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Alabama Probate and Estate Settlement

Find a Alabama Estate Settlement Attorney

Alabama probate attorney | David R. Clark
Serving Autauga County, Elmore County and Montgomery County Alabama

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Alabama Probate Laws

The Code of Alabama 1975

Title 43 Wills and Decedents' Estates

alabama probate lawAlabama Law Chapter 8 | Alabama Probate Code alabama probate law

Alabama Law Chapter 2 | Administration of Estates

Alabama Law Chapter 6 | Escheats

Alabama Law Chapter 7 | Uniform Simultaneous Death

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Alabama Probate Forms

The information contained in this site is provided for educational purposes only. The information is not intended as, nor should it be considered, legal advice. The publishers of this information cannot and do not warrant that said information is correct or current. The publishers of this information do not assume and expressly deny any liability whatsoever for any action, inaction or consequences resulting from any reliance on any of the information contained herein.

Call Alabama probate office at (334) 832-1240 if you have any questions.

Alabama Probate | Petition to Probate Will

Alabama Probate | Waiver on Probate of Will

Alabama Probate | Renunciation on Probate of Will

Probate of a Alabama Will

To probate a Will, the Probate Court MUST have:

  1. The Original Will (A copy may be probated under some special circumstances.)
  2. Petition to Probate Will (Form provided above)
  3. Waivers from any next-of-kin of deceased (For provided above)
  4. Certified copy of the Death Certificate
  5. $72.00 Filling fee (If the will is more than five (5) pages, please add an additional $1.50 for each page of the will after five.

* Note: If notice has to be given or a Guardian ad Litem must be appointed, there will be additional costs that will be assessed the day of the hearing to probate the will.

Petition for Letters of Administration

Personal Representatives Bond

Itemization of Estate

Letters of Administration

(When a person dies without a will)

When a person dies without a will, you must apply for Letters of Administration.

You will need to file with the Probate Court:

  1. Petition for Letters of Administration with Itemization of Estate (Forms provided below)
  2. Personal Representative’s Bond (Form provided below. You will get bonded from an insurance company.)
  3. Certified copy of the Death Certificate
  4. $72.00 Filing Fee

How the bond is Calculated:

  1. One year’s estimated rental income on real property
  2. One year’s estimated income from investments (stocks, bonds, etc.)
  3. Total value of personal property (vehicles, cash/investments, household items, etc.)
  4. DO NOT INCLUDE PROPERTY (SUCH AS REAL ESTATE) THAT CANNOT BE DISPOSED OF WITHOUT COURT ORDER OR SECURITIES DEPOSITED UNDER ARRANGEMENTS REQUIRING AN ORDER OF THE COURT.

Alabama Probate Inventory

Other Probate Forms

Alabama Probate Proof of Creditor Claim

Alabama Probate Delegation of Powers (power of Attorney)

