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The Probate Recording Division is the public records repository for Covington County, Alabama.  This is the place where real property instruments (deeds, mortgages), business formations (Corporations, LLCs), UCC-1s, and numerous other documents are “recorded” for public access. 

DD form 214's are also recorded, sealed, and cannot be accessed by the public.

Our recording division scans all original documents and returns the original to the person recording the documents. Once a document is properly recorded, it becomes a public record and is maintained indefinitely. These records can be searched and photocopied during our normal business hours. . Our entire records database is backed up on and off-site every day. 

Alabama law requires a “Real Estate Sales Validation Form” to be completed for each deed that is recorded in our recording office.  This form requires a statement of the value of the property being recorded so the proper deed tax can be assessed.  A copy of the form can be located on the right hand side of the screen.

Approximately 30 years of records have been scanned into our computer system, and more are being added daily. Our clerks are currently working on inputting historical documents from the late 1800's early 1900's. To access these records online you may view (free of charge) and download (for a fee) these electronic documents at For high volume users we also offer a flat-rate monthly subscription option. 


The Probate Recording Division is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on all regular workdays.  We accept cash, Master Card, Visa, and checks.  If you have any questions, please call us at (334) 428-2518/9.


Real Estate Validation Form



Fee Sheet

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