Madison County Calendar
Monday, May 27Memorial Day Holiday - Courthouse and all offices will be closedFriday, May 31Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County CourthouseFriday, Jun 14 Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County CourthouseMonday, Jun 17Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County CourthouseThursday, Jun 20Arts Stroll Returns to Downtown - Joined by Arts & Entertainment District and Green Street Market, moves to Constitution Hall Village Friday, Jun 28 Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County CourthouseThursday, Jul 4Independence Day Holiday - Courthouse and all offices will be closedThursday, Jul 18Arts Stroll Returns to Downtown at Constintution Hall Village - Joined by Arts & Entertainment District and Green Street Market
New Year's Eve, this Monday, December 31 is the deadline for payment of Madison County property taxes.
Since all offices are open there will be no courtesy or extra day to pay without penalty.
Citizens have several options for payment.
You may pay:
in person at the Madison County Courthouse until 5pm Monday,
utilize two of our satellite offices either at Parkway Place or Meridianville (those offices close at 4:30pm),
mail in payment (it MUST be postmarked December 31),
or pay online (there is a 2.4% convenience fee charged for online transactions).
Credit card payments can only be made at the courthouse, not the satellite locations.
The locations of the two satellite offices are Parkway Place Mall - 2801 Memorial Parkway - 1st Floor by Belk and Flint Crossing - Meridianville/Highway 231/431 County Office, Ste K.
Again, because state and county offices are open for business this Monday, December 31, there will be no extra courtesy day for payment.
Citizens who do not pay property taxes by Monday's deadline will face a $5 late fee and 1% interest charge for the first month.
The Madison County Tax Collection/Assessment office in the city of Madison
is currently undergoing completion and will be open as soon as possible.
We are hoping to open January 2013.
Lynda Hall became Madison County's Tax Collector January 2000. She previously worked in the Tax Assessor's Office assessing real property for taxation, including applying current use values, researching property history and handling correspondence concerning current use and rollbacks, working with senior and disability exemptions and grading/classification structures. Lynda is a State of Alabama Certified Appraiser and Tax Administrator.
Since taking office as Tax Collector, Lynda has opened satellite offices at Meridianville/Highway 231/431 and Parkway Place Mall. These offices are fully automated with computers. Lynda has also added the capability for online tax payments via the internet and toll free telephone payment capabilities in English as well as Spanish when paying by credit card.
Lynda is working with the financial institutions seeking the highest rate of return on collected taxes.
Lynda was born in Madison County and graduated from Madison County High School at Gurley. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Slavic with a minor in history at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The Slavic area studies prepares individuals for careers in government, industry, and international commerce and trade. It includes foreign languages and literature, history and political science.
Lynda was appointed by Governor Don Seigelman to finish the term of former Tax Collector, Mr. Thomas Ragland and then elected by the citizens of Madison County in 2002 and 2008. She is a State of Alabama Certified Appraiser and Alabama Certified Tax Administrator.
Lynda has one daughter, Jessica Paige, a U S Marine and is a member of the Gurley United Methodist Church.
Tax Collector 256-532-3370
The Madison County Tax Collector is responsible for collecting the ad valorem taxes on real estate as well as business personal property. Taxes are due and payable each year on October 1 and become delinquent January 1. Any questions regarding the payment of ad valorem (property) taxes should be directed to this office.
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, Alabama 35801-4820
Lynda Hall, Tax Collector
Marguerite Peterman, Chief Accountant
CURRENT YEAR REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION
Property taxes are assessed at the rate of $5.80 per $100 assessed valuation within the city of Huntsville, Madison $5.75, Triana $4.95, and New Hope, Gurley, and Owens Cross Roads at $4.05. Property outside the limits of any municipality are assessed at $3.35 on land and $3.65 on improvements.
Frequently Asked Questions:Property (Ad Valorem) Taxes are 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.
These are items which are movable or not permanently fixed to the land.
Airplanes are included whether or not used in a business.
What are property taxes?
When I purchase property, what do I need to do?
- Go to the Probate Office on the 1st floor of the Madison County Courthouse (Room 100) and record your deed.
- The following October 1 through December 31 after you purchase the property, go to the tax assessor's office on the 1st floor of the Madison County Courthouse (Room 121), and claim any exemptions
- When you purchase property during the year, you need to make sure the taxes are paid. The tax bill will usually be in the previous owner's name. You are responsible for taxes on all property you own, no matter how the bill may be listed.
