriage and birth certificates from other counties or states, delegations, acceptances of guardianships, and other “miscellaneous” documents. They are available in our computer system from 1998 to the present.


UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (UCC)


UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) records include liens against real property and against timber, cattle, boats, late model mobile homes, cars, and other personal property.  They are available in our computer system from August 1998 to the present.

INCORPORATIONS

Types of documents include articles of incorporation, articles establishing Limited Liability Companies, amendments, and dissolutions. Images of incorporations records from 1895 to the present are available electronically.


WEB ACCOUNTS

In order to view and print online images of our documents, you must have a web account with us.  The cost is $10 per month, plus a $.25 charge for each printed image.  Charges are billed monthly to your credit card.  To set up a web account, call 334-832-2584 or 334-832-1249.