Probate Court Of Jefferson County, Alabama

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This Jefferson County Probate Court website incorporates Judicial, Land Records and Recording, Archiving and Elections.  Our goal is for the website to be informative and up to date. We are interested in your thoughts and suggestions so we better serve the citizens of Jefferson County.

Small Estate Summary Distributions Amount

Please be advised that the State Department of Finance has increased the maximum amount/value for small estate administration (summary distributions) to $29,014 for 2018.

New Judicial Case Management System

Jefferson County Probate Court is pleased to announce that we went “Live” with Benchmark,  which is our Judicial Case Management Operating System, on December 5, 2016.  This is the culmination of a two-year process to update our case management system to one that is state-of-the-art.  It is anticipated that we will be implementing e-Filing in our court either on or before June 30, 2017.

E-Recording Now Available

As a service to our customers and attorneys, your Jefferson County Probate Office now offers E-Recording. For more information, please visit the Simplifile siteePN site, or the CSC site. You can contact these services or our offices by visiting our e-recording page.

New Land Records System

Jefferson County Probate Court is pleased to announce that we will “Go-Live” with the Pioneer Technology Group LANDMARK Land Records system on Monday, October 26, 2015.  Pioneer Technology Group, with corporate headquarters in Sanford, Florida,  is one of the leading land records and court technology companies in the United States.

Probate Court will close on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Noon to transition to the new systems, and we will reopen on Monday morning, October 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Our ROAM internet web system will be taken down at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 23, 2015, and will be replaced by LANDMARK WEB on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 12:00 Midnight.

Semi-Annual Meeting of the Citizens Supervisory Commission

The semi-annual meeting of the CITIZENS SUPERVISORY COMMISSION as required by the Jefferson County Civil Service Law, is hereby called for Tuesday, November, 17, 2015 at 12:00 noon, in the courtroom of Judge Alan King, Probate Court, First Floor, Jefferson County Courthouse, 716 Richard Arrington Boulevard North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.

Learn more about the Citizens Supervisory Commission

A Second E-Recording Company has Been Added, Effective March 20, 2015

ePN’s web services provides fast, easy and secure e-Recording to about 750 counties across the United States. ePN can be contacted at, or by contacting Bob Grohol at (216) 318-6368, or at

Small Estates Amount Has Been Increased

Effective March 1, 2015, through February 28, 2016, the value for Small Estates has been increased from $27,583 to $28,024, by the State of Alabama Department of Finance, based on the Consumer Price Index.

Jefferson County Probate Court Announces E-Recording

E-Recording in Jefferson County, Alabama officially began November 3, 2014, as the Probate Court in the Bessemer Division recorded its first electronic document, a deed submitted through Simplifile, one of several vendors the Probate Court will partner with over the next few months.

Judge Alan King, Presiding Probate Judge, said, “We are excited to offer E-Recording in Jefferson County, which includes both the Birmingham and Bessemer Courthouses. This is another technological step forward for the attorneys and citizens throughout Jefferson County, the State of Alabama and the United States to record land and public records in a convenient and cost effective manner. Customers may now e-record certain documents without ever leaving the office.”

Please visit the E-Recording area of our site, or the vendor site, for more information.