Tax Assessor & Collector

I am honored to serve as your Tax Assessor-Collector. My staff and I are dedicated to serving the citizens of Pearl River County in a friendly, caring, and professional manner.

The Pearl River County Assessor and Collector's Office is made up of the following departments:

  • Real Property Appraisal
  • Personal Property (Business)
  • Homestead
  • Mobile Homes
  • Motor Vehicles

These departments work together to appraise real and personal property within Pearl River County, administer homestead applications, and generate property maps. All property values and exemptions are administered as of an effective lien date of January 1 each year.

Dispelling the Myth

One common misconception is that the Assessor determines the county budget and tax rates. This is not the case. The Board of Supervisors, City Councils and School Boards set the budgets for their respective jurisdiction and set the tax rates to generate the needed revenue.

Responsibilities and Duties

Tax Collector

The broad range of duties of the Tax Collector include, but are not limited to:

  • Collection of taxes on real property, personal property, manufactured homes, automobiles, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers, and airplanes
  • Collection of use tax on items brought into the State of Mississippi by residents for first use, storage, or consumption.
  • Sales tax is collected on casual sales of motor vehicles between individuals
  • Advertise and hold an annual tax sale for any unpaid taxes on real estate or any special assessments

Tax Assessor

The broad range of duties of the Tax Assessor include, but are not limited to:

  • Annually locate, class, and assess all taxable property within the county
  • Setting the fair, uniform, and accurate value for each parcel of real and personal property
  • Maintain current ownership maps of the county
  • Coordinating needs analysis and purchase recommendations for technology systems

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • January 1st
    • Effective date of appraisal
  • January 31st
    • Deadline to pay property taxes
  • April 1st
    • Builder Affidavit deadline
    • Homestead exemption filing deadline
    • Rendition filing deadline
  • July (First Monday)
    • Property Roll turned over to the Board of Supervisors
  • July (Last Two Weeks)
    • Deadline for filing of Property Valuation Notice of Protest
    • Rolls open to public inspection