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I was visiting alabama's tax delinquent property site today, and put in a few applications for properties (with residential property), the properties were sold to the state back in 2009-2012. after putting in these applications i called and spoke with alabama's property tax division (revenue office), and the lady explained to me how they would contact the county (jefferson) to get the price and then email the information to me so that i could then mail cashier's check of that amount to the state's revenue office, she also explained that it could take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to even receive a price from the county i'm in. my question is whether or not i can just as easily go down to the revenue office in jefferson county myself, get a price, send the money to the state's revenue dpt and just wait for them to send me back the tax certificate ? the lady told me that once i pay the amount owed, and they sent the tax certificate, that i could take it straight to the tax assessor's office here in jefferson county and get the tax deed. is this because the years were so far back ? is she leaving out information ?

Hi Nikira - my limited experience has been there isn't a short cut  BUT  I will say that the expert on this is Denise Evans.   She has written a book on tax sale investing in Birmingham and I know she is holding a seminar in a couple of weeks on tax sale investing.  It is WELL worth the investment.  I have attended it before and will probably go again this month because I learn something new everytime.  Plus the networking is invaluable.  You can find her at


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