Revenue Office announces property tax deadlines

Published 3:15 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Covington County Revenue Commission has announced that the county’s annual property taxes will come due Oct. 1, 2023.

According to Revenue Commissioner Church Patterson, property tax notices will be mailed at the end of September. Anyone who does not receive their notice by the end of the first week of October should contact the revenue office to update or verify contact information.

Property tax payments should be made Oct. 1, through Dec. 31, 2023 to avoid penalties and additional fees. Payments may be mailed, paid online at www. covcounty.com (following the link to “Pay Property Taxes”), or brought to the courthouse office. A 2.35 percent convenience fee will be applied to all credit/debit card payments. Officials ask to ensure that addresses and contact information is correct when making payment.

Applications are being mailed and should be received by the first week of October to those who are receiving special homestead exemptions. Those eligible for the special homestead exemption include anyone over 65 or who is permanently and totally disabled. This exemption must be claimed every year. Failure to complete and return the special homestead exemption application by Dec. 31 will result in the loss of the special exemption for the next tax year.

Any person who has purchased a home or acquired a home through a will or any other vesting document during a tax year (Oct. 1 through Sept. 30) who is not over 65 years of age and resides in that home is entitled to make application for a homestead exemption. The month of occupancy will determine which tax year you will receive the homestead exemption. Current use is available for parcels of 6 acres or more where homes are present or 5 acres or more on vacant acreage, if eligible.

Taxes are calculated based on the State of Alabama mandated reappraisal of property and the state sale ratio study for property in Covington County during 2022. The State of Alabama requires reappraisal of values every four years and trending sale ratio studies annually.

For more information contact the revenue office at 334-428-2540 or email Chuck Patterson at chuck.patterson@covcounty.com.

The Revenue Commission’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will be closed for holidays on Oct. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 23-24, and Dec. 25-26.

The office’s mailing address is: Covington County Revenue Commission; 1 North Court Square; Andalusia, AL 36420.

All checks should be made payable to the Covington County Revenue Commission.