Section 45-2-82Branch offices of the judge of probate and revenue commissioner.
(a) This section shall only apply in Baldwin County.
(b)(1) In addition to the main courthouse in Bay Minette, the Legislature hereby authorizes the judge of probate and revenue commissioner to operate offices in the branch courthouses located in the Cities of Foley and Fairhope year-round, an additional office in Bay Minette, removed from the main courthouse, at the county seat in Bay Minette year-round, and an additional office in Robertsdale year-round. The judge of probate and revenue commissioner shall employ a clerk and other personnel to perform all the functions that are authorized by law to be performed for their respective offices. The offices shall remain open during the normal business hours set by the Baldwin County Commission.
(2) All documents for recordation shall be recorded in a timely manner at the main courthouse, at the branch courthouses, or at the Central Baldwin County Annex in Robertsdale where the documents are presented for recordation. Documents may be transmitted by the postal service, by hand delivery, electronically, or by other means.
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that documents may not be routed or distributed from the original location where presented for recordation unless the document is transmitted or transported from the branch courthouse to the main courthouse for recordation.
(c) The Baldwin County Commission may authorize payment of expenses incurred at the additional offices located in Bay Minette, Fairhope, Robertsdale, and Foley according to the budgetary process established by the commission.
(d) The provisions of this section shall be retroactive to January 1, 1985.
(Act 99-655, 2nd Sp. Sess., p. 109, §§1-3; Act 2007-264, p. 356, §1.)