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Tax Collector


Contact Information

Tax Collector:
Peyton C. Cochrane

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

Phone: (205) 464-8230


Office Location

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

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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.

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 or electronic check using the online payment service. (

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 is the last Tuesday in May. Alabama’s law requires that any property with unpaid property taxes is sold in the department’s annual tax sale.

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.
March 1st The department sends out certified delinquent tax notices with information regarding additional fees.
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 April The department advertises the impending tax sale.
Last Tuesday in May Department holds its annual tax sale.