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[Assessor]

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is market value?
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How is market value determined?
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How do market values change and why?
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What date is used in valuing and classifying my property?
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How is the classification of property determined?
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What is homestead?
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What are the qualifications for homestead?
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Why do I have to report my Social Security number?
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What are the penalties for having more than one homestead?
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Do you own another property occupied by a relative?
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What are my responsibilities when I move out of my house?
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What is an actively engaged in farming homestead?
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How and when do I challenge the value or classification of my property?
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MS Statute 273.20 Assessor may enter dwellings, buildings, or structures.
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MS Statute 274.01 The local board can’t make changes benefiting a property owner who refuses entry by the assessor.
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How and why are assessors licensed?
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How are my property taxes determined?
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What causes my property taxes to change?