Application for entry of certificate.
At the time of application for entry of the certificate of warning to redeem, the applicant shall deliver to the judge of probate three certified copies of the recorded deed and shall pay to the judge of probate a fee of one dollar ($1). Copies of the deed need not include any certificate of acknowledgment. The applicant shall also deliver to the judge of probate a certified copy of the ad valorem tax assessment records of the county containing the name of the person or persons other than the grantee in the deed to whom the property described in the deed was last finally assessed for ad valorem taxation, together with the address of each person as shown by the tax assessment records, or an affidavit that there is no one else. The judge of probate shall promptly mail to each person at such address one of the aforesaid certified copies of the deed, together with an attached warning to redeem in substantially the following form: "Take notice that there is recorded in my office in Deed Book ___ at page ___ a deed of which the attached is a correct copy. You are warned that unless you, or those claiming under you, take prompt steps to redeem from those claiming under the deed, all rights of redemption may be lost. This ___ day of ___, 2___, Judge of Probate, ____ County, Alabama."
Promptly upon or after mailing the notice or notices and certified copy or copies of the deed, it shall be the duty of the judge of probate to record in the real estate records the signed and dated certificate of warning substantially as prescribed by Section 11-53B-12. At the expiration of 60 days after the date of the certificate all rights to redeem from the sale shown by the deed shall cease and desist.
(Act 2002-522, p. 1355, §13.)