Jefferson County, Alabama

Board of Equalization


The registration period for filing an objection for the 2020 Tax Year, has now ended.


All objections registered by July 29th, will continue to be scheduled accordingly, and appointment letters for phone hearings will be mailed.

2020 Board Hearing Schedule         <-- Click here to open PDF

2020 Preliminary Hearing Results    <-- Click here to open PDF

2020 Finalized Values                      <-- Click here to open PDF


 Board of Equalization

Maria Knight, Chairman
Margie George, Associate Member
Karen Wadlington, 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 of their property. Market values set 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.


Vision Statement

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 decide protests, and to defend established values in court.


 Mission Statement

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

Jefferson County GIS Tax Maps

Birmingham Office
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Suite A500
Birmingham, AL 35203

Bessemer Office
1801 3rd Avenue North
Room 204 
Bessemer, AL 35020