Exemptions

Assessing and Exemptions
**PLEASE NOTE: All of the exemptions named are available on primary residence only. Applicant cannot have homestead on any other property anywhere else.


Contact the Assessing Department at
(334) 677-4717 or (334) 677-4713 for information concerning:

Homestead Exemptions
Age 65 or Older Exemption
Disability Exemptions
Other Exemptions, blind or deaf
Classifications
Assessment Values
Adding or Removing Improvements on Property
Address Changes
Estimated Tax Amounts


Any person who has purchased a home or acquired a home through a will, divorce decree or any other vesting document during a tax year (October 1st through September 30th) who is not over 65 years of age and is residing in that home is entitled to make application immediately for a homestead exemption for the next year. Once this exemption is granted by the Revenue Commissioner it is not necessary to repeat the claim as long as such person continues to live in the home where the exemption is granted. Anyone 65 or older, or permanently and totally disabled, may claim a special homestead exemption. Special homestead exemptions must be claimed every year during the months of OCTOBER through DECEMBER. Failure to complete and return the special homestead application will result in the loss of the special exemption and the owner will receive the lesser exemption.
If the property owner owns land and manufactured home they are required by law to furnish a bill of sale, title (age of home 20 years or less) and pay casual sales tax in our office if purchased from an individual.
Examples:

Example One with HS Exemption
( in a municipality)
Appraised value $65,600.00
Taxable value %10
Of appraised value $6,560.00
Property taxes
(.0345 x $6,560) $226.32
Less H/S amount exempt state ($26.00)
Less H/S amount county ($26.00)
TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE $174.32

Example Two with H/S Exemption
(not in a municipality)
Appraised Value $65,600.00
Taxable value 10%
Of appraised value $6560.00
Property Taxes
(.0295 x 6,560) $193.52
Less H/S amount exempt state ($26.00)
Less H/S amount county ($26.00)
TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE $141.52

Example Three without Exemption
(in a municipality)
Appraised value $81,400.00
Taxable value 20%
Of appraised value $16,280.00
TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE
(.0345 X 16,280) $561.66


Example Four without Exemption
(not in a municipality)
Appraised value $81,400.00
Taxable value 20%
Of appraised value $16,280.00
TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE
(.0295 X 16,280) $480.26



*add $30.00 fire fee per residence/commercial building or manufactured home outside Dothan City limits.
**$.10 per acre (statewide) timberland tax
(please contact the Assessing Dept. to figure an age 65, disability, blind or deaf exemption)

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Dothan, Al 36303
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