Probate Office

Probate Office Banner featuring Mike Bowling and contact information for the department.

Due to COVID-19, St Clair County Probate Office open by appointment only.

Call to make an appointment.

For the Ashville office call: 205-594-2120

For the Pell City office call: 205-338-9449

UPDATE (6/19/2020): Tag Extension Information

Tags That Require On-Site Renewal

The following is the list of tags that the customer must come into the office to renew with the appropriate papers or ID's:
  • Active Reservist - AR Identification card / Affidavit signed by unit commander
  • Amateur Radio - FCC License
  • Disabled Veteran - Letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs showing percentage of disability
  • Fire Fighter - Letter on Fire Dept. letter head and signed by the Chief
  • Fraternal Order of Police - FOP identification card
  • National Guard Active - Guard identification card and affidavit signed by unit commander
  • National Guard Retired - Proper identification card and NGB Form 22 or Notice of Eligibility for Retired Pay at Age 60

Using a credit/debit card at the Counter or Online

Rates for both on-site and online payments using a credit or debit card are 2.5% of the total cost of all transactions processed. Remember these charges are charged by the credit card company and the credit card processing company. None of the money in these charges goes to the Probate Office.

Important Notes

  • Beginning October 1, 2018 there will be a $3 mail fee for all Internet or Mail renewals.
  • Beginning October 1, 2018 you can now renew your expired registrations online.  You will be charged the $15.00 late penalty and interest on each vehicle.
  • Beginning October 1, 2018 you can now renew your boats online.
  • Beginning August 29, 2019 the Probate Officer will no longer be issuing Marriage Certificates.  You can obtain more information here.