How to Transfer Land in the State of Alabama

How to Transfer Land in the State of Alabama
Certificate of title and key.

Step 1

Gather the information from both the grantor and grantee of the property. Alabama state law requires the legal name and address to be used when transferring land. Also, obtain a copy of the deed to the land from the current landowner. This contains the property's legal description and lists the grantor as the current owner.

Step 2

Contact an attorney who handles real estate transfers to compose a deed to transfer land in the state of Alabama. Provide the previous deed as a guide for the attorney when composing the deed. It gives the legal description, mineral rights and exclusions to the property.

Step 3

Sign and date the deed. The state of Alabama requires that a deed be notarized and stamped as well. The attorney will provide a notary when the deed is completed.

Step 4

Take the original copy of the deed to the county courthouse and have it recorded in the deed book. It then becomes a permanent record in the state of Alabama. This protects you from future claims or judgments on the title.