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Tax Collector
Joy Wiggins
Post Office Box 407
Brewton, AL 36427
Atmore: (251)368-8086
Brewton(251)867-0300

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:






Shirley Watson
Chief Clerk
Brewton, Al 36426

(251) 867-0299
OR Debbie Chambers
Office Manager
Atmore, Al 36502

(251) 368-8086

The Tax Collector.s Office is responsible for

  • Collecting all Real Estate Property Tax.
  • Taxes are due October 1.
  • Taxes are delinquent January 1.

  • Motor Vehicle Titles

  • Fee for Title Application is $18.00

  • Motor Vehicle Registrations Renewal Months

    A's and D's - January I's and M's - June
    B's - February P's and L's - July
    C's and E's - March J's, K's and R's - August
    F's, G's and N's - April Q's, O's and T's - September
    H's and O's - May U - Z - October

    Collecting Ad valorem on Motor Vehicles and Manufactured Housing:

    1. Ad valorem Taxes for personal vehicles are based on 15% of the value which, is calculated by the State of Alabama. Recreational vehicles, motorcycles and vehicles used for commercial purposes are taxed at 30%.

    Manufactured Home Registrations:

    1. Our office has a Mobile Home Inspector to check Decals.

    Sales and use tax on Motor Vehicles and Manufactured Housing.

    2% State 1% City 1/2% County


    RENEWAL PROCESS

  • A registration courtesy reminder is mailed for each vehicle that is currently registered in Escambia County. The reminders are mailed the first few days of each renewal month. Although these courtesy reminders are mailed, it is still the responsibility of the vehicle owner to make sure the vehicle is registered and fees paid. Please bring your courtesy reminder or last registration with you when renewing. The driver license number of the owner of record is also required.


  • Vehicles can be renewed via the mail. Mail the reminders along with a check or money order and (be sure to include the $2.00 mail fee for each vehicle) to the address shown on reminder cards. Be sure to have the owner of record sign the cards and include their driver license number. In order for the renewal to be processed via the mail renewal card and payment must be in our office by the last working day of the month.


  • Vehicles that are renewed late are subject to a $15.00 late fee, plus applicable interest according to state law. Vehicles not driven during the expiration/renewal month may sign an affidavit of non-use. This affidavit exempts the customer from late penalty. All ad valorem tax must be brought current regardless of use of vehicle.



  • NEW RESIDENTS FROM ANOTHER ALABAMA COUNTY

  • Residents moving from another Alabama county will need to bring in the renewal reminder or the previous year.s registration in order toobtain Escambia County plates. You may wait until your renewal month to switch the registration.


  • NEW/USED VEHICLES VEHICLE INSPECTION

    PER CODE OF ALABAMA RULING 810-5-5.13, a physical inspection of a motor vehicle and verify the vehicle identification number and the descriptive data shown on the application is required first certificates of title, including certificates of title for the following:

  • New Vehicles- Application for first title.

  • Out-of State Vehicles- Brought into Alabama requiring registration and title in this State surrendering of out -of-state title.

  • Other Vehicles- Not currently titled in Alabama and subject to registration and titling in the State.


  • AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE

  • Beginning June 1, 2000, motorists will be required to carry liability insurance on each motor vehicle. Proof of insurance is not required to register a motor vehicle. Beginning January 1, 2001, an insurance certification was incorporated into the vehicle registration form which the customer signs before registration is complete.

  • NEW PURCHASE

  • In order to avoid a $15.00 late registration fee, newly acquired vehicles must be registered within 20 calendar days of purchase.

  • Documentation needed for the purchase of a new/used vehicle depends on who the vehicle was purchased.

  • Customers with vehicles purchased from an Alabama Dealer, the application for title and bill of sale are required.

  • Customer with vehicles purchased from out of state dealers will be required to pay sales tax and possibly a title for the vehicle.

  • Customer with vehicles purchased from an individual will be required to pay sales tax and apply for a title if vehicle was last registered in Alabama and ad valorem taxes will have to be brought current before the vehicle can be registered.

  • MANUFACTURED HOMES

  • When registering manufactured homes, 1990 and newer models require a title or Manufacturer.s Certificate of Origin (MCO). All models require a bill of sale. You have 30 days from purchase date in which to register your manufactured home without a penalty. You can be penalized if the manufactured home decal is not displayed properly. Citation fees are $15.00. If not paid within 15 days, an additional $24.00 penalty will be charged. For additional information on manufactured homes call (251) 867-0299.

  • Before a manufactured home may be moved on the highways of Alabama, a Move Permit must be obtained from the office of the Tax Collector. One fee of $10.00 will be charged for the moving of each manufactured home (regardless of the number of transportable modules to be moved). Proof of payment of any applicable property taxes or the current registration fee, issuance fee, and any applicable penalties shall be required before the move permit will be issued. This move shall be in addition to any other move permits required by law. This move permit satisfies the requirement under the revenue manufactured home laws only.