“Probate Show Cause Hearings for Property Tax Disputes Scheduled for Have Been Canceled”
Due to advice provided by the State of. Alabama Department of Health and the Jefferson County Department of Health to limit personal contact in lieu of the COVID-19 outbreak, Probate Court hearings scheduled for have been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Notices will be mailed giving the new date and time.
Property taxes are due October 1 and are delinquent after December 31, of each year.
To contact our office directly, please call (205) 325-5500 for the Birmingham Office or (205) 481-4131 for the Bessemer Division.
John T. Smallwood is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, completed additional studies at Samford University and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law in 1992.
J.T. was elected in the general election held in November, 2002. He has managed and consulted in numerous state and local campaigns.
He brings to the Tax Collector's Office an extensive background in law and business. He served as Law Firm Administrator and as a lecturer in Law and Ethics. Additionally, he brings a common sense approach to solving problems, which was honed while being a small business owner.
J.T. is involved in numerous charitable and civic activities.
Assistant Tax Collector
Grover Dunn is a native of Bessemer, Alabama. He is a graduate of Abrams High School. Dunn earned his B.S. from Alabama A&M University, his M.S. from the University of Montevallo and an A.A. from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Dunn spent 27 years in public education as a classroom teacher, coach and finally as Principal of Jess Lanier High School.
In 1990, Dunn was elected to the Bessemer City Council where he served as Councilor at Large for one term. In 1993, Dunn was appointed Deputy Probate Judge for Jefferson County. He served in that capacity until 2001 when he was appointed Assistant Tax Collector for Jefferson County.
Grover Dunn serves as Chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Conference. He also serves as Parliamentarian of the Concerned Citizens of Bessemer. Dunn has served on many boards in the Bessemer area. He currently serves on the Industrial Development Board and Bessemer Advocacy Center Board of Directors. He is a member of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, the Alabama Education Association and the National Education Association.
Dunn is married to the former Priscilla Proffitt. Mrs. Dunn serves in the Alabama Senate. The Dunns have one daughter, Karen Burks, and two grandsons, Grover Blake and Fredrick Brock Burks. Dunn is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bessemer.