Forrest County, Mississippi Tax Assessors' Office
601 North Main Street
Forrest County Tax Services Building
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39403
Where is the Forrest County Tax Assessor's Office?
While many counties have county-wide tax assessors, Forrest County has one cities and towns with their own local tax assessors. If your property is located within any of these localities, see that page for your tax assessor's contact information.
What can the Forrest County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Forrest County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Forrest County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Forrest County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Forrest County Assessor's Office at (601) 545 6130 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Forrest County Facts:
The median home value in Forrest County is between $104,885.00 and $115,915.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Forrest County?
You can try contacting the Forrest County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Forrest County is located in the County Courthouse in Hattiesburg, which is located at P.O. Box 1310. You can direct your general inquiries to Forrest County with the contact info listed below.
Forrest County Phone Number
Forrest County Fax Number
Forrest County County Courthouse Address
P.O. Box 1310
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1310
Useful Forrest County Links:
- Forrest County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Forrest County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Parcel Search & GIS Map