Lamar County, Alabama Property Records
Property records are frequently needed if you are a homeowner or plan on becoming one. These records can be used in cases of property disputes or line questions, applying for or changing legal easements, and determining the assessed values and taxes on a particular plot. Local government offices create and maintain these recorded documents such as deeds and liens, assessments and tax bills at the Recorder’s and Assessor’s offices.
Deeds and Liens
Deeds provide ownership details about a property and liens are the legally recorded loans or other debts holding that property as collateral. This means that all liens associated with a property must be paid off before ownership can be transferred to someone else. Types of liens filed can include mortgages, tax liens, constructions liens and UCC filings on personal property found within a building.
The Recorder maintains all deeds and liens on a property, and this office is found in the Lamar County Probate Office at 44690 Highway 17, PO Box 338 in Vernon. You can also call and ask how to obtain copies of necessary property records at 205-695-9119.
The Lamar County Revenue Commissioner collects and maintains property records regarding taxes imposed and paid on a property. The Assessor determines the value of the property, and a formula is applied minus any exemptions in the owner’s name to determine the final taxes owed on an annual basis. These records are held at the Lamar County Courthouse, and the office can be reached via phone at 205-695-9139.