Jackson County’s Online Land Tax Sale Begins August 27

From:  News Release   7/29/18   GCN

On August 27, 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 15 and 22.

How to participate in Online Land Tax Sale

Those interested in participating in the sale can register online at
www.govease.com/auctions<http://www.govease.com/auctions> from July 30th until 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 27 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. There will also be a training session in the Jackson County Tax Collector’s Office, located at 2915 Canty Street, Pascagoula, in the Services Building on August 20th at 10 a.m.

What if your property is on the Land Tax Sale List

Jackson County property owners must pay their 2017 property taxes by Friday, August 24, 2018, 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 2017 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


Important Dates

July 30 – Bidder registration began

August 15 – Property listing published in MS Press

August 20 – Office Training
August 22 - Property listing published in MS Press/Open to receive payments
August 24 – Last day to pay taxes before tax sale
August 27 – Annual Property Tax Sale begins