Scott County, Mississippi Tax Assessors' Office
100 East First Street
Forest, Mississippi 39074
Where is the Scott County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Scott County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott County Assessor's Office at (601) 469 4051 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 Scott County Facts:
The median home value in Scott County is between $59,172.00 and $68,428.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Scott County?
You can try contacting the Scott 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 Scott County is located in the County Courthouse in Forest, which is located at P.O. Box 630. You can direct your general inquiries to Scott County with the contact info listed below.
Scott County Phone Number
Scott County Fax Number
Scott County County Courthouse Address
P.O. Box 630
Forest, MS 39074-0630
Useful Scott County Links:
- Scott County Search by name, address, or parcel number
- Scott County Government Homepage
- Scott County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool