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Tax Collector:
Peyton C. Cochrane

Mailing Address:
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue, Room 124
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1891

Phone: (205) 464-8230

Email: collector2@tuscco.com

Office Location

Main Office:
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue, Room 124
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1891

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Peyton C. Cochrane Tax Collector Tuscaloosa County

    Tuscaloosa County Tax Collector’s Announces Important Delinquent Property Tax Information;

NOTICE OF SELECTION OF METHOD FOR COLLECTING DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES BY

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE

Peyton C. Cochrane, Tuscaloosa County Tax Collector, Tuscaloosa Alabama, has been vested with the sole authority under Alabama Code § 40-10-180 (1975) to select whether Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, shall utilize the sale of tax lien or the sale of property to collect delinquent property taxes.
This is official notice that Tax Collector Cochrane has chosen
to utilize the sale of tax lien method for collecting delinquent property taxes.

This notice is to be published in accordance with Alabama
Code § 40-10=180 (1975).

Dated this 31st day of August 2020.

By: Peyton C. Cochrane, Tax Collector Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Tuscaloosa County Tax Collector’s office

We are the Tuscaloosa County Tax Collector’s office. In addition to collecting, investing, and disbursing the taxes, we account for the tax money or taxable property and provide budget projection services for relevant agencies. We perform these duties as a service to the public and to assist public agencies in accordance with the Code of Alabama. We strive to achieve these goals in a courteous, efficient, and accurate manner.

The Staff with assist you in:

  • Paying your property tax
  • Obtaining information regarding recent prior year property taxes
  • Outlining tax sale information

Paying Your Property Tax

When you receive a notice about your property tax, you have the option to pay by mail, online, or in the physical office. The physical office is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, except for major holidays.

If you elect to come into our physical office to pay your property tax, please remember the following items:

  • Bring your notice, if possible. It will help us assist you quickly. If you are unable to bring your notice, please make sure that you know the name of the property owner or the accurate street address of the property.
  • Bring an acceptable form of payment. The physical office accepts payment in the form of cash, check (before April 1st), money order, or cashier’s check. You can pay with a credit card using the online payment service. There is a convenience fee for using a card. (https://alproptax.com) or call 205-263-1573.

Information Regarding Delinquent Property Taxes

Beginning on January 1st, interest and fees accrue on delinquent property taxes. The interest is equivalent to 1% of the tax per month, plus a delinquency fee of $5. There are additional penalties and fees for any property taxes that remain unpaid on March 1st. Our sale will now be a tax lien online sale in April. Alabama’s law requires that any property with unpaid property taxes is sold in the department’s annual tax lien.

General Timeline

 

October 1st

Property taxes are due.

December 31st

Last day to pay taxes without penalties or interest.

January

The department sends out delinquent tax notices to those who have not paid.

Mid March

The department advertises the impending tax sale online.
April 1st

After this date, personal checks are no longer accepted as a form of payment.

You must pay by cash, money order, or online.

Mid-late April

Department holds its annual tax sale.