Probate Judge

           WELCOME to the Lee County Probate Judge's Office

The Probate Judge in Lee County is a countywide elected representative of the people responsible for the administration of the Probate Court, the licensing office and the public records office.  In addition, the Probate Judge serves as the Chairman of the Lee County Commission.  The Probate Judge is also the Chief Elections Official of the county, and serves along with the Sheriff and the Circuit Clerk as the official Appointing and Canvassing Board for all county, state and federal elections.  Additionally, the Probate Judge serves on other quasi-governmental boards, including the Lee-Russell Council of Governments and the Auburn-Opelika Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"After 18 years employment in the Lee County Probate Office, I was elected to serve as Lee County's 14th Probate Judge in November, 2000 and I took office in January, 2001.  I deem it a privilege and an honor to have been chosen to serve the citizens of Lee County in this critical position of responsibility.

My staff and I are dedicated to serving the citizens of Lee County.  In every area of responsibility, my goals are to be: (1) prompt; (2) courteous; (3) fair; and (4) available when needed.  My highest priority is to offer the best customer service possible to the public, with the most modern technology available.

This website is designed and offered to facilitate the mission of the Probate Office and allow improved service to the public.  If the staff of the Probate Office or I can be of assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact us."

Judge Bill English

Contact Information
Judge Bill English     Chief Clerk:  Ms. Rebecca S. Freeman
 PO Box 2266     PO Box 2266
 Opelika, AL 36803-0811     Opelika, AL 36803-2266
 Work:  334-737-3670     Work: 334-737-3670
 Home: 334-749-2399     Email:


 Office Locations
Lee County Courthouse      Auburn Satellite Office      Smiths Station Satellite Office
215 South 9th Street    1266 Mall Parkway    2336 Lee Road 430
Opelika, AL 36801    Auburn, AL 36830    Smiths Station, AL 36877
 334-737-3670    334-737-7297    334-448-3299

Previous Lee County Probate Judges

Name Years Served
Judge I. H. "Hal" Smith  1977 - 2001
Judge Ira Weissinger, Sr. 1950 - 1977
 Judge James L. Killian  1949 - 1950
 Judge John T. Frazer  1935 - 1949
 Judge Lum Duke  1932 - 1935
 Judge Griffin P. Butler  1915 - 1932
 Judge John B. Lyons  1904 - 1915
 Judge Frank M. Renfro  1898 - 1904
 Judge William C. Robinson  1886 - 1898
 Judge Thomas L. Frazer  1883 - 1886
 Judge James K. Edwards  1880 - 1883
 Judge Wilson WIlliams  1872 - 1880
 Judge David Read
 1867 - 1872