Ad Valorem Tax

Jefferson County is responsible for assessing and collecting ad valorem taxes for real and personal property in the City of Vestavia Hills. Questions regarding tax assessment should be directed to:

Gaynelle Hendricks, Tax Assessor
Courthouse Suite 170
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 325-5505

Questions regarding tax collection should be directed to:

J.T. Smallwood, Tax Collector
Room 160 Courthouse
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 325-5500

Ad Valorem taxes are calculated based on the current millage rate. In this example we will use a millage rate of 0.0926 ($92.60 for each $1,000 of the assessed property value).

Here is an example of the computation of annual tax on an owner occupied home, located within the corporate limits of Vestavia Hills, using the following, additional assumptions:

  • Fair Market Value of the home: $100,000
  • Current “Assessed Value” equals 10% of Fair Market Value

The Assessed Value: $100,000×0.1=$10,000

Tax Due: ($10,000/1000)x92.6=$926

To this amount a Storm Water Fee is added. From this amount, the Homestead Exemption will be deducted, if the homeowner is eligible has applied for the exemption.

You may now pay your ad valorem taxes over the Internet. To learn more about Jefferson County services and to pay your property taxes, visit the County’s Web Site.