Tax Assessor

The Jackson County Assessor's Office is made up of the following departments: Real Property Appraisal, Personal Property (Business), and Homestead.

These departments work together to appraise real and personal property within Jackson 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.

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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.


The offices of Tax Assessor was established by the Mississippi Constitution (Article 5, Section 135). The office is elected for four year terms by the county at large. Jackson County is one of 17 counties in Mississippi with separate tax assessors and collectors offices because the county's total assessed value is above $65 million.

Important Dates & 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 Board of Supervisors

July (Last Two Weeks)

  • Deadline for filing of Property Valuation Notice of Protest
  • Rolls open to public inspection