1009 Cherry Street
Post Office Box 351
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183-2539
Office: (601) 636-4415
Fax: (601) 630-8185
I will smile as I serve the public
and attempt to make each day a little brighter for someone"
The Chancery Clerk's department consists of 7 full time employees and various part time employees, plus 2 employees in the accounting department. Each of these employees may be reached by calling (601) 636-4415.
Be sure a title search is done before any money is exchanged. A
search of records in the Chancery Clerk's Office will determine any
outstanding mortgages, taxes or other liens and whether or not the seller
has legal title to the property. Any attorney or title company can do a
title search and prepare your deed. It is illegal for the Chancery Clerk's
Office to search these records or prepare your deed.
If you purchase and occupy property before January 1st, you are
eligible to apply for Homestead Exemption in the Tax Assessor's office -
filing period January 1st, through April 1st. Filing for Homestead Exemption
reduces your taxes tremendously. If you are eligible, please be sure and
take advantage of this savings.
If your property taxes are not paid by the last Monday in August,
then it is auctioned off to the highest bidder which is called a Tax Sale,
or if no one bids then it is stricken off to the State. It then becomes the
duty of The Chancery Clerk to collect all delinquent years taxes before the
current year can be paid. (No installments on delinquent taxes - cash or
money order - NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 1ST.)
An individual has two years from the date of this sale to redeem
their property. If it is not redeemed before that two years is up, then it
matures to the State or if an individual purchased it at the Tax Sale, that
individual is given a Tax Deed. Which means you no longer own your property.
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