Hancock County, Mississippi - Assessor's Office
The Hancock County Assessor is responsible for appraising real estate and assessing a property tax on properties located in Hancock County, Mississippi. You can contact the Hancock County Assessor for:
- Checking the Hancock County property tax due date
- Reporting upgrades or improvements
- Appealing your property tax appraisal
- Your property tax bill
- Paying your property tax
- Information on your property's tax assessment
The Hancock County Assessor's Office is located in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. Bay Saint Louis is the county seat of Hancock County, where most local government offices are located. The assessor's office is located in the same building as the Hancock County government, at 3068 Longfellow.
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Hancock County Assessor's Office Services
There are three major roles involved in administering property taxes - Tax Assessor, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector. Note that in some counties, one or more of these roles may be held by the same individual or office. For example, the Hancock County Tax Assessor may also serve as the Hancock County Tax Appraiser.
- The Hancock County Tax Assessor is responsible for setting property tax rates and collecting owed property tax on real estate located in Hancock County.
- The Hancock County Property Appraiser is responsible for determining the taxable value of each piece of real estate, which the Tax Assessor will use to determine the owed property tax.
- The Hancock County Tax Collector is responsible for collecting property tax from property owners. They issue yearly tax bills to all property owners in Hancock County, and work with the sheriff's office to foreclose on properties with delinquent taxes.
When contacting Hancock County about your property taxes, make sure that you are contacting the correct office. You can call the Hancock County Tax Assessor's Office for assistance at 228-467-0130. Remember to have your property's Tax ID Number or Parcel Number available when you call!
Please call the assessor's office in Bay Saint Louis before you send documents or if you need to schedule a meeting. If you have general questions, you can call the Hancock County government at 228-467-0172.