Board of Equalization
Annual Equalization (25% Review)
All Alabama counties are now under an ‘annual reappraisal’ program which requires the assessing official to review 1/4 of the County each year, and to assess any/all additional improvements identified during this process for the upcoming tax year. The annual equalization process provides a revenue stream from property taxes for schools, municipal, county and state government.
The Jefferson County Board of Equalization plans to initiate the 25% review process on Monday, March 11, 2019. BOE Appraisers will be out in their assigned territories reviewing and assessing property.
If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call us at 205-325-5566.
The Three Member Board
Maria Knight, Chairman
Robert Thomason, Associate Member
Margie George, Associate Member
The Board consists of three members who serve as a quasi judicial review panel for property owners who wish to challenge the market value and resulting assessment of their property. Market values assessed by a Property Appraiser may be changed by the Board when a property owner can prove the appraised value is not based on the property’s fair market value.
Our vision is to value fair and equitably all taxable real property in Jefferson County, to notify taxpayers of valuation increases, to hear and to decided protest and to defend established values in court.
Our mission is the equalization of Real Property in Jefferson County by establishing fair and reasonable market value using appraisal methodologies and practices as set by statutory requirements and the Alabama Department of Revenue. We adhere to the laws of the jurisdiction while serving the taxpayers with knowledge and respect. The Board of Equalization will operate in an environment that is conducive to our taxpayers and to the professional and personal growth of its employees.
B.O.E. Property Information (Capture Portal) - Use this link to look up a parcel's value and the Parcel Number
Birmingham Office Bessemer Office
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N 1801 3rd Avenue North
Suite A500 Room 204
Birmingham, AL 35203 Bessemer, AL 35020