Tax Assessor / Collector

Welcome to the Leake County Tax Assessor/Collector web page.  Here you will find information about our office and descriptions of our duties, plus our office address, telephone numbers, and email address.  Please feel free to contact us if we can be of service to you.

Leake County Tax Assessor/Collector
Kim Withers
101 Court Square Suite 123
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone 601.267.3021
Fax 601.267.6131

 

Employees:

Deputy Assessor’s
            Jenna Lepard    taxa@co.leake.ms.us
            Tina Ingram      taxa2@co.leake.ms.us

Deputy Collector's
            Cynthia Fortune
            Heather Cook
            Wendy Shuler
            Vickie Alford
            Dia'Shana Jones

Bookkeeper
            Tammy Jones   taxc@co.leake.ms.us

 

YOU MAY NOW PAY YOUR TAXES (REAL/PERSONAL PROPERTY/MOBILE HOME) & RENEW YOUR CAR TAG ONLINE!!

CLICK HERE TO PAY

  • CREDIT CARDS: VISA ~ MASTERCARD ~ DISCOVER
    • 2.5% of transaction or minimum $ 3.95 convenience fee
  • DEBIT CARDS:  VISA ~ MASTERCARD
    • $ 3.95 convenience fee

**If you owe a SOLID WASTE bill, your tag renewal will not be processed until your bill is current.**

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Click the links below for forms and other helpful information:

MOTOR VEHICLES:

TITLES:

PERSONAL PROPERTY:

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:

BOAT REGISTRATIONS:  (Any questions call MS Dept of Wildlife at 1-800-546-4868)

  • Boat Registration Form  
     
  • Online Boat Registration Form                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Tax Assessor is required to annually locate, class and assess all taxable property within the County, and is responsible for setting fair, uniform and accurate values for each parcel of real and personal property. The Tax Assessor is also charged by the Board of Supervisors to maintain current ownership maps of the county. In addition to these appraisal duties, we work daily with local and national agencies to promote the economic well being of the County and its citizens.

The Assessor lists and places a value on all real estate within the county and also on personal property (which includes such things as machinery, office equipment, and similar items). Maps, records, and other documents are kept to help establish the value of such property. The Assessor presents these tax rolls to the Board of Supervisors for approval. He or she also helps homeowners file for homestead exemption, which allows some of the homeowner's property to be exempt from property (ad valorem) taxes.

The office of the Tax Collector is established by Article 5, Section 135 of the Mississippi Constitution. This position is elected for a four-year term by the county at large.  The Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes on real property, personal property, manufactured homes, automobiles, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers and airplanes. 

Use tax is collected on items brought to the State of Mississippi by residents for first use, storage or consumption. Sales Tax is collected on casual sales of motor vehicles between individuals.

The Tax Collector must advertise and hold a tax sale once a year for any unpaid taxes on real estate or any special assessments. Accurate records must be kept at all times, since this office is involved in the collection of taxes that help fund a variety of government services.