Bid in a County Tax Sale

Tax sales are held online at www.govease.com.  They take place on the last Monday of August, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily until all parcels are auctioned.

Individuals must register online prior to being approved to bid. There is no fee to register, however bidders must be able to provide their Social Security Number or Tax ID Number and a W-9 form. Bidders must provide a signed, blank check made payable to the Tax Collector along with a maximum bidding amount. Your check total will be entered and deposited at the end of the auction.

State law requires property to be sold to the highest and best bidder for check, cashier’s check or money order. If these payment requirements are not met, you will not be approved to bid.

By law, excess bids or overbids must be settled to the County general fund. The amount you have to pay upon redemption of the property you purchased will be the original starting amount plus interest.

All auction items are advertised in The Oxford Eagle. The list may be purchased on the 2nd and 3rd Friday of August from the newspaper. You may also purchase the list from Delta Computer Systems, Inc.

If the owner of the property does not redeem the taxes within three years after the purchase date, the purchaser can acquire the property by a tax deed.

Land forfeited to the State may be purchased by filling out an application obtained by contacting Public Lands Division at (601) 359-6373 or toll free within Mississippi at 1-866-TFLANDS.