2021 Code of Alabama
Title 10A - Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code.
Chapter 17 - Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations.
Section 10A-17-1.06 - Statement of Authority as to Real Property.
Statement of authority as to real property.
(a) A nonprofit association shall execute and record a statement of authority to transfer an estate or interest in real property in the name of the nonprofit association.
(b) An estate or interest in real property in the name of a nonprofit association may be transferred by a person so authorized in a statement of authority recorded in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the real property is located.
(c) A statement of authority shall set forth:
(1) The name of the nonprofit association;
(2) The address in Alabama, including the street address, if any, of the nonprofit association, or, if the nonprofit association does not have an address in Alabama, its address out of state;
(3) The name or title of a person authorized to transfer an estate or interest in real property held in the name of the nonprofit association; and
(4) The action, procedure, or vote of the nonprofit association which authorizes the person to transfer the real property of the nonprofit association and which authorizes the person to execute the statement of authority.
(d) A statement of authority shall be executed and recorded in the same manner as a deed by a person who is not the person authorized to transfer the estate or interest.
(e) The judge of probate shall collect a fee for recording a statement of authority in accordance with Article 4 of Chapter 1.
(f) An amendment, including a cancellation, of a statement of authority shall meet the requirements for execution and recording, and be accompanied by payment of the same recording fee payable to and for the judge of probate, of an original statement. Unless cancelled earlier, a recorded statement of authority as amended is cancelled by operation of law five years after the date of the most recent amended statement of authority.
(g) If the record title to real property is in the name of a nonprofit association and the statement of authority is recorded in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the real property is located, the authority of the person named in a statement of authority is conclusive in favor of a person who gives value without notice that the person lacks authority.
(Acts 1995, No. 95-527, p. 1064, §6; §10-3B-6; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §320; Act 2020-73, §10.)