Mapping & Appraisal Department
Address:220 Hillcrest Dr.
Andalusia, AL 36420
Main Line: 334-428-2630
Klint Short (Chief Appraiser): 334-428-2635
Dave Wiggins (Appraiser): 334-428-2637
Tracy Lawson (Appraisal Clerk): 334-428-2634
Courtney Dozier (Appraisal Clerk): 334-428-2633
Abigail Farmer (Business/Personal Property Appraiser): 334-428-2631
Tyler Elmore (CAD Mapper): 334-428-2636
The Mapping Department is responsible for maintaining an up to date set of maps that display all of the parcels in the county, detailing their locations and physical characteristics. In Covington County this is accomplished through the use of an ESRI based Geographic Information System (GIS). Master digital maps are updated to reflect new subdivisions, surveys, roads, property splits, and the combining of parcels as they occur. They are also responsible for the changing of ownership on said parcels through recorded documents.
The Appraisal Department is responsible for establishing current market values of all parcels located in Covington County according to Alabama Department of Revenue appraisal standards. It is our goal that these values be fair and equitable throughout the county. Once the parcel has been established and values assigned, we have an ongoing maintenance program to keep parcel information current. The appraisal clerks will input all of the information obtained by the appraisers and run monthly reports to ensure that all of the data is accurate according to the changes and reappraisals.
The Business Personal Property Appraiser discovers new and existing business personal property. Some of their duties are to collect, analyze, and input data from business personal property returns, field inspections, financial statements, and accounting records to assure compliance with Alabama Personal Property Appraisal Manual. This manual is issued by the Alabama Department of Revenue Ad Valorem Tax Division.