Understanding Mississippi Property Taxes

Overview of Mississippi Taxes

Mississippi collects a total of $26,670,576,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $3,033,598,000 comes from property taxes, or 11.4% of total revenue. As a result, Mississippi has the 41st highest property tax rate in the country, which is 38.9% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Mississippi is $132,374, meaning the average Mississippi homeowner pays 0.65% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $6.50 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Mississippi's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Mississippi, there are important constants. Mississippi's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is January 1. Mississippi property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts the end of July . The date which property tax bills become due on is February 1.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Mississippi or are looking at buying a specific property in Mississippi, check out our Mississippi Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in Mississippi and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Mississippi Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for Mississippi Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Mississippi.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Adams County $121,796 $577 $4.70
Alcorn County $122,564 $511 $4.20
Amite County $90,114 $328 $3.60
Attala County $130,295 $627 $4.80
Benton County $91,551 $396 $4.30
Bolivar County $106,759 $837 $7.80
Calhoun County $84,270 $518 $6.10
Carroll County $90,252 $478 $5.30
Chickasaw County $79,214 $549 $6.90
Choctaw County $88,462 $393 $4.40
Claiborne County $65,453 $341 $5.20
Clarke County $80,243 $335 $4.20
Clay County $100,834 $736 $7.30
Coahoma County $80,801 $630 $7.80
Copiah County $98,640 $523 $5.30
Covington County $102,123 $395 $3.90
DeSoto County $164,208 $1,230 $7.50
Forrest County $138,446 $1,046 $7.60
Franklin County $90,140 $419 $4.60
George County $122,010 $685 $5.60
Greene County $101,687 $575 $5.70
Grenada County $120,811 $883 $7.30
Hancock County $146,913 $975 $6.60
Harrison County $165,015 $1,091 $6.60
Hinds County $135,338 $1,107 $8.20
Holmes County $59,314 $397 $6.70
Humphreys County $71,876 $598 $8.30
Issaquena County $67,315 $382 $5.70
Itawamba County $110,064 $444 $4.00
Jackson County $150,910 $1,153 $7.60
Jasper County $85,683 $530 $6.20
Jefferson County $88,611 $395 $4.50
Jefferson Davis County $99,854 $417 $4.20
Jones County $126,642 $678 $5.40
Kemper County $79,693 $439 $5.50
Lafayette County $194,803 $1,280 $6.60
Lamar County $184,823 $1,242 $6.70
Lauderdale County $130,524 $985 $7.50
Lawrence County $106,597 $534 $5.00
Leake County $91,390 $500 $5.50
Lee County $140,951 $1,064 $7.50
Leflore County $97,552 $769 $7.90
Lincoln County $114,677 $623 $5.40
Lowndes County $134,198 $811 $6.00
Madison County $256,989 $1,720 $6.70
Marion County $109,018 $639 $5.90
Marshall County $133,035 $873 $6.60
Monroe County $109,706 $557 $5.10
Montgomery County $81,201 $511 $6.30
Neshoba County $96,024 $542 $5.60
Newton County $89,499 $528 $5.90
Noxubee County $74,874 $484 $6.50
Oktibbeha County $159,636 $1,058 $6.60
Panola County $105,652 $688 $6.50
Pearl River County $130,061 $819 $6.30
Perry County $93,331 $451 $4.80
Pike County $106,093 $649 $6.10
Pontotoc County $101,525 $613 $6.00
Prentiss County $88,849 $455 $5.10
Quitman County $80,228 $472 $5.90
Rankin County $169,174 $1,028 $6.10
Scott County $92,838 $597 $6.40
Sharkey County $63,209 $559 $8.80
Simpson County $105,010 $524 $5.00
Smith County $90,259 $567 $6.30
Stone County $122,181 $767 $6.30
Sunflower County $94,108 $654 $7.00
Tallahatchie County $79,182 $459 $5.80
Tate County $140,684 $997 $7.10
Tippah County $91,881 $468 $5.10
Tishomingo County $96,630 $400 $4.10
Tunica County $109,568 $521 $4.80
Union County $119,669 $554 $4.60
Walthall County $111,751 $529 $4.70
Warren County $136,127 $791 $5.80
Washington County $95,790 $916 $9.60
Wayne County $98,237 $438 $4.50
Webster County $93,544 $580 $6.20
Wilkinson County $85,510 $393 $4.60
Winston County $126,264 $510 $4.00
Yalobusha County $166,281 $520 $3.10
Yazoo County $81,591 $681 $8.30

Want to learn more about Mississippi property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Adams County Alcorn County Amite County
Attala County Benton County Bolivar County
Calhoun County Carroll County Chickasaw County
Choctaw County Claiborne County Clarke County
Clay County Coahoma County Copiah County
Covington County DeSoto County Forrest County
Franklin County George County Greene County
Grenada County Hancock County Harrison County
Hinds County Holmes County Humphreys County
Issaquena County Itawamba County Jackson County
Jasper County Jefferson County Jefferson Davis County
Jones County Kemper County Lafayette County
Lamar County Lauderdale County Lawrence County
Leake County Lee County Leflore County
Lincoln County Lowndes County Madison County
Marion County Marshall County Monroe County
Montgomery County Neshoba County Newton County
Noxubee County Oktibbeha County Panola County
Pearl River County Perry County Pike County
Pontotoc County Prentiss County Quitman County
Rankin County Scott County Sharkey County
Simpson County Smith County Stone County
Sunflower County Tallahatchie County Tate County
Tippah County Tishomingo County Tunica County
Union County Walthall County Warren County
Washington County Wayne County Webster County
Wilkinson County Winston County Yalobusha County
Yazoo County