Jackson County’s Online Annual Land Tax Sale Begins August 28 – Registration Open NOW

 

From:  News Release   8/11/17   GCN

 

On August 28, more than 8,000 properties will go up for online auction during the Jackson County Annual Land Tax Sale. The list of delinquent property taxes will be published in the Mississippi Press on August 16 and 23.

 

How to participate in Online Land Tax Sale

 

Those interested in participating in the sale can register online at www.govease.com/auctions from now through the end of the sale.  All bids must be submitted through the website – paper bids will not be accepted. Bidding will take place daily from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday, August 28 until all parcels are sold.

 

There is no fee to register, however accounts will not be activated until the bidder provides the Jackson County Tax Collector’s Office with a copy of their photo ID and arranges for payment. Forms of payment include; cash, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, business check, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, and wire transfers.

 

A “Help and Training” class is available on the GovEase website to answer common questions and give participants an idea of what to expect when bidding begins.

 

What if your property is on the Land Tax Sale List

 

Jackson County property owners must pay their 2016 property taxes by Friday, August 25, 2017, to prevent their parcel from being included in the County’s annual Land Tax Sale.

 

“There is still time left, property owners have two weeks remaining,” Jackson County Tax Collector Joe Tucker explained. “It’s important to remember, all prior or back taxes for a piece of property must be paid before the owner can pay for current taxes.” Tucker says once a parcel is sold at the tax sale, the original property owner has a two year redemption period to pay the taxes plus interest (1.5% per month) through the Chancery Clerk’s office. If payment occurs, the “tax sale purchaser” will be reimbursed their initial tax payment plus the interest. 

 

The 2016 property tax billing statements were mailed last November and were due in February. Property owners who pay their taxes through a home’s mortgage or other types of loans do not receive a statement. All prior taxes for a parcel must be paid at the Chancery Clerk’s office at the County Services Complex location. 

 

To find out the current amount due call or visit the Tax Collector’s Office in person.

 

Jackson County Tax Collector’s Office

 

  • Physical Address: 2915 Canty Street, Pascagoula
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 998, Pascagoula, MS 39568
  • 228-769-3074

 

Important Dates

  • August 1 – Bidder registration began
  • August 16 – Property listing published in MS Press
  • August 23 - Property listing published in MS Press
  • August 25 – Last day to pay taxes before tax sale
  • August 28 – Annual Online Property Tax Sale begins