The mission of the Cleburne County Revenue Commissioner is to administer assessments and collections based on fair and reasonable equalization, while striving to provide a quality service motivated by integrity and respect for all Cleburne County taxpayers.
 
 
 
Timetable for Collecting Taxes
Paying Your Property Tax
How Taxes are Collected
Steps to Follow When Purchasing Real Property
Exemptions
Taxes are collected on the following schedule for the year that ended on September 30:
Taxes Due - October 1
Last day to pay taxes prior to *late fees added - December 31
*to keep from paying late fees, taxes are due and must be postmarked on December 31.

Taxes Delinquent (fees & interest added) - January 1
In February, court notices are mailed out
In March & April, delinquent tax records are advertised for tax sale and advertising fees are added to the total tax due.
On the 1st Tuesday of May, Cleburne County holds its Tax Sale at 10:00 a.m. at the County Courthouse.
 
Payment may be made as follows:
(a) You may come to the Revenue Commissioner's Office, located at the Cleburne County Courthouse 120 Vickery Street Room 102, Heflin, Alabama,
and make payment in person by cash, check, money order, VISA or MasterCard.
(b) You may pay by mail with check or money order to:
  Joyce Robinson Fuller
Revenue Commissioner Cleburne County
120 Vickery Street Room 102
Heflin, Alabama 36264
Record the deed in the Judge of Probate Office at the Courthouse.
If you are living on the property;
1. Bring your purchase information and the copy of the recorded deed to the Revenue Commissioner’s office.
2. Ask to sign up for your homestead exemption
3. Sign an application for current use on all lands of 5 acres or more.
4. Correct the mailing address with the Revenue Commissioner’s Office.
 
Special Reminder, we assess property as of October 1 of the previous year.  This means that ownership may not change to the current owners name in our system for 1 to 2 years following a sale, depending on the sales date and recorded date in the Probate Judge’s office.  We can go ahead and place the tax bill in care of the new owners name and change the mailing address.
A Homestead exemption is a tax break a property owner may be entitled to if he or she owns a single-family residence and occupies it as their primary residence on the first day of the tax year for which they are applying.  The following are the four types of Homestead Exemptions:
 

Regular Homestead is available to all citizens of Alabama who own and occupy a single-family residence, including manufactured homes as their home and use this property for no other purposes.  The amount of the exemption is $4000.00 in assessed value for state taxes and $2000.00 in assessed value for county taxes.

Homestead Exemption 2 is for persons over the age of 65 whose adjusted gross income is less than $12000.00 annually.  This exemption is for all state and County Taxes up to $5000.00 in assessed value.

Homestead Exemption 3 is for the persons over the age of 65 or who are totally disabled.  This exemption is from all property taxes, up to 160 acres including the homestead, if their taxable income is less than $7500.00

Homestead Exemption 4 is for persons over 65, regardless of income.  This exemption is for the total assessed value of state taxes and up to $2000.00 of assessed value of County.

At the time of initial filing of Homestead Exemptions 2, 3, or 4; you must present a copy of the latest income tax return in order to determine for which exemption you qualify

A driver’s license, birth certificate, insurance forms, church records, school records, may establish proof of age, when required etc. To prove disability, you must furnish a copy of your ”Notice of Award” letter from Social Security or a statement from TWO different sources as to your Total Disability.  Physicians’ letters, Veterans Administration and Retirement letters are all acceptable (must be worded as applied for).

Exemptions should be applied for before December 31, of each year based upon status (owner occupied, age 65, or totally and permanently Disabled”) of property and claimed before October 1.  In October, a reclaim form is mailed to the property owner who has qualified before, allowing the claim to be renewed by mail.

 
     
     
 
  This Website is designed to give you fast access to your tax information such as your property record card, assessment, plat maps and aerial photos of your property day or night from the convenience of your home or office. You will also have links to the Alabama Department of Revenue and the Code of Alabama

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