Welcome to the Lamar County Revenue Commissioner's web page. Here you will find information about our office and descriptions of our duties, plus our office address, telephone numbers, and email address. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of service to you.
Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
44690 Highway 17
PO Box 1170
Vernon AL 35592
Appraisal Office Phone: 205-695-9994
Duties and Responsibilities
The Tax Collector and Tax Assessor offices were combined to form the office of Revenue Commissioner.
The Revenue Commissioner is required to annually locate, class and assess all taxable property within the County, and is responsible for setting fair, uniform and accurate values for each parcel of real property. Personal property values are based on equipment value. The Revenue Commissioner is also charged to maintain current plat maps of the county. In addition to these appraisal duties, we work daily with local and national agencies to promote the economic well being of the County and its citizens.
The Commissioner lists and places a value on all real estate within the county and also on personal property based on State values (which includes such things as machinery, office equipment, and similar items). Maps, records, and other documents are kept to help establish the value of such property. He also helps homeowners file for homestead exemption, which allows some of the homeowner's property to be exempt from property (ad valorem) taxes.
Also, the Revenue Commissioner is responsible for the collection of taxes on real property, personal property, manufactured homes, permanent trailers and airplanes.
Yearly property taxes are due October 1 - December 31 of each year.
The Revenue Commissioner must advertise and hold a tax sale once a year for any unpaid taxes on real estate or any special assessments. Accurate records must be kept at all times, since this office is involved in the collection of taxes that help fund a variety of government services.