Like most states in the US, Alabama charges property taxes too. Irrespective of the fact you own a residential property or commercial, taxes are levied on both property types across all counties in Alabama. It is important to understand property taxes as they are an important part of closing costs and appear in the ALTA statement as well.  

Property Tax payments in Alabama are due in two equal installments. One on July 28 and the other on December 5. 

Property Tax rates across counties in Alabama:

Property taxes are paid as a percentage of the total value of the property owned. In Alabama, property taxes are relatively lower and come to 0.48% of the value of the property with some variations from one county to another. Here is the list of the median values of property taxes. 

 

County Median Annual Tax Tax Rate
Autauga $471 0.32%
Baldwin $583 0.31%
Barbour $287 0.31%
Bibb $275 0.28%
Blount $397 0.32%
Bullock $394 0.51%
Butler $316 0.36%
Calhoun $478 0.42%
Chambers $342 0.39%
Cherokee $483 0.39%
Chilton $381 0.37%
Choctaw $200 0.27%
Clarke $310 0.31%
Clay $268 0.26%
Cleburne $394 0.35%
Coffee $547 0.37%
Colbert $457 0.40%
Conecuh $303 0.40%
Coosa $277 0.32%
Covington $291 0.30%
Crenshaw $276 0.35%
Cullman $363 0.29%
Dale $398 0.36%
Dallas $322 0.39%
DeKalb $356 0.35%
Elmore $484 0.30%
Escambia $371 0.38%
Etowah $476 0.43%
Fayette $241 0.29%
Franklin $323 0.37%
Geneva $331 0.36%
Greene $223 0.34%
Hale $319 0.34%
Henry $391 0.34%
Houston $454 0.35%
Jackson $352 0.33%
Jefferson $1,014 0.66%
Lamar $231 0.30%
Lauderdale $574 0.42%
Lawrence $386 0.36%
Lee $854 0.52%
Limestone $562 0.37%
Lowndes $330 0.50%
Macon $372 0.47%
Madison $835 0.46%
Marengo $313 0.35%
Marion $259 0.30%
Marshall $517 0.42%
Mobile $696 0.55%
Monroe $291 0.28%
Montgomery $497 0.39%
Morgan $511 0.39%
Perry $313 0.47%
Pickens $329 0.34%
Pike $391 0.33%
Randolph $327 0.37%
Russell $546 0.46%
St. Clair $464 0.31%
Shelby $1,050 0.51%
Sumter $273 0.37%
Talladega $389 0.38%
Tallapoosa $360 0.33%
Tuscaloosa $611 0.37%
Walker $271 0.29%
Washington $246 0.29%
Wilcox $260 0.32%
Winston $270 0.31%

 

How to calculate property taxes in Alabama?

Calculating the property tax for any county in Alabama is easy. Simply use the following formula

 

Total property tax payable =     (Property Value* rate of tax for the county)

                                              -------------------------------------------------

                                                                         100

How to pay property taxes in Alabama?

Yes. In fact, there is a separate item in the mortgage statement, if you are paying one already. If you have no mortgage, then you can also pay online using your debit or credit card.  

Are there any exemptions for property tax in Alabama?

Yes, there are multiple conditions in Alabama that allow exemptions property tax exemptions. These are:

  • Exemptions for veterans who own the property and veterans with disabilities
  • Spouses of veterans 
  • Spouse of a first responder killed in the line of duty
  • Exemptions for people with disabilities

How to find property tax records for Alabama?

Finding property tax information for Alabama is very easy as it is for other states. There are many websites where you can enter the property details and county to find the details. This is a reliable site that allows you to search tax details for properties across Alabama.