When are delinquent taxes auctioned off at the Tax Sale?

If your property taxes are unpaid by the Friday before the last Monday in August, then the unpaid taxes on real property are auctioned off to the highest bidder at the tax sale. If no bids are received, then the property is sent to the Mississippi Secretary of State for future sale. It then becomes the duty of the Chancery Clerk to collect all delinquent years' taxes before the current year's taxes can be paid in the Tax office. All delinquent taxes must be paid in full in the Chancery Clerk's office. We cannot accept installments. We accept cash, debit/credit card payments, money orders and certified bank checks payable to Pearl River County Chancery Clerk. No personal checks are accepted in the redemption of back taxes.

Individuals have two years from the date of the tax sale to redeem their property. If not redeemed before the two-year time period, the property matures to the individual who purchased it at the tax sale, or to the State of Mississippi if no one purchased the property at the tax sale.

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1. What are Land Records?
2. Are Land Records open to the public?
3. How do I obtain copies?
4. How do I record a land document?
5. What requirements must be met to record a document?
6. What are the various recording fees?
7. What does the Clerk's Office accept in payment for recordings?
8. What if a check for recording fees is not correct?
9. When is my document recorded?
10. Will my original land record be returned to me?
11. Does the Clerk's office have blank forms for land records related to documents?
12. Does the Clerk's Office accept eRecordings?
13. What happens now that my mortgage or lien is satisfied?
14. How can I find a lien that may be filed against my real property?
15. What is a Transfer on Death Deed (TODD)?
16. Should I file a death certificate after a spouse or joint property owner has died?
17. What must I do before purchasing real property?
18. When do I apply for homestead exemption?
19. When do I pay my current property taxes?
20. When are delinquent taxes auctioned off at the Tax Sale?
21. How do I purchase tax sale real property forfeited to the State?
22. When is the Tax Sale Conducted?
23. How can I pay my delinquent taxes?
24. How can I find foreclosure notice of sale postings?
25. Does the chancery Clerk's Office offer notarial services?