P.O. Box 327210
Montgomery, Alabama 36132
The Property Tax Division sets the standards and procedures for equalization of property values in the counties, and ensures property is taxed uniformly throughout the state. Our purpose is to supervise and control the valuation, equalization, assessment of property, and collection of all ad valorem taxes. The Property Tax Division also advises and assists county elected officials and their personnel, county commissioners, members of the boards of equalization, and other officials charged with mapping and appraisal duties, relating to laws, regulations, standards, and procedures governing property tax administration. Our vision is to assure the citizens of Alabama the property tax laws, and rules and regulations are being complied with, in an efficient and effective manner. To learn more about establishing the procedures, requirements, plans, and programs, in order to maintain property tax equalization in Alabama, view our Property Tax Plan for Equalization.
All taxable real and personal property, with the exception of public utility property, is assessed on the local level at the county courthouse with the county assessing official. The lien date for taxes is October 1 and taxes are due the following October 1.
Optional Personal Property Assessment Link (OPPAL)....OPPAL is a centralized online filing system for business personal property tax returns. All Alabama taxing jurisdictions will be required to accept business personal property tax returns filed using OPPAL; however, the system is optional to taxpayers. OPPAL will be available for use in tax periods beginning on or after October 1, 2016. For more information, click here.