Go to State of Alabama probate forms website

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ALABAMA COUNTY PROBATE OFFICES CONTACT INFORMATION

COUNTY ADDRESS CITY, ZIP PHONE
Autauga 176 West 5th St. Prattville, 36067-3041 334-361-3730
Baldwin P.O. Box 459 1 Courthouse Square Bay Minette, 36507-0450 251-937-0260
Barbour-Clayton P.O. Box 158 Clayton, 36016 334-775-8371
Barbour-Eufaula 303 E Broad St, Ste 101 Eufaula, 36027 334-687-7637
Bibb 8 Court Square, Ste. A Centreville, 35042 205-926-3104
Blount 220 Second Ave. East, Rm. 101 Oneonta, 35121 205-625-4191
Bullock P.O. Box 71 Union Springs, 36089 334-738-2250
Butler 700 Ct Square Greenville, 36037 334-382-3512
Calhoun 1702 Noble St., Ste. 107 Anniston, 36201 256-241-2900
Chambers #2 Lafayette St. Lafayette, 36862 334-864-4381
Cherokee 100 Main St., Ste. 204 Centre, 35960 256-927-3363
Chilton P.O. Box 270 Clanton, 35046 205-755-1555
Choctaw 117 Mulberry St. Butler, 36904 205-459-2417
Clarke P.O. Box 369 Grove Hill, 36451-0369 251-275-4141
Clay P.O. Box 1120 Ashland, 36251 256-354-2198
Cleburne 120 Vickery St., Rm. 101 Heflin, 36264 256-463-5655
Coffee 230 P North Court Ave. Elba, 36323 334-897-2211
Colbert P.O. Box 47 Tuscumbia, 35674 256-314-5832
Conecuh P.O. Box 149 Evergreen, 36401 251-578-1221
Coosa P.O. Box 218 Rockford, 35136-0218 256-377-4919
Covington P.O. Drawer 789 Andalusia, 36420 334-428-2510
Crenshaw P.O. Box 328 Luverne, 36049 334-335-6568
Cullman P.O. Box 970 Cullman, 35056 256-775-4819
Dale P.O. Box 580 Ozark, 36361 334-774-2754
Dallas 105 Lauderdale St. Selma, 36701 334-874-2518
DeKalb 300 Grand Ave. SW, Ste. 100 Ft. Payne, 35967 256-845-8510
Elmore P.O. Box 280 Wetumpka, 36092 334-567-1139
Escambia P.O. Box 557 Brewton, 36427 251-867-0297
Etowah P.O. Box 187 Gadsden, 35902 256-549-5342
Fayette P.O. Box 670 Fayette, 35555 205-932-4519
Franklin P.O. Box 70 Russellville, 35653 256-332-8805
Geneva P.O. Box 430 Geneva, 36340 334-684-5641
Greene P.O. Box 790 Eutaw, 35462 205-372-3340
Hale 1001 Main St., Rm. 9 Greensboro, 36744 334-624-8740
Henry 101 Courtsquare, Ste. A Abbeville, 36310 334-585-3257
Houston P.O. Drawer 6406 Dothan, 36302 334-677-4742
Jackson P.O. Box 128 Scottsboro, 35768 256-574-9290
Jefferson 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Birmingham, 35203 205-325-5256
Lamar P.O. Box 338 Vernon, 35592 205-695-9119
Lauderdale P.O. Box 1059 Florence, 35631 256-760-5833
Lawrence P.O. Box 310 Moulton, 35650 256-974-2440
Lee 215 S 9th St. Opelika, 36801 334-745-9761
Limestone 100 S. Clinton St., Suite B Athens, 35611 256-233-6430
Lowndes P.O. Box 5 Hayneville, 36040 334-548-2843
Macon 101 E Northside St., Ste. 101 Tuskegee, 36083 334-724-2611
Madison 100 North Side Square, Rm. 108 Huntsville, 35801-4820 256-532-3553
Marengo P.O. Box 480668 Linden, 36748-0715 334-295-2211
Marion P.O. Drawer 1687 Hamilton, 35570 205-921-2471
Marshall 425 Gunter Ave., Ste. 110 Guntersville, 35976 256-571-7764
Mobile P.O. Box 161009 Mobile, 36616 251-574-8566
Monroe P.O. Box 665 Monroeville, 36461 251-743-4107
Montgomery P.O. Box 223 Montgomery, 36101-0223 334-832-1248
Morgan P.O. Box 668 Decatur, 35602 256-351-4770
Perry P.O. Box 478 Marion, 36756 334-683-2210
Pickens P.O. Box 370 Carrollton, 35447 205-367-2010
Pike 120 W Church St. Troy, 36081 334-566-1246
Randolph P.O. Box 249 Wedowee, 36278 256-357-4933
Russell 501 14th St. Phenix City, 36867 334-298-7979
St. Clair-Ashville 129 5th Ave. Ashville, 35953 205-594-2120
St. Clair-Pell City 1815 Cogswell Ave., Ste. 212 Pell City, 35125 205-338-9449
Shelby P.O. Box 190 Columbiana, 35051 205-669-3905
Sumter P.O. Box 1040 Livingston, 35470 205-652-7281
Talladega P.O. Box 1017 Talladega, 35161 256-362-1460
Tallapoosa 125 N. Broadnax St., Rm. 126 Dadeville, 36853 256-825-4266
Tuscaloosa P.O. Box 020737 Tuscaloosa, 35403 205-349-3870
Walker P.O. Box 502 Jasper, 35502-7005 205-384-7284
Washington P.O. Box 549 Chatom, 36518 334-847-2201
Wilcox P.O. Box 668 Camden, 36726 334-682-4883
Winston P.O. Box 27 Double Srpings, 35553 205-489-5219

This page last updated November 17, 2005. source Alabama Department of Revenue 7/26/08

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Order Alabama Death Certificates

Cost of copy: $12.00

Address:
Alabama Vital Records
State Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Remarks: State office has records since January 1908. Additional copies ordered at the same time are $4.00 each.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (334) 206-5418. This will be a recorded message.

 Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at http://adph.org/vitalrecords.