Holmes County, Mississippi Tax Assessors' Office
1 Court Square
Lexington, Mississippi 39095
Where is the Holmes County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Holmes County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Holmes 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 Holmes 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 Holmes 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 Holmes County Assessor's Office at (662) 834 2865 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 Holmes County Facts:
The median home value in Holmes County is between $43,588.00 and $50,212.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Holmes County?
You can try contacting the Holmes 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 Holmes County is located in the County Courthouse in Lexington, which is located at P.O. Box 239. You can direct your general inquiries to Holmes County with the contact info listed below.
Holmes County Phone Number
Holmes County Fax Number
Holmes County County Courthouse Address
P.O. Box 239
Lexington, MS 39095-0239
Useful Holmes County Links:
- Holmes County Government Homepage
- Holmes County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map