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Tuscaloosa County Land Tax Sale


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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When is Tax Sale Held?
The Tuscaloosa County Land Tax Sale takes place annually; the last Tuesday in May.
Listed properties published in The Tuscaloosa News beginning in Mid-April and ending early May. The sale is held in a public outcry auction, beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Where is Tax Sale Held?
Place: Tuscaloosa County Commission Chambers located on the ground floor.
Time: Begins at 10:00 A.M. until all properties sold.

Registration Required
Registration is required prior to the commencement of sale with a $100 security deposit which can be applied to first winning bid or refunded if no successful bids are made. Registration begins on the Friday immediately preceding the sale, ending at 9:45 A.M. on sale date. If you plan to attend the Tax Sale, please complete this fillable form (put it in the EXACT NAME you want the Tax Deed to read- we cannot change it) and email to If you have any questions, call us at 205-464-8510. You are still required to come in and pay the $100.00 REGISTRATION FEE on Tuesday morning before 9:45.

Bidding Process
Anyone wishing to purchase tax property must appear in person. Public auction bidding will start at the amount advertised in The Tuscaloosa News (also included on the link above).

Purchasing Property Tax Interest
Payment IN FULL is required at the end of the Sale Day.
Payment methods : Cash, Money Order, or Certified Funds
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS are NOT accepted at this time.

A Certificate of Land Sold for Taxes will be tendered after the sale is finalized. These will be sent by mail. (This is NOT a Tax Deed)

After the Tax Sale Purchase
The property can be redeemed at any time within the first 3 years from the date of the Tax Sale. The owners of said property can redeem this property though the Probate Judges Office. The principal, plus interest, at the time of redemption is refunded to the purchasers of the tax lien. The current rate of interest is 8% annually. The certificate of sale is then null and void. A tax deed cannot be issued until 3 years from the date of the tax sale. At that time the purchaser must surrender his certificate to
The Judge of Probate, who then issues a tax deed.

Properties Not Purchased at Tax Sale
Any tax properties NOT purchased at the Tax Sale by individuals or companies, are sold to the State of Alabama. Anyone wishing to buy tax interest at this time must contact the Alabama Dept. of Revenue and they will only accept certified checks for these properties.

Alabama State Department of Revenue
Ad Valorem Tax Division
P.O. Box 327210
Montgomery, AL 36132-7210

For additional information please refer to The Code of Alabama 1975 – paying particular attention to Title 40 Chapter 10.