The DeKalb County Tax Collection Department notifies the property owner and is responsible for collecting the correct tax for each parcel of land.

Taxes are due every year October 1. Taxes can be paid between October 1 and December 31 without penalty. Taxes become delinquent after December 31. Any unpaid taxes are assessed fees and 1% interest per month beginning in January of each calendar year. All unpaid property is sold at auction in April or May to the highest bidder. The property is sold with a three year “Right of Redemption”. Personal property has no right of redemption.

Payment may be made as follows:

  • You may come to the Revenue Commissioner’s Office at either of our offices and make payment in person by cash, check, credit card, debit card, or money order.
  • You may pay by mail with check or money order to:
    Tyler Wilks
    DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner
    206 Grand Ave SW
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
  • Pay property tax online
    This gives you the ability to pay your property taxes at your convenience, anytime day or night; the convenience of paying from your home, work, or anywhere that you have access to the internet. The online option gives you the opportunity to pay your taxes securely using a check, credit card, or debit card. A transaction fee of 3% with a $3.50 minimum will be assessed. The maximum fee for online check is $5.00. This is not a fee charged by the Revenue Commissioner’s Office; it is charged by IMS Enterprises as a convenience fee.
  • Pay by Phone
    Call IMS Enterprises (256) 275-4042
    This gives you the ability to pay your property taxes over the phone, between the hours of 8 AM- 5 PM Monday- Friday.  The phone option gives you the opportunity to pay your taxes securely using a check, credit card or debit card.  A transaction fee of 3% with a $3.50 minimum will apply.

Notice: This information should not be used for future year tax calculations. This is due to property use changes or property value changes.
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