from Jefferson Probate Court (18-BHM-01128)
Lloyd Whitworth appeals from a judgment entered by the
Jefferson Probate Court ("the probate court")
granting his application for redemption of certain real
property located in Jefferson County ("the
property") that had previously been sold for nonpayment
of taxes to the extent that the probate court ordered that
the funds paid for the redemption of the property be paid
directly to Crestwood Development Corporation, LLC
("Crestwood"). We dismiss the appeal.
15, 2018, Whitworth filed in the probate court an application
for redemption of the property. Whitworth asserted:
"On or about March 3, 2008, the Probate Court . . .
rendered a decree for sale of [the] Property, for payment of
State and County taxes then due from Herman Lloyd Whitworth
"On or about May 20, 2008, under and in pursuance of
said decree, the Property was regularly offered for sale by
the Tax Collector for said taxes, fees, costs and expenses;
the Property was bid in for the State of Alabama.
"On or about January 12, 2018, Anastasia Agrippa Jordan
... paid $500.00 to buy [the] Property from the State Land
Commissioner of Alabama, which issued its deed on [the]
Property to Jordan. Jordan recorded said deed in the Office
of the Judge of Probate of Jefferson County, Alabama, on
February 7, 2018. . . .
"On or about March 26, 2018, [Crestwood] paid $600.00 to
buy the Property from Jordan, who issued her deed on [the]
Property to Crestwood. Crestwood recorded said deed in the
Office of the Judge of Probate of Jefferson County, Alabama,
on the same day...."
attached deeds supporting his allegations. In addition,
Whitworth deposited with the clerk of the probate court the
sum of $11, 040.37 ("the redemption funds"), which
included the amount for which the property was sold to the
state and interest thereon, subsequent taxes and interest
thereon, and the fee for the redemption certificate.
subsequently answered Whitworth's application for
redemption, "den[ying] each and every allegation set
February 6, 2019, the probate court entered an order stating
that the application for redemption was granted.
Subsequently, on February 21, 2019, the probate court entered
a detailed judgment, stating, in part:
"2. A Certificate of Redemption is authorized to be
awarded to [Whitworth], allowing ... Whitworth to redeem the
Property and transfer sole title of the Property to himself.
"3. The Clerk of the Court is authorized to disburse the
funds (previously paid into Court by [Whitworth]) being held
by the Jefferson County Probate Court, in the amount of $11,