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PROBATE

The duties and responsibilities of the Probate Judge are many and varied. Some duties are administrative in nature, others are judicial and some are legislative in character.

The Probate Judge is recognized in a special category, because the Probate Judge has legal functions as well as many political and administrative roles. The Code of Alabama 1975 and its supplements contain the general statutory provision affecting the Probate Office. The State Legislature has passed many local acts and general acts affecting the Office of the Judge of Probate.

The responsibilities of the Office of Probate include:

  • Probating Wills
  • Administering In testate Estates
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Adoptions
  • Legitimations
  • Condemnations
  • Establishing Cemeteries
  • Mental Commitments
  • Name Changes
  • Marriage License Corrections
  • Annexations
  • Election Official for County

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Probate Judge:

W. Hardy McCollum

Mailing Address:

Tuscaloosa County Commission
P.O. Box 20067
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402

Phone:

(205) 349-3870

Email:

probatedept@tuscco.com

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Main Office:

Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue, Suite 121
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1891

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County Courthouse

714 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 349-3870