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Alabama Code Title 15. Criminal Procedure § 15-13-156

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(a) Clerks of all courts of the state and its subdivisions may file the “lien and affidavit” form in the probate court of the county where the property is located immediately after a final forfeiture is ordered by any court of the State of Alabama or its subdivisions. The probate court shall file and record it in its real property recordings and there shall be no charge to the city or state assessed or collected.

(b) In all final forfeiture cases of property bail, where the judgment has been satisfied by the sureties or the court has set aside the final forfeiture and the sureties liability has been discharged by law, the clerk of the court shall see that any “lien and affidavit” form previously filed is so cancelled. The clerk may cancel it by issuing a cancellation of the lien. The cancellation shall be in writing and filed and recorded by the judge of probate of the county where the property is located. The probate court shall not charge a filing or recording fee to the city or state.

(c) The cancellation shall be sufficient if the following language is substantially used:

I, the clerk of the __________ court of __________ (city) __________ County of the State of Alabama hereby cancel the lien so filed on __________ (date) and declare the same to be satisfied by payment of the same or by operation of law.

Cite this article: - Alabama Code Title 15. Criminal Procedure § 15-13-156 - last updated January 01, 2019 |

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