Charles Woodroof

Clinton Street Courthouse Annex
100 South Clinton Street
Suite D
Athens, AL 35611

Phone: (256) 233-6427
Fax: (256) 233-6474

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Beginning March 20, 2020, our office will be closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.  This is being done to further protect our citizens as well as our employees.  Our staff is working regular office hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and available for any questions at 256-233-6427.  Thank you for your patience.

Current member and past president of Limestone County Bar Association; current member and past president of Athens Rotary Club; current member of Athens State University Foundation board of directors; past member of Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Athens-Limestone Clean Community board of directors.

Athens High School, 1984 graduate; B.A., Journalism, Auburn University, 1988; J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1996.

The office of the Judge of Probate provides primary contact for residents of Limestone County who may need the following services:

  • Administration of estates,
  • Adoptions,
  • Change of names,
  • Conservatorships,
  • Corporation recordings,
  • Deed and title searches,
  • Guardianships,
  • Marriage licenses/certificates,
  • Notary Public applications,
  • Involuntary commitments,
  • Real property recordings,
  • Testamentary wills.

The numerous duties of the office are assigned by the Code of Alabama, 1975. By law the Judge of Probate is also the chief election officer for Limestone County.

Links to important probate information:

Elections website
Adoption of Minors
Alabama Conservators and Guardians
Estates in Alabama
Marriage Certificate
Notary Publics
Real Estate Recording Fees