Duties of the Office of the Probate Judge
The Probate Judge has many judicial duties as well as numerous administrative duties. The Probate Judge hears cases that include, but are not limited to wills and the administration of estates, adoptions, legitimations, guardianships, conservatorships, involuntary mental commitments, eminent domain and the change of name.
The Probate Judge’s office is also responsible for many administrative duties which include: the recording of instruments (such as deeds, mortgages and marriage certificates), maintaining records, accepting applications for passports, and the issuing of licenses (such as driver’s license renewal, boat license, business license, hunting and fishing license). The Probate Judge also serves as the chief election official of the county and is responsible for many duties in the election process. Blount County is one of a few Alabama counties where the Probate Judge also serves as the County Commission Chairman.
Please never hesitate to call if I may help you! I can be reached at the Probate Office here in the Blount County Courthouse at 205-625-4191 or at my home number, 205-429-3210.