Probate Court Of Jefferson County, Alabama

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Notary Public Resources Available

Resources for learning about and applying to be a Notary Public in the State of Alabama are now available. AL State Senate Bill 322 provides for a uniform application and process for becoming a Notary Public in Alabama.

Visit the Resources page (external link)

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.

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New Amounts for Exemptions

As of July 1, 2020: 

  • Homestead Exemption – $16,450
  • Family Allowance – $16,450
  • Personal Property Exemption – $8,225

Business Filings

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 siteePN site, or the CSC site. You can contact these services or our offices by visiting our e-recording page.

Emergency Petitions

Jefferson County Probate Court no longer requires the $750 fee for emergency petitions.