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Alabama Property Records

What are Alabama Property Records?

The Alabama Open Records Law, enacted in 1975, provides that all state government records are available for public inspection and copying unless specifically exempted by law.

Alabama public records include birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and divorce decrees, business licenses, and property records.

Property records are maintained by the county assessor and contain information on a real estate property in Alabama, including ownership, sales history, zoning, and tax assessment.


Where to Find Alabama Property Records

The Alabama Secretary of State's office houses various business-related public records, including property records.

The office has a database of property records available to the public. Individuals can search for property records by name, township, or book. Some counties also have their searchable databases of property records.

Jefferson County, for instance, has an online database of property records that includes necessary information such as parcel number, owner name, address, and sale date.

InfoTracer is a search engine tool that can help you locate property records in Alabama.


What Information Can You Find in Alabama Property Records?

Most property records in Alabama are public records, with some exceptions. For example, certain types of information may be exempt from disclosure, such as trade secrets or information that would result in a financial loss to the property owner.

Generally speaking, you can find the following types of information in Alabama property records:

  • Current and previous property owner's name
  • Owner's contact information
  • Property address
  • Parcel number
  • Property size
  • Property boundaries
  • Zoning information
  • Tax assessment records
  • Sales history
  • Building permit records

You can use Alabama property records for several different purposes, such as researching the ownership history of a property, checking zoning regulations, or verifying tax assessments.


Alabama Property Tax Records

Property tax records are maintained by the county assessor's office in each county. The records contain information on the taxes owed on a piece of property and the property owner's name and contact information.

Alabama has one of the lowest property tax rates, with homeowners paying an average of $609 per year.
Shelby County has the highest property taxes in the state, with an average effective tax rate of 0.51%. In contrast, Fayette County has the lowest property taxes, with an average effective tax rate of 0.29%.


Alabama Registry of Deeds Offices

Below are the addresses and contact information for some of the Registry of Deeds offices in Alabama:

Baldwin County Recorder of Deeds
PO Box 459
Bay Minette, Alabama, 36507
Phone: 251-937-0230
Fax: 251-580-1883

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds
716 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North
Birmingham, Alabama, 35203
Phone: 205-325-5512
Fax: 205-325-1437

Lee County Recorder of Deeds
PO Box 2266
Opelika, Alabama, 36803
Phone: 334-737-3670
Fax: 334-705-5082

Madison County Recorder of Deeds
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, Alabama, 35801
Phone: 256-532-3784
Fax: 256-532-3338

Shelby County Recorder of Deeds
PO Box 825
Columbiana, Alabama, 35051
Phone: 205-669-3710
Fax: 205-669-3884


Frequently Asked Questions About Alabama Property Records

How Do I Find Out Who Owns a Property in Alabama?

You need to know the county where the property is located. Then, visit the Alabama Secretary of State or the county recorder's office website, or call the office in person to request the documents.

InfoTracer is also an excellent website to find property records in Alabama.

How Do I Find Property Details Online?

The state of Alabama has a statewide property records database. You can also search for property records in some counties.

Where are Deeds Recorded in Alabama?

The Probate Court in each county is responsible for recording deeds in Alabama.

How Do I Find Out About Alabama Unclaimed Property?

The Office of the State Treasurer is responsible for managing unclaimed property in Alabama. You can search for unclaimed property on the office's website.

InfoTracer can also aid you in your search for unclaimed property in Alabama.

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