Estimating Your Taxes

In the state of Alabama, property tax is based on three factors:

  • Property Classification

  • Millage Rate

  • Exemptions

Property Classification:

Your Alabama taxes are calculated using your property's Assessed Value. This is determined by multiplying the Appraised Value by the corresponding Property Classification, which is also known as the Assessment Rate.

Appraised Value x Property Classification = Assessed Value

The Classes of Property are as follows:

Class

Description

Assesment Percent

I

All property of utilities used in the business of such utilities.

30%

II

All property not otherwise classified.

20%

III

All agricultural, forest, and single family, owner occupied residential property, including owner - occupied residential manufactured homes located on land owned by the manufactured home owner, and historic buildings and sites.

10%

Millage Rate

Once the Assessed Value of your property has been determined, multiply it by the appropriate Millage Rate for the area in which you live. Millage is the tax rate expressed in decimal form. Millage rates are determined by the state, County Commission and other taxing agencies.

A mill is one tenth of one cent. (.001)

1 mill = $0.001

10 mills = one penny or $0.1

100 mills = ten cents or $0.10

1000 mills = one dollar or $1.00

Assessed Value x Millage Rate = Unadjusted Tax Bill

Taxing Authority

Millage Rate

State of Alabama

6.5 mills (0.0065)

Coffee County

10.5 mills (0.0105)

County Wide Schools

5 mills (0.005)

District 1 Schools (County)

12 mills (0.012)

District 48 Schools (Enterprise)

4 mills (0.004)

District E Schools (Elba)

11 mills (0.011)

City of Enterprise

17.5 mills (0.0175)

City of Elba

5 mills (0.005)

Town of New Brockton

5 mills (0.005)

Town of Kinston

7 mills (0.007)

$0.10 Per Acre (Statewide) Timberland Tax

Total Millage Rates by location:

Unincorporated (not in city limits)

34 mills (0.034)

City of Enterprise

43.5 mills (0.0435)

City of Elba

38 mills (0.038)

Town of New Brockton

39 mills (0.039)

Town of Kinston

41 mills (0.041)

Examples:

$100, 000 (Appraised)x(Residential Rate:10%)= $10,000 (Assesed)

$10,000 (Assessed) x .034 (Unincorporated rate)=$340.00 (Tax Amount)

Exemptions:

After determining your unadjusted tax bill as shown above, subtract any exemptions you might have. This gives you the adjusted tax bill.

A homestead exemption is defined as a single-family owner-occupied dwelling and the land thereto, not exceeding 160 acres. The property owner may be entitled to a homestead exemption if he or she owns a single-family residence and occupied it as their primary residence on the first day of the tax year for which they are applying. A home owner can claim four different types of exemption in the State of Alabama. Please visit the Revenue Commissioner's office at the Enterprise or Elba courthouse to apply for a homestead exemption.

Unadjusted Tax Bill - Exemptions = Adjusted Tax Bill

Homestead Summary Chart

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