Dallas County agrees to collect taxes in City of Selma

Published 8:48 am Thursday, April 14, 2022

Starting this fall, the City of Selma will no longer collect its own taxes.

Dallas County has agreed to collect City Property taxes in Selma for Fiscal Year 2023 that begins on October 1.

Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn signed the agreement, which the Dallas County Commission approved Monday.

Dallas County Attorney John Kelly made the announcement during his Departmental Report.

The Selma City Council approved for Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. to sign the city-county agreement at its council meeting on Tuesday night.

“The city of Selma was the only city in the state of Alabama that collected its own taxes,” Perkins said.

Perkins said he appreciates the city and county governments working together.

“This is a reflection of the relationship the city government has with the county government,” Perkins said.

Nunn, who was City Attorney under Perkins’ first two terms, said the County Commission enjoys working with the city. Nunn was also City Attorney  under former Selma Mayors George Evans and Darrio Melton.