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Responsive, well-managed governments are a hallmark of life in Tuscaloosa County.

The Tuscaloosa County Commission has four members who are elected by districts, and the probate judge, who is elected at-large, chairs the Commission. Besides its oversight of a large road and bridges program throughout the county, the county government provides many other services, including a circuit court system and jail, property valuation and tax collection, and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department.

Members of the Tuscaloosa City Council and the Northport City Council are elected by districts, while the mayors in each city are elected at-large. The towns of Vance, Brookwood, Coaling, Coker and Lakeview all have mayor-council forms of government.

The Tuscaloosa County delegation to the Alabama State Legislature is an effective group that works with local citizens on local and statewide issues.

Our service heroes emphasize integrity, professionalism and community spirit.

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing a safe and productive community.

When you live in Tuscaloosa, friends and neighbors always lend a hand to help when you need it. On any given day, you can find volunteers serving hot meals at one of our soup kitchens. You might find a group collecting school supplies or nonperishable food items for those in need. Perhaps you are part of a rally at work in support of United Way and its 26 partner service agencies. In the event of natural disasters, like the storms of April 27, 2011, you will see the Tuscaloosa community join forces to repair the damage and go above and beyond to help those affected. Many nonprofit service agencies serve the area and are supported by caring and generous citizens who know the importance of a strong social service network in the community. There are countless situations where your life could be enriched by one of Tuscaloosa’s social service agencies.

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