- Tax Office
Tax Assessor and Collector
Took Office: 2011
The tax assessor is required by the Mississippi Constitution to list and value all property subject to ad valorem taxation on an assessment roll each year. The ad valorem basis for taxation means that all property should be taxed according to value. The assessed value is the percentage of "fair market value" or "use value" as prescribed by law.
The tax collector is responsible for the collection and settlement of taxes, on real property, personal property, manufactured homes, automobiles, motorcycles, trailers, and airplanes. Use tax is collected on items brought to the state of Mississippi by residents for first use, storage, or consumption. Sales tax is collected on casual sales of motor vehicles between individuals.
Each year, as required by Mississippi code section 27-41-49 to 27-41-89, the tax collector must advertise and hold a tax sale for any unpaid taxes on real estate or any special assessments. Traditionally, the tax sale in Oktibbeha County takes place on the last Monday in August each year.
- How much is sales tax?
The state levies a 7% sales tax, 2% of which is returned to the municipality on all sales within the corporate limits of the municipality. Additionally, the city has a 2% food and beverage tax and a 2% hotel/motel tax.
For more information, visit the Mississippi Department of Revenue website.
- What is a privilege license?
A Privilege License is a license allowing a person to do business in Oktibbeha County for a profit. Please contact the Tax Assessor / Collector's office at 662-323-1273 for more information.
- Where can I find out about property taxes?
Property tax facts, as well as information on Homestead and other exemptions, may be obtained from the Tax Office.
Details about Property Assessment and an online Property Tax Search are also available.
- Where do I get a car tag?
Residential Mississippi license plates may be obtained throughout the year from the Tax Office in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. Residents have 30 days after establishing residency to secure car tags.