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Tallapoosa County Property Taxes

PLEASE NOTE:  Property taxes are paid in arrears.  Taxes are due October 1 of each year and become delinquent January 1.  Taxes may be paid in person or by mail to the Revenue Commissioner's Office.

Property (Ad Valorem) Taxes on Real and/or Business Personal Property. "Ad Valorem" means "according to value". Real Property includes land and improvements (buildings). Business Personal Property refers to furniture, fixtures, tools, and equipment used in the operation of a business. It also includes airplanes and corporation shares of stock.

The County Appraiser is responsible for determining property value which must, by law, be set according to "fair and reasonable market value." Your property is probably not for sale, but the local appraiser must determine the value of the property as if it were "sold" in an "arm's length" transaction between a "knowledgeable and will seller," neither being under any pressure to buy or sell.

Steps to take when you buy property

  • Record your deed in the Probate Office. Many new property owners often rely on the title company, real estate agent, or other representative to properly record their deed and assess their property. However, the final responsibility is still yours, as the owner, to see that all the necessary steps have been taken.

  • File an assessment return with the County Revenue Commissioner. Present your recorded deed for assistance in completing your assessment return. This can be done in Dadeville or by mail. Do this promptly after recording your deed. DO NOT WAIT until October 1 - December 31 to file your assessment return. Any return filed January 1 - September 30 will take effect the following year. Failure to file an assessment return with the County Revenue Commissioner automatically generates a statutory penalty. Claim any exemption(s) due you at the same time you file your assessment return. If you are permanently and totally disabled, or if you are 65 or older and your primary residence is in Tallapoosa County, please contact The County Revenue Commissioner's office for information regarding additional homestead exemption entitlement.

  • Check with the collections office to make sure taxes are current. On real property (land and improvements) the buyer can be held liable for any unpaid taxes - even for years before he/she bought the property. The buyer is liable for the entire year's taxes, even if that person bought the property during the year and taxes were prorated with the seller at the time of closing. Your are responsible for taxes on all property you own, regardless of how the tax bill may be listed.

  • Mail a copy of the assessment return to your mortgage company if it has agreed to pay your taxes.

  • Report any change of address or ownership promptly to the County Revenue Commissioner's Office. Tax bills are usually mailed to the address on record in the County.

  • Property taxes are due October 1 of each year and become delinquent January 1. Make payment of tax bill to the Revenue Commissioner's Office.




Total Tax Levy (Millage) for Districts in Tallapoosa County

Alexander City

37.5 Mils


35.0 Mils

Camp Hill

35.0 Mils


30.0 Mils


22.5 Mils

District (1)

30.0 Mils

District 25-A

30.0 Mils

Calculating Your Tax

The Alabama Legislature has established Property Assessment Ratios as follows:


Class of Property

Type of Property

Classification % (Assess. Ratio)

Class I



Class II

All other property


Class III

Farm, Forest & Owner Occupied Residential Property


Class IV

Motor vehicles



General Formula


Fair Market Value X Classification % = Assessed Value X Millage Rate  = Gross Tax

Primary Home's Gross Tax - Homestead Exemption = Net Tax

The Formula above does not apply to farm or forest lands receiving benefit of "current use" values.

The maximum homestead exemption is $43.00.


State Gen. Fund

2.5 Mils

Alexander City

15.0 Mils


5.0 Mils

State Soldier Fund

1.0 Mils

Co. Gen. Fund

5.5 Mils

School District

3.0 Mils

State School Fund

3.0 Mils

Co. Rd & Bridge Fund

3.0 Mils

Sp. School District

7.5 Mils

Total State

6.5 Mils

County Wide School

4.5 Mils

Camp HilL

5.0 Mils


Total County

13.0 Mils

Total District

10.5 Mils

This information was taken from the "Tax Facts" brochure that was published by the Tallapoosa County Revenue Commissioner's Office.

Please contact them at 256/825-7818 for additional information

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