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Jefferson County Alabama Property Tax

$802.00 2nd of 67

Median Property Tax In Jefferson County, Alabama


Median Home Value In
Jefferson County, Alabama

0.58% 0th of 67

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Jefferson County, Alabama

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Jefferson County is $802.00 per year, based on a median home value of $138,300.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.58% of property value.

Jefferson County collects relatively low property taxes, and is ranked in the bottom half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the sixty-seven counties in Alabama, Jefferson County is ranked 2nd by median property taxes, and 0th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Compared to other counties in Alabama, Jefferson County collects a relatively high percentage of each property's value as tax. Combined with home values that are $18,700.00 greater than the Alabama median of $119,600.00, this results in the relatively high property taxes in Jefferson County.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Jefferson County Tax Assessor.

Jefferson County's Property Tax Is Lower Than Average

2nd out of 67

By median yearly property tax

0th out of 67

By percentage of median home value

1st out of 67

By percentage of median income

You can see how Jefferson County (highlighted in green) compares to the sixty-seven other counties in Alabama with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Alabama, see our Alabama county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Alabama counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Jefferson County is located in Alabama, which is ranked 49th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Jefferson County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

1838th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

2211th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

2194th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Alabama as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Alabama property tax page.

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Jefferson County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Jefferson County are the responsibility of the Jefferson County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Birmingham, Alabama.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Jefferson County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Jefferson County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Jefferson County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Jefferson County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Jefferson County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
alabama Property Tax Data
Alabama Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References