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Recording Fees

Overview of Fees

The following fees are collected on each instrument recorded:

Deeds
  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - $7
  • Each Page - $3
  • Deed Tax - $0.50 per $500 (value), or fraction thereof
  • Each grantor / grantee in excess of two - $1
  • Mental Health Fee - $2

For Profit or Not for Profit Corporations
  • Judge of Probate Fee - $59
  • Secretary of State Filing Stamp - $100

Initial Filing Fees
  • Certified Copies - $3
  • Estate Claim - $3
  • Legitimation - $31
  • Letters of Administration - $58 (a separate check for publication to the Shelby County Reporter for $175 is required at the time of filing.)
  • Name Change - $31
  • Probate of Will (5 pages or less) - $58, includes three letters testamentary (a separate check for publication to the Shelby County Reporter for $175 is required at the time of filing)
    • Each page of will in excess of five pages - $3
  • Subpoena - $3
  • Updated or Additional Letters - $3

Misc. Documents (Restrictive Covenants, Certificates of Judgment, Affidavits, etc.)
  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - 7
  • Each Page - $3
  • Each name (in direct or reverse in excess of two) - $1
  • Mental Health Fee - $2

Mortgages
  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - 7
  • Each Page - $3
  • Mortgage Tax - $0.15 per $100 (value), or fraction thereof
  • Each grantor / grantee in excess of two - $1
  • Mental Health Fee - $2
Notary Public Bond
  • Filing Fee - $24
  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - 7
  • Mental Health Fee - $2

Plats & Maps
  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - 7
  • Filing Fee (1-15 lots) - $15
  • Each additional lot - $1 (no additional charge for more than 200 lots)
  • Each additional map page - $24
  • Mental Health Fee - $2

Satisfaction of Lien or Mortgage
  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - 7
  • Each Page - $3
  • Each Mortgagor / Mortgagee in Excess of Two - $1
  • Mental Health Fee - $2

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • UCC-3 on instruments filed after 10/1/87 - No charge for terminations
    • All other filings (two pages) - $32
    • Each additional page - $2
    • Each additional debtor - $2
  • UCC-1 Mortgage Tax - $0.15 per $100 (value), or fraction thereof
  • No tax fee - $1
  • UCC filed on non-standard from - $5
  • Certified copies - $3 per page
  • Copies (not certified) - $1 per page
  • Mental Health Fee - $2


Shelby County, Alabama
200 West College St.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Ph: (205) 670-6550