$8.2M in property taxes still to be collected

Published 1:57 am Friday, November 27, 2015

Some $8.2 million in property taxes are still owned to the Covington County Revenue Commissioner’s office.

Revenue Commissioner Chuck Patterson said that his office has collected $3.2 million as of Nov. 23.

“Manufactured homes taxes are due Mon., Nov. 30, 2015,” he said. “A late penalty will be charged for mobile home stickers issued after Nov. 30.”

Patterson said the deadline to pay property taxes is Dec. 31.

Patterson said those who have not yet received a property tax notice, should call his office immediately.

“Tax notices have been returned due to incorrect addresses and we have made very effort to locate property owners,” he said.

Patterson said those who to apply for exemptions must do so by Dec. 31.

“If you are applying for first time age 65 exemption, you will need proof of age (Alabama Driver’s License) and your federal and state tax returns,” he said. “If applying for disability exemption, you will need supporting documentation for 100 percent disability.”

Patterson said other exemptions include homestead, current use and summer home.

“Homestead is available for your primary residence and up to 160 acres,” he said. “Current us exemption is for property owner with six or more acres used for farming/forestry.”

The office is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., but will be closed Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 24-25.

For more info, call 428-2540.