How to Pay Your Taxes

You are responsible for paying your property taxes regardless of whether you receive a bill or if the bill was in a previous owner's name. Property taxes are due on October 1 of each year for the year.

Timetable for Collecting Taxes

Your property taxes will become delinquent if not paid by December 31. Taxes are collected on the following schedule for the year that ended on September 30:

October 1 Taxes Due
January 1 Taxes Delinquent
February Citation Fee Added
April Advertised for Sale
May Tax Sale


Payment Methods

There are several convenient ways for you to make your payment. You can:

  • Come to the Revenue Commissioner's Office at the courthouse and make payment in person by cash, check, credit card, or money order. There is a convenience fee associated with the credit card option charged by the credit card facilitator.
  • Pay by mail, by mailing a check or money order to:
    Amanda G. Scott, CPA
    Morgan County Revenue Commissioner
    P.O. Box 696
    Decatur, AL 35602
  • Ask your mortgage company to pay your bill.
  • Pay online with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit or debit cards through our online payment system. There is a convenience fee charged by the credit card facilitator associated with this option.


Payment Locations

There are three payment locations throughout Morgan County where you can pay your property taxes.


Morgan County Courthouse
302 Lee Street, NE
Second Floor
Decatur, AL 35601

Hartselle Satellite Office
560 Shull Road
Hartselle, AL 35640

Lacey’s Spring Satellite Office
East Service Center
62 Guyer Cove Road
Somerville, AL 35670