Real Estate Recording Fees                                         Judge Charles Woodroof

Corporation Fees
Election Center
Marriage License
Notary Public
Real Estate Fees
UCC Fees
About Us
Mortgage Tax
(Round up to the next $100)
$1.50 per $1000
$ .15 per $100
Deed Tax
(Round up to the next $500; also include a note stating the consideration or purchase price)
$1.00 per $1000
up to $500 is $.50
Minimum  Deed Tax
(Only if deed is to perfect title and must be stated on deed as such)

Page Fee $3.00 per page
Probate Judge Fee $1.00 per instrument
Extra Indexes or References $1.00 per name after two
Copies $1.00 per page
Certification Fee $3.00 per instrument
NOTE: Documents that have been unnecessarily stapled and large packages that have been folded are sometimes difficult to process and may be damaged by the scanner. Please send larger packages in flat envelopes.

Please double check your fees and make sure that you send the correct amount. Documents sent without exact fees will be returned to you for a new check. Due to the high number of incorrect fees we receive each day, we cannot stop and call about them.

Multiple documents need to be separated by paperclips or staples; we cannot be responsible for determining where one ends and another begins. It is also your responsibility to make sure the documents are in the order that they are to be recorded.

When filing deeds, you must tell us the full purchase price or value of the property. We cannot assume how much deed tax is due and if your filing fees are correct based only on the money sent.

We require two checks for all corporation filings that are to be sent to the Secretary of State. No cash will be accepted for Secretary of State's fee. Please call for fees.

Separate checks are also required for UCC filings.

We do not stamp copies, please do not send them. Please do not send copies in binders.

Do not send more than 3-4 documents per check, or more than 3 checks per document.

Documents being hand delivered need to be in the office by 3:30. Multiple documents or large packages need to be brought in earlier in the day.

No out of county personal checks accepted.

If you have any questions, or need assistance in calculating fees, then please call us at (256) 233-6427 and we will be glad to assist you so that your documents can be recorded without unnecessary delays.


We ask that you send a self-addressed, stamped return envelope for returning all mailed documents. Recorded originals will not be returned to you if no envelope is sent.  Please provide a return envelope large enough to hold the documents.















Office of Probate Judge | 100 S. Clinton Street Suite D | Athens, Alabama 35611
Phone: (256) 233-6427
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