Baldwin County Revenue Commissioner Teddy Faust recently announced he will be seeking another term in his current position.
“I’ve been blessed and humbled to be able to serve the people of Baldwin County for two terms as your Revenue Commissioner, and I ask for your help and support as I seek a third term in this role,” Faust said. “I want to be able to continue the great work our revenue department has been able to accomplish and keep making sure that we protect the property rights and values for our citizens.”
Faust was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2014 for the position, and points to several initiatives undertaken at the revenue department under his tenure as positive changes for Baldwin County.
“We’ve been able to equalize property values countywide and maintained incredible efficiency and customer service across the county for people,” Faust said. “We’ve also worked to expand and provide information about homestead exemptions to our citizens who qualify.”
Faust has also streamlined Baldwin County’s collections process by implementing a banking “lock box” system that processes property tax payments efficiently and securely.
Faust helped lead the county’s revenue department to become the first in the state to be able to make electronic disbursements to the county’s public schools, municipalities, county government and volunteer fire departments.
Faust also helped pass legislation that changed the delinquent tax sale to a tax lien sale, which helps protect property owners’ rights. In the past, the county would auction properties with unpaid taxes and sell them for those taxes, including excess funds on the appraised value of property.
“This new method charges an interest on the amount of the tax only,” Faust said. “It’s a big win for the property owners and our citizens.”
Faust has served as past president of the Association of Alabama Tax Administrators and formed the bylaws for the Alabama Chapter of the International Association of Assessment Officers.
Faust is a lifelong resident of Baldwin County, graduated from Fairhope High School and he received a degree in Finance from the University of South Alabama. Prior to being elected Revenue Commissioner, Faust served as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser with R.L. Farmer & Co. for 15 years.
Faust is married to Jennifer Moore Faust for 32 years and has one daughter Elizabeth Rebecca “Lizzy”.