Property (Ad Valorem) taxes are taxes on real and/or personal property. Real property includes the land , any structues permanently attached to the land, as well as mobile homes. Personal property refers to furniture, fixtures, tools, and equipment used in the operation of a business.
Add-ons to Motor Vehicles are considered personal property. "Add-on" equipment is any item added to the cab and chassis of a motor vehicle, either by the origional manufacturer or a secondary manufacturer. Add-on equipment includes, but is not limited to: box type bodies, dumping mechanisms, wrecker rigs, refrigerated bodies, limousines, armored trucks and vans, buses, cement mixer drums, refuse compactors, cranes, booms, propane and petroleum tanks, and flat beds. Other terms used to describe what is refferedd to as add-on equpiment include: added value equipment, specialized equipment, truck equipment, and bodies.
All aircraft, including hot air baloons both personal or commercial are considered personal property and as such are taxable in Alabama.
The State Department of Revenue is responsible for determining property value which, by law, must be set according to "Fair and reasonable market value." Your property is probably not for sale, but the appraiser must set the value of the property as if it were to be "SOLD" in an arms length transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller - neither being under pressure to buy or sell.
Taxes are collected on the following schedule for the year that ended on September 30.
|October 1st||Tax Due|
|January 1st||Tax Delinquent|
|March 1st||Turned Over to Probate Court for Tax Collection|
|April 1st||Advertised for Sale|
|May 1st||Tax Sale|
- Record deed in Probate Office
- Assess the property in the Revenue Commissioner's Office when the deed is recorded. Claim any exemptions which are due at this time. Be sure to provide your address and telephone number
- Homestead Exemption I
May be Claimed on your principal residence, regardless of age or income. Amount of assessed value exempted is $4,000.00 State and $2,000.00 County.
- Homestead Exemption II (Act 91)
For persons over 65 or totally disabled, whose income is less than $12,000.00 annually. The exemption is for all State taxes and County up to $5,000.00 Assessed Value.
- Homestead Exemption III (Act 48)
For persons after 65 or totally disabled, this exemption is from all property taxes if their taxable income is less than $7,500.00.
NOTE: For homestead exemption II and III, the taxpayer must file and sign their assessment each year to remain eligible.
Current use value is an exemption which applies to class III property. Upon application, the property is taxed based on value to the owner without consideration of the potential value of the property. Current use is applied most commonly to farm land.
All taxable property shall be divided into the following classes and shall be assessed for Ad Valorem tax purposes at the following ratios of assessed value of such property:
- Class 1 - All property of utilities used in the business of such
utilities - 30% of market value.
- Class 2 - All property not otherwise classified - 20% of market value.
- Class 3 - All agricultural, forest and residential property - 10% of market value.
Example: 40 acres of cropland in the county appraised at $500.00 per acre. Total fair market value is $20,000.00. Appraised value times (X) 10% equals (=)$2,000.00 times (X) .029 millage equals (=) tax due of $58.00.
After an assessed value has been placed on your property the amount of taxes is determined by multiplying the correct tax rate by the assessed value then subtracting the proper exemptions.
Millage Rates Applied to Different Areas of Talladega County
1 mill = 1/10 of 1 penny
|Area of County||Millage Rate|
|City of Talladega||38.5|
|City of Sylacauga||50.5|
|City of Lincoln||39.0|
|City of Oxford||39.0|
|City of Childersburg||41.5|
|City of Munford||39.0|
|District 1C Outside||29.0|
Outside with Childersburg School
Outside with Fayetteville School
Outside with Lincoln School
Outside with Munford School
Taxes are due 1st of October and are delinquent after the 31st of December.
- Pay by mail and avoid waiting in line by mailing a check or money order to:
Harvey Bowlin, Sr.
Talladega County Revenue Commissioner
PO Box 1119
Talladega, AL 35161
- You may come to the Revenue Commissioner's Office and make payment in person.
- Ask your mortgage company to pay your bill.
Failure to pay property tax results in tax sale of property.
Property may be redeemed within three years after date of sale.
If you purchase property during the year, you need to make sure the taxes are paid. The tax bill will usually be in the previous owner's name. You are responsible for taxes on all property you own-no matter how the tax bill might be listed.
State up to 4000 x .0065
County up to 2000 x .0095
Multiply Assessed Value X Millage
Multiply state exemption up to 4000.
Multiply county exemption up to 2000.
Add these two amounts together and subtract from first totals.
This will give you the amount of tax due after exemptions
Assessed Value: 4500 ($45,000 appraised value) District 1
4500 x .029 = $130.50
St.h/x ex. 4000 x .0065 = -26.00
Co.h/s ex. 2000 x .0095 = -19.00
Total Tax Due = $85.50