Small Estate Summary Distributions Amount
For purposes of filing a Petition for Summary Distribution of Small Estate, the small estate amount for estates of persons dying between March 1, 2023 through February 29, 2024 is $34,611.
New Amounts for Exemptions
As of July 1, 2020:
- Homestead Exemption – $16,450
- Family Allowance – $16,450
- Personal Property Exemption – $8,225
All business filings now go directly to the Secretary of State. An online option is available on the Secretary of State website.
The mailing address is
Secretary of State, Business Filings
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103
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 site, ePN site, or the CSC site. You can contact these services or our offices by visiting our e-recording page.
Jefferson County Probate Court no longer requires the $750 fee for emergency petitions.