Jackson County Tax Assessor 2915 Canty Street Pascagoula MS 39567 14.0 miles from Ocean Springs 228-769-3090
Harrison County Tax Assessor 1801 23rd Avenue Gulfport MS 39501 18.1 miles from Ocean Springs 228-865-4043
Hancock County Tax Assessor 1060 U.S. 90 Bay Saint Louis MS 39520 34.5 miles from Ocean Springs 228-467-1669
Stone County Tax Assessor 308 Court Street Wiggins MS 39577 37.5 miles from Ocean Springs 601-928-3121
George County Tax Assessor 5130 Main Street Lucedale MS 39452 38.0 miles from Ocean Springs 601-947-7541
Mobile County Revenue Commission 3925 Michael Boulevard Mobile AL 36609 42.2 miles from Ocean Springs 251-574-8530
An assessor determines the values of properties in a local jurisdiction, such as a county or state. This assessment is then used to determine the taxable value of each property and the corresponding property tax amount. An assessor works with an auditor's office or local revenue commission to determine real estate and property value increases and decreases. The department may work with an appraiser's office on new construction projects to produce property and land tax assessments.
Assessors use a variety of GIS maps and tax equalization tools to determine valuations within their specific boundaries. The assessor determines which properties are exempt from property taxes and ensures that taxpayers aren't overburdened, as well as ensuring that properties aren't undervalued or overvalued. Assessors may provide valuable information for related property searches.