The Revenue Commissioner places a value on all property. This office is located in the County Courthouse.
You must apply for exemptions between October 1st and the third Monday in January. Regular homesteads can be claimed year round.
The Revenue Commissioner is not required to mail tax notices and does so only as a courtesy to the taxpayer. You are responsible for the payment of taxes whether you receive a statement or not.
Alabama law requires the Revenue Commissioner to collect interest and penalty on all past due taxes at the rate of 12% per annum.
Unpaid taxes on your property will cause your property to be sold yearly.
Yes. You may redeem your property within 3 years of sale by paying all taxes, interest, fees, and penalties at the rate of 12% per annum.
No. Paying taxes on property does not constitute ownership. State law allows taxes to be paid By persons other than the owner(s).
Yes. The taxes follow the property. The tax liability must be satisfied by the property owner whether the taxes were incurred prior to current ownership. Never purchase property before having a title opinion from a reputable source.
800 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
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Phone: (256) 549-5323
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm