Shelby County, Alabama Tax Assessors' Office
102 Depot Street
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
Where is the Shelby County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Shelby County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Shelby County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Shelby County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Shelby County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Shelby County Assessor's Office at (205) 670 6900 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Shelby County Facts:
The median home value in Shelby County is between $191,107.00 and $196,693.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Shelby County?
You can try contacting the Shelby County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Shelby County is located in the County Administration Building in Columbiana, which is located at P.O. Box 467. You can direct your general inquiries to Shelby County with the contact info listed below.
Shelby County Phone Number
Shelby County Fax Number
Shelby County County Administration Building Address
County Administration Building
P.O. Box 467
Columbiana, AL 35051
Useful Shelby County Links:
- Shelby County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Shelby County Tax Records
- GIS Parcel Search Search
- Shelby County Government Homepage