Tax Assessor

jefferson county ms tax assessorSamantha Franklin-Jackson, MAE
Tax Assessor

1483 Main Street
P. O. Box 357
Fayette, MS 39069
Telephone: 601-786-3781
Fax: 601-786-3262

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Welcome to the Jefferson County Tax Assessor web page.  Here you will find information about our office and descriptions of our duties, plus our office address, telephone numbers, and email address.  Please feel free to contact us if we can be of service to you.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Tax Assessor is required to annually locate, class and assess all taxable property within the County, and is responsible for setting fair, uniform and accurate values for each parcel of real and personal property. The Tax Assessor is also charged by the Board of Supervisors to maintain current ownership maps of the county. In addition to these appraisal duties, we work daily with local and national agencies to promote the economic well being of the County and its citizens.

The Assessor lists and places a value on all real estate within the county and also on personal property (which includes such things as machinery, office equipment, and similar items). Maps, records, and other documents are kept to help establish the value of such property. The Assessor presents these tax rolls to the Board of Supervisors for approval. He or she also helps homeowners file for homestead exemption, which allows some of the homeowner's property to be exempt from property (ad valorem) taxes.

The Jefferson County Tax Assessor/Collector's office Automated Phone System (IVR) gives citizens another payment option that can be used from home or on the road. The IVR number, 866-558-0478 can be used to pay your taxes and purchase your auto license plates.

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