2017 Code of Alabama
Title 43 - WILLS AND DECEDENTS' ESTATES.
Chapter 6 - ESCHEATS.
Section 43-6-5 - Disposition of real estate when no heir appears.
If, after two years from the publication of such notice, no heir or person entitled to receive such estate appears, the real estate must be sold by such personal representative, under the direction of the judge of probate of the county in which letters testamentary or of administration were granted and upon such notice as real estate is sold by executors and administrators; and the proceeds thereof must, after deducting all expenses and allowances, be paid to such judge.(Code 1852, §2068; Code 1867, §2460; Code 1876, §2855; Code 1886, §1940; Code 1896, §1756; Code 1907, §3922; Code 1923, §7618; Code 1940, T. 16, §29.)