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    Recording & Fees

    HOUSTON COUNTY PROBATE OFFICE
    RECORDING & FILING FEES



    EXPLANATION OF $13.00 FILING FEE:
    $8.00 Clocking Fee
    $3.00 Preservation Fee
    $2.00 Filing Fee


    The following fees are effective as of August 1, 2019

    MORTGAGE
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.50 per $1000.00 tax
    All names over two add $1.00 for each
    If a non taxable institution $1.00 no tax fee

    DEED
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 per $1000.00 tax on the total sales price or the minimum deed tax of .50 if there is no equity above the mortgage and the mortgage is filed with the deed
    All names over (2) add $1.00 for each

    MORTGAGE SATISFACTION
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed

    MORTGAGE ASSIGNMENT
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    Mortgage assignments can be taxable if the mortgage is to a non taxable lending agency.
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed.

    MISCELLANEOUS
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed.

    JUDGMENT
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed

    LIS PENDENS
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed.

    EXEMPTIONS
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed.


    HOSPITAL LIEN
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed.

    MBP
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed.


    MECHANIC LIEN
    $3.00 a page
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over (2) to be indexed.


    NOTARY PUBLIC
    $40.00

    PLATS
    $28.00 PLUS $1.00 FOR EACH LOT


    ALL UCC'S ARE FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE UNLESS THE COLLATERAL IS PERTAINING TO REAL ESTATE, (CROPS, TIMBER, GAS MINERALS, ACCOUNTS, ETC)

    UCC-1(Financing Statement)
    $20.00 for nationwide standard form with 1 debtor and 2 pages
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.50 per $1000.00 tax
    $1.00 for each name over one
    $2.00 for each additional page over 2
    $1.00 for each name to be indexed associated with crop owners.
    $5.00 for each non standard form


    UCC 3'S are filed with Probate Office only if the original UCC is pertaining to real estate.

    UCC-3 CONTINUATION
    $20.00 for the standard form with one debtor & 2 pages
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each name over one
    $2.00 for each additional page over 2
    $5.00 for each non standard form



    AMENDMENTS, ASSIGNMENTS &D PARTIAL RELEASES
    $20.00 for the standard form with 1 debtor and 2 pages
    $13.00 filing fee
    $1.00 for each additional name
    $5.00 for each non standard form
    $2.00 for each page over 2

    TERMINATION STATEMENTS
    $13.00 to terminate with the standard form
    $5.00 extra if non standard form is used

    TERMINATION STATEMENTS WITH SMALL UCC NUMBER (STATE TAX LIEN)
    $13.00 to terminate


    FEDERAL TAX LIENS
    $33.00 for one taxpayer
    $1.00 for each additional name
    $13.00 Lien Release


    CORPORATIONS
    As of January 1, 2021, all business and nonprofit entities (formations, terminations, amendments, etc) must be filed directly with the Alabama Secretary of State. Individual counties will no longer accept these transactions.
    Please refer to the new Alabama ACT: 2020-73.
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