End-of-year deadlines are right around the corner, with real and personal property taxes in Clarke County, Alabama due by Dec. 31, 2021. As some may be aware, the Revenue Commissioner’s Office is closed Friday, Dec. 31. That gives residents additional time to get those payments in. If your account is paid in full on or before Monday, January 3, 2022, you won’t incur any penalties or interest. Any payments after Jan. 3, 2022, will result in penalties and 12% interest based on current law.
Residents can pay their property taxes by mail, over the phone, or in person. If mailing the payment, please send it to Tyler Montana Prescott, P.O. Box 9, Grove Hill, AL 36541. Make sure the postmark is before Dec. 31.
Information on Business Personal Property in Clarke County
Anyone with business personal property must also file tax returns by Dec. 31, 2021. Corporations, persons, partnerships, and other entities owning aircraft or business personal property must file this return annually. Failure to file an assessment by January 17, 2021, will incur a 10% penalty and additional fees.
There are a few exemptions businesses or residents may qualify for:
- Current Use
Citizens who produce agricultural products and own five or more acres of farmland, pastureland, or timberland may apply to have their property assessed at less than market value. Applications must be submitted prior to Dec. 31, 2021, for the 2022 tax year. Mailed forms must be signed and notarized by the owner.
This must be requested at the Revenue Commissioner’s Office and is for property owners who own a single-family residence being occupied as their primary residence as of Oct. 1 of the applicable tax year. Individuals may also qualify for disability, age, and income, which must be renewed by Dec. 31, 2021. Consult the Revenue Commissioner’s Office for qualifications.
Property owners in Clarke County who have made improvements or changes to their property or removed any structures must report these changes prior to Dec. 31, 2021, for a fair and accurate tax assessment for 2022.
For more information, residents should contact the Mapping and Appraisal Division at (251) 275-3010, or the Tax Collection division at (251) 275-3376.