- The fiscal year is from October 1 through September 30. All property purchased during this period should be assessed the following October 1 through December 31 in order to receive a bill in your name for the next year.
- Report all ownership and/or address changes promptly to the tax assessor in writing.
How do I calculate my tax bill?
After the tax assessor has placed an assessed value on you property, the amount of taxes owed is determined by multiplying the correct tax rate by the assessed value, then subtracting the proper exemptions. In order to determine assessed value, multiply the appraised value by the proper classification. The Madison County tax rates are:
|Inside City Limits:||Per $100|
|Owens Cross Roads ||4.05||.0405|
|New Hope ||4.05||.0405|
|Outside City Limits |
|How to Compute Your Taxes|
w/Regular Homestead Exemption
State, County, State X Millage Rate
|= _________ |
|All Taxes Before Homestead Exemption|
If value is $4000 or over deduct $48
|= _________ |
|TOTAL||= _________ |
|If assessed value less than $4000|
Continue as follows:
Assessed Value to $4000 X .0065
|= _________ |
Assessed Value to $2000 X .011
|= _________ |
|TOTAL||= _________ |
When will I receive my tax bill?
Your first bill will arrive in October. A second and third bill could be sent after January 1st if you have not paid your taxes by December 31st.
When do I pay my taxes?Tax due - October 1
Tax delinquent - January 1 (notices mailed)
Probate judge advertises delinquent tax payers - 1st Tuesday in February
Property advertised for tax sale - April 3rd, 10th, & 17th, 2013
Tax Sale - May 3,2013
Tax Sale List As of May 03 2013 these were the delinquent tax properties.This file is provided for your convenience. It is NOT updated in
real time. Paid properties will be removed regularly up until the tax sale. This file is not considered the official tax sale file. For more information
contact the Tax Collector's office of Madison County.
In helping you to identify and locate a certain piece of property, there is both mapping and assessment available online from the Tax Assessor. Please take note of the PPIN number and click here.
Please contact the Tax Collector's office at (256) 532-3370 if you have any questions regarding the following tax dates:
How can I pay my tax bill?
The Madison County Tax Collector's office is pleased to offer the convenience of paying your property taxes online. Simply click on the link below and follow the steps to begin your payment process.
Please note, there is a 2.40% convenience fee for all transactions. Madison County does not receive any portion of the convenience fee, which goes directly to the online payment processor, Certified Payments. This is a common feature of online payment services.
For further information about how to pay your tax with credit card click here.
If you are making payments after December 31st, due to interest and late fees please call our office at (256) 532-3370 for an exact figure.
The Bureau Code for Madison County is 5323370. This will be needed to process your transaction either by phone or online.
Pay your Madison County property taxes online
Telephone payments are available in English or Spanish by calling 1-866-549-1010.
If mailing your check or money order please note the following:
Tax notices have changed to an 8 1/2 x 11 format. Tear off the bottom portion and return in the envelope provided A $30 returned check fee will be charged for any non sufficient check payments. During March, April and May of each year we only accept certified funds for real property payments - no personal checks.
You may mail your check or money order payment to:
Madison County Tax Collector
Madison County Courthouse
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, AL 35801-4820
Main Office 256-532-3370
Fax Number 256-532-3368
If you have any questions for your tax collector please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I pay my taxes?Tax Collector's Office - Madison County Courthouse, Room 116
Madison County Satellite Offices:
Flint Crossing - Meridianville/Highway 231/431 County Office, Ste K
Parkway Place Mall - 2801 Memorial Parkway - 1st Floor by Belk
Courthouse Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 M-F
Satellite Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 M-F
Satellites Closed for Lunch: 12:00 - 12:30
Note: Credit card payments are no longer accepted at the satellite offices. They are available only at the courthouse location.
In 2009, the very latest tax figures show $188,745,055 was collected representing 172,193 parcels. This was an increase of 8% from 2008. A complete year by year, 20 year history chart can be found below.
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MADISON COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR
TOTAL COLLECTIONS AND PARCELS
REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
20 YEAR TREND
|TAX YEAR ||NUMBER OF PARCELS||TAX YEAR COLLECTIONS|
|1994 ||124,143 ||68,926,566|
|2000 ||143,110|| 87,332,315|
** 2010 is prior to final settlement. 2010 & 2009 are unaudited.
Comparison of the 2009 & 2010 personal property yearly insolvents.
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COMPARISON OF THE 2008 & 2009 PERSONAL PROPERTY YEARLY INSOLVENT
2008 - $17,297
2009 - $23,144