Jefferson County, Alabama

Board of Equalization


2024 Protest Registration Period is now closed.

Board of Equalization

Maria Knight, Director

Norman Pless Jr., Chairman

Jef Freeman, Associate Member

Margie George, Associate Member

Karen Wadlington, Associate Member

TBD, Associate Member

The Board consists of five 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.  See Additional information using the Jefferson County Board link.

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.

Preliminary Hearings Protest Results

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