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Recording Department
334-361-3731

RECORDING FEE SCHEDULES
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Please call 334.361.3732 for more information about obtaining a marriage license.

NOTARY PUBLIC
The office of a Notary Public is a serious and responsible public office and should not be taken lightly. Abuse of the office or irresponsibility in the performance of notarial duties can result in grave consequences. If a Notary Public has doubts about the propriety of any action, he or she should seek competent professional advice before he or she acts.

For more information about Notary Public, you may want to purchase the handbook, A Manual for Notaries Public, published by the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Alabama State Bar. The manual cost is $5.00.

Contact:
Katherine L. Church
Alabama State Bar
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101

You may also access the link to the State Legislature to obtain notary public information in the Code of Alabama (Section 36-20-1) at: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm

Requirements for Autauga County

  1. Must be a resident of Autauga County
  2. Must provide documentation establishing proof of residence, examples are vehicle registration, power bill, etc.
  3. Must be able to acquire a $25,000.00 bond from an insurance company

Steps to be appointed a Notary

  1. Complete notary public application
  2. Submit notary bond for $25,000 from an insurance company
  3. Submit $20.00 filing fee payable to Judge of Probate
  4. Judge of Probate will mail approved certification to applicant within a reasonable time
  5. Notary seal is obtained from office supply company by applicant

Steps to be Appointed Notary for State Employees

  1. Complete notary public application
  2. Submit official letter from supervisor on department letterhead confirming your coverage under the State Blanket Bond policy
  3. Submit $20.00 filing fee payable to Judge of Probate
  4. Judge of Probate will mail approved certification to applicant within a reasonable time
  5. Notary seal is obtained from office supply company by applicant

Mail your documents to the following address:
Alfred Q. Booth
Judge of Probate
176 West Fifth Street
Prattville, AL 36067
Attention: Recording Department
334-361-3731

BUSINESS LICENSES
Persons engaged in the operation of a business must obtain the proper city and state/county license prior to beginning operation. A business operating outside the city limits may only be required to purchase a State/County license.

There are several differences in City and State/County licenses. A City license is issued at City Hall, while the State/County license is issued through the County in which the business is located. In Autauga County, the State/County license must be purchased at the Office of the Judge of Probate at Autauga County. The City License is valid for a calendar year, i.e., January 1 through December 31, while State/County business licenses are valid for a fiscal year, i.e., October 1 through September 30. State/County licenses must be renewed by October 31 to avoid penalties and interest charges.

Many businesses are exempt from obtaining a State/County business license. A determination of exemption is made by the Business License Section of the Probate Office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. through 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

Additional information may be obtained by calling 334-361-3732.

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