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Mobile County Clerk’s Office - District Civil and Small Claims Division

Shirley Mitchell - Supervisor
251-574-8526 - Phone
shirley.mitchell@alacourt.gov
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Our office does not close for lunch.

Pro se Alafile registration is available at https://alafile.alacourt.gov

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions - Small Claims

Information on Unlawful Detainer actions

Standing Order on Unlawful Detainer Actions
Unlawful Detainer/Eviction actions may only be filed by a lawyer or the person whose name is on the deed.  Read this Order for more information.

Mandatory URLTA Discovery Order
The Property Owner’s Affidavit, Plaintiff’s Affidavit of Ownership, and Tenant’s Affidavit referenced in this Order can all be found under the Forms tab, District Civil section, on this website.

URLTA Order and Notice of New Eviction Procedures

For other District Civil and Small Claims Court forms, see the Forms tab on this website and http://eforms.alacourt.gov/.

Filing Fees

Fees must be paid with cash, money order or cashier’s checks - personal checks are not accepted.  All court costs are prepaid and are non-refundable.

  • Small Claims Case (Up to $1500.00) - $61.00
  • Small Claims Case (for cases from $1500.01 up to $3000.00) - $135.00
  • District Civil Case - $256.00
  • Unlawful Detainer - $256.00
  • Additional Defendant Fee - $10.00
  • Additional Plaintiff Fee - $50.00
  • Garnishment - $30.00
  • Execution for Property - $30.00
  • Certified Mail - $10.00
  • Subpoena - $12.00
  • District Civil Default Fee - $50.00
  • District Civil Summary Judgment Fee - $50.00
  • Certified Certificates ofJudgment - $5.00
  • Copies (1 - 20 pages) - $5.00 (Additional Pages are $0.50)
  • Computerized Records Search - $10.00
  • Paper Records Search - $20.00
  • Archived Records Search - $25.00
  • Appeals with Jury - $360.00 plus District Court Costs
  • Appeals without Jury - $260.00 plus District Court Costs