Jefferson County, Alabama

Board of Equalization


It is that time of year again!

County appraisers are out doing their annual review of property per the Code of Alabama, Title 40, 1975. Please know they are in county-marked vehicles and will have county ID.  

 Reasons they may be passing by your property include:

·        Review due to recent sale or purchase

·        Review changes reported on a building permit

·        Review records for accuracy

·        Review inventory/new construction

You Deserve a High Five!

My mother would often say “it’s a poor dog that won’t wag its own tail.”  I always thought it was just one of her old
down home folk sayings.  Little did I know it was from a hit song performed by Little Richard in 1966!   Well sometimes
we need to show just how proud we are of ourselves and our co-workers. So, here’s a little fun activity to join in.

When you see anything that deserves a “high five”, let it be known.  
We would appreciate you letting us know when 
we have done a good job. Our goal is to offer the highest level of customer service, so we’d love for you to let us
know when we’ve done something GREAT to provide you 
with the best service!     

We also want you to tell us if your experience is less than GREAT too.  So email me at if you have
concerns about the professionalism of our office. Please add “customer service” in the subject line.

Thanks, and give me five!!!!

Maria Knight, Chairman

Jefferson County Board of Equalization
716 Richard Arrington Jr, Blvd N
Annex 500
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
“Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.”

Click here to give the staff a High Five online
You Deserve a High Five

Board of Equalization

Maria Knight, Chairman
Margie George, Associate Member
Karen Wadlington, Associate Member

The Board consists of three members who serve as a quasi judicial review panel for property owners who wish to challenge the market value of their property. Market values set by a Property Appraiser may be changed by the Board when a property owner can prove the appraised value is not based on the property’s fair market value.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to value fair and equitably all taxable real property in Jefferson County, to notify taxpayers of valuation increases, to hear and to decide protests, and to defend established values in court.

Mission Statement

Our mission is the equalization of Real Property in Jefferson County by establishing fair and reasonable market value using appraisal methodologies and practices as set by statutory requirements and the Alabama Department of Revenue. We adhere to the laws of the jurisdiction while serving the taxpayers with knowledge and respect. The Board of Equalization will operate in an environment that is conducive to our taxpayers and to the professional and personal growth of its employees.


B.O.E. Property Information (Capture Portal)  -  Use this link to look up a parcel's value and the Parcel Number

Jefferson County GIS Tax Maps

Birmingham Office
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Suite A500
Birmingham, AL 35203

Bessemer Office
1801 3rd Avenue North
Room 204 
Bessemer, AL 35020