Alabama Homestead Exemption

Alabama provides a
 reduced tax for owner occupied homes. 

This reduced tax is half that of the non homestead tax rate.

  • To qualify, the property must be owner-occupied on October 1 of a given year. 
  • The new owner/buyer must claim homestead exemption by December 31.
The tax year was established in the 1800’s to make the tax year coincide with the cotton harvest. The tax year runs from October 1st to September 30th.                                                                       

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How and where to apply for Alabama Homestead Exemption.

Two to six weeks after the purchase of your new home, You will receive a copy of the recorded deed from the closing attorney or title company. Take the deed along with photo identification to the one of the following locations and fill out a simple form to receive homestead exemption status.

Madison County tax assessor's office 
Madison County Courthouse
1st floor (Room 121)
100 Northside Sq
Huntsville, AL 35801-4800
Phone:   (256) 532-3350  (256) 532-3350  

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If there is not a parking spot on the courthouse square, park in the lower level of the parking garage on the southwest corner of the square. The entrance is on Gates Ave. Park at a meter and enter the courthouse. The officer at the metal detector will direct you to the license department. If there is a line walk past it. holding up your deed with it's blue backing.

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Parkway Place Mall
2801 Memorial Pkwy SW
Huntsville, AL 35801-6519

The annex is at the back side of the mall, on the north end, downstairs. It's tucked away in a corner a little and a little hard to find. If there is a line walk past it. holding up your deed with it's blue backing.

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Homes for sale in Huntsville Homestead Exemption

100 Plaza Blvd
Madison, AL

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Flint Crossing  Publix Shopping Center
12290 Highway 231 431 N
Meridianville, AL 35759-1200


Alabama homestead exemption

Alabama homestead exemption

The tax year is from October 1 through September 30. Property taxes are due Oct. 1st of each year and become delinquent Jan. 1st.

The amount of taxes for a given property can be estimated by multiplying the tax rate below by the value of the property and then subtracting $48. 

To estimate the amount of taxes without homestead exemption, multiply the tax rate below by the value of the home and then multiply by 2.

Huntsville City      .00580
Madison      .00575
Gurley      .00405
Triana      .00495
Owens Cross Roads      .00405
New Hope      .00405

Madison County



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