If a property owner questions the value placed on his property by our office, the property owner should start with contacting our Appraisal staff. Usually, most concerns are resolved with a conversation between the owner and a member of our office. If you do not agree with the value, or with an adjustment, our staff will schedule a hearing date with the Blount County Board of Equalization at their next meeting date.
Property Valuation Notices are mailed each year, usually in March. These notices are mailed to new property owners or property owners with a value increase. Normally, a notice is not mailed if the value remained the same or decreased. Please click here to view your property value online anytime, or call our Appraisal office.
After receiving your Property Valuation Notice, you have 30 consecutive days from the date on the notice to file an informal protest. The informal protest will be reviewed by a member of our staff. If you are still unsatisfied with the value, a hearing date will be scheduled for you to meet with the Blount County Board of Equalization. At the hearing, you, or your designated agent, will appear before the board members to give just cause and present documentation as to why you are protesting the value placed on your property.
Following the hearing, you will be notified of the decision of the Blount County Board of Equalization. If you are unsatisfied with the board’s decision, you may appeal to the Circuit Court within 30 days from the board’s adjournment. In order to preserve your right to appeal through the Circuit Court, Alabama state law requires the property tax must be paid by the December 31st deadline or a bond doubling the outstanding tax amount must be filed.The Blount County Board of Equalization examines the protest of the value ONLY. If you agree with your property value, but question the property tax amount, contact the Assessing and Collecting Office.