Maintaining Records

The Probate Judge is required to preserve all documents, files,
papers, and orders, together with all attachments required by law to
be recorded and filed in his office. These records must be kept in a
manner to permit convenient reference.

Instruments to be Recorded

Probate Judges must keep large and well-bound books for recording,
work for work, deeds and mortgages and all other instruments
authorized to be recorded.

The following records when executed in accordance with law shall
be admitted to record in the office of the Probate Judge: (1) Plats
or maps; (2) Judgments and liens; (3) Deeds, mortgages, deeds of
trust, bills of sale, contracts or other documents purporting to
convey any right, title, easement, or interest in any real estate or
personal property, all assignments of mortgages; (4) Petitions,
decrees, or orders of bankruptcy; (5) Corporations and other forms
of business organizations; (6) Lis pendens; (7) Marriage license and
military discharges; (8) Documents and instruments concerning
condominiums; (9) Mortgages on personal property.

THIS INFORMATION, WHICH IS BASED ON ALABAMA LAW, IS TO INFORM
AND NOT TO ADVISE. NO PERSON SHOULD EVER APPLY OR INTERPRET ANY LAW
WITHOUT THE AID OF A LAWYER WHO ANALYZES THE FACTS, BECAUSE THE
FACTS MAY CHANGE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW.