Madison County Calendar

Thursday, Nov 27
Thanksgiving Holiday - Courthouse and all offices will be closed

Friday, Nov 28
Thursdays garbage will be collected on Friday, November 28th.

Friday, Nov 28
Courthouse and all offices will be closed for holiday.

Wednesday, Dec 17
Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County Courthouse

Thursday, Dec 25
Christmas Holiday - Courthouse and all offices will be closed

Friday, Dec 26
Thursdays garbage will be collected on Friday, December 26th.

Friday, Dec 26
Courthouse and all offices will be closed for holiday.

Tuesday, Dec 30
LifeSouth Blood Drive- westside Madison County Courthouse Bloodmoible parked from 10am to 5pm

Thursday, Jan 1
Courthouse and all offices will be closed for holiday.

Friday, Jan 2
Thursdays garbage will be collected on Friday, January 2nd.

Wednesday, Jan 14
Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan 28
Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County Courthouse


Madison County Tax Assessor

Fran Hamilton, Tax Assessor
256-532-3350
taxassess@madisoncountyal.gov
100 Northside Square Courthouse 121
Fax: 256-532-6942

Fran Hamilton, Tax Assessor
fhamilton@madisoncountyal.gov
Marquita Key, Administrative Assistant
Telesia Chambers, Chief Clerk

Biography:

Fran Hamilton became Madison County's first woman Tax Assessor when she was elected to this post on November 5, 2002. Her six-year term of office began October 1, 2003, but she began serving on January 4, 2003, when she was appointed by Governor Don Siegelman to serve out the term of former Tax Assessor, Wayland Cooley.
When Hamilton took office one of her primary goals was to implement cost savings. Hamilton has partnered with other government entities to reduce operating costs of the office, which has saved thousands of taxpayer dollars. Examples include: sharing costs with another government agency to provide aerial photography, contracting with a local university to preserve old land and lot books in digital format and securing a climate controlled environment at a local library for storing and preserving other historical documents. These cost saving measures have enabled Hamilton to provide access to county tax information over the Internet with no subscription charge. Cost of operating the office was further reduced by consolidating and remodeling the office, thereby reducing the amount of floor space needed from three floors to just two. Another of Hamilton’s goals was to update the computer hardware and software that was installed in the office in the late 1980’s. Hamilton has continued to introduce new technology by upgrading software and hardware that has enhanced the efficiency of the office as well as allowing for information to be hosted on the Internet.
Hamilton was born in south Alabama's Butler County. She has lived primarily in Madison County since 1973, when she moved here to become the Accountant and Office Manager of Huntsville Aviation Corporation. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Athens State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Hamilton continued her accounting studies, earning her certified public accountant (CPA) designation in 1994. In 2006, she earned her Alabama Certified Tax Administrator (ACTA) designation.
Prior to becoming Tax Assessor, Hamilton was a State Examiner of Public Accounts, where she audited local government agencies and officials in five counties in north Alabama, including the Madison County Tax Assessor's office.
Hamilton is very involved in the community and is a member of a number of organizations including: Alabama Association of Assessing Officials, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Women Accountants, International Association of Assessing Officers, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and Kiwanis Club of Huntsville.

Assessing (256) 532-3350
Appraisal (256) 532-3357
Research (256) 532-2366
Personal Property (256) 532-6907
Board of Equalization (256) 532-3360

Courthouse Office

First Floor, Room 121 (northwest corner)
Open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Satellite Offices

Open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed for Lunch 12:00 - 12:30
Satellite offices open during heavy tax time, usually Fall through Spring.
Offices usually closed mid-May to mid-September during slow times. Please call to confirm open.
Madison
100 Plaza Boulevard
Madison Resource Center
256-519-2045

Meridianville
12290 Hwy. 231-431 Meridianville
Flint Crossing Shopping Center, Ste. K
256-828-8754

Parkway Place
2801 Memorial Parkway
Parkway Place Mall
256-532-3722

Online Tax Assessment Information

Tax Assessment Maps

Madison County Property Tax Facts

Business Personal Property Return Form

(NEW) Business Personal Property Return Instructions--Short Form (Per Act 2014-415)

Form ADV-44 Single Family Dwelling and Underlying Lot

Property Maintenance Department
This department is responsible for making an on site review of subdivisions and other lands, to measure and list all improvements, and also calculate values, based on guidelines and specifications mandated by the State Department of Revenue.

Alabama Certified Appraiser (Real Property):
Richard Gattis, Chief Appraiser
Steven Craig
Amy Curtis
Patrick Douglass
Taylor Dobson
Kyle Fowler
Travis Key
John Hay
Kathy Priest
Deanna Rooffener

Alabama Certified Appraiser (Business Personal Property):
Telesia Chambers, Chief Clerk
Patrick Douglass, Chief Appraiser - Business Personal Property
Faye Gentle
Janice Ward
Wendy Martin
Deanna Rooffener

Computer Mapping Department
This department is responsible for maintaining maps of property lines. Recently completed, digitized maps are available, based on recorded subdivision plats and recorded deeds.

Alabama Certified Mappers:
Tim Moore, Appraisal & Mapping Administrator
Richard Clouse
Elizabeth Denson

Assessing Department
This department is responsible for preparing assessment information of property, both real and personal, for the purpose of ad valorem taxation. All exemptions, applicable under Alabama State Law, must be applied for in this office.

In 2013 $198,855,375 was assessed and charged to the Tax Collector’s Office for collection of taxes. This can be compared to the following years:
2012 - $194,489,171
2011 - $190,260,816
2010 - $190,896,520
2009 - $189,174,845
2008 - $180,463,594
2007 - $168,657,756
2006 - $149,172,049
2005 - $141,766,492
2004 - $116,005,586
2003 - $111,343,012
2002 - $108,590,465
2001 - $101,888,170
2000 - $ 88,811,077
1999 - $ 88,198,427

The Tax Assessor's Office maintains records of property ownership by subdivision lots or metes and bounds legal descriptions. Plat maps are available for research. Recorded subdivision plats are available for research, as well as a listing of ownership of lots.

Old assessment records and plat books are available for research purposes. Some records date back to the 1800's.

Support Staff Level I Certification:
Anna Arnold
Stephanie Bolden
Justin Cassidy
Martha Howard
Diane Wilson

Support Staff Level II Certification:
Lisa Byrd
Judy Dalton
Michelle Holland
Marquita Key
Lucy Lloyd
Terri Morris
Doreen Sanders
Lanette Wilbourn

Board of Equalization
If a property owner questions the value placed on his property, the Board of Equalization will meet with the property owner to review the value. The Board sets a schedule based on written request of a property owner. A written protest of value must be mailed to the following address: Madison County Board of Equalization, Tax Assessor's Office, Madison County Courthouse, 100 Northside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801. Board Members: Charles Swafford Jr. - Chairman, Bland Warren, Pat Millirons, Fran Hamilton - Secretary.