eNews Update: Madison County Supervisor Newsletter
Article: 2009 Tax Sale and Unredeemed 2006 Taxes
Aug 1, 2009
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Estimate your Property Tax
Ad Valorem Tax
Transparent, Open and Acountable Government
Unredeemed 2006 Taxes (2007 Tax Sale)

More property tax info:

A couple of weeks ago the Madison County Chancery Clerk published a list of Unredeemed 2006 Taxes in the Madison County Herald. These parcels were sold at the 2007 Tax Sale and are still unredeemed, i.e., the 2006 taxes have not been paid by the owner.

Unredeemed parcels for 2006 taxes (2007 tax sale) must be redeemed by August 27,2009, or a tax sale/lien title may be issued to the person who bought the property at the tax sale in August 2007. Click here to go to the Madison County web site where listings can be downloaded.

If you have questions, or need to pay 2006 taxes, please contact Madison County Deputy Chancery Clerk Kamesha Mumford, (601) 855-5522.

Additional information on land records, court filings, etc., may be seen at the Madison County Chancery Clerk web site.
2009 TAX SALE:
The Tax Collector must advertise and hold a tax sale once a year for any unpaid taxes on real estate or any special assessments. Traditionally, the tax sale in Madison County is held on the last Monday of August each year, August 31, 2009. A comma separated variable (CSV) file can be downloaded at the Tax Collectors web site

Also, I've converted the csv parcel listing to an Excel spreadsheet (xls) file format which can be download by clicking here. This file can be searched by owner name, subdivision name, etc.

In addition to individuals and businesses, there are some subdivisions with unpaid taxes on green space, etc. So, please check carefully and avoid extra fees, interest, etc.  Remember that tax notices are sent to the owner as of Jan 1, 2008; so, it someone bought a property in 2008 the tax bills may have been mailed and forwarded to the previous owner.

Click here for the Madison County Tax Collector
(601) 859-5226
To estimate your real property taxes:

Click here for information and links to the REAL PROPERTY TAX ESTIMATE. The instructions and links provide an estimate only.
This tool also shows the impact and importance of Homestead Exemption.

Click here to see MILLAGE RATES which apply for Madison County property owners.
Ad Valorem Tax

For purposes of assessment for ad valorem taxes, taxable property is divided into five (5) classes and is assessed at a percentage of its true value as follows:
Tax Rate

Class I  Single-family owner-occupied, residential real property 
TAX RATE =10% 

Class II  All other real property, except real property in Class I or Class IV 
TAX RATE =15% 

Class III  Personal property, except motor vehicles and Class IV property
TAX RATE =15% 

Class IV  Public service property assessed by the state or county except railroad and airline property
TAX RATE =30% 

Class V  Motor vehicles 
TAX RATE =30% 

In arriving at the true value of real property, the appraised value is to be made according to current use of property regardless of location. Laws provide a special mode of valuation and assessment for public service and railroad property not situated wholly in one county. All such property is assessed in proportion to its value according to its class, and no county or tax authority, is denied the right to levy county or other taxes upon such assessment as in other cases of property situated and assessed in the county. For the assessment of motor vehicles, laws provide a special mode of valuation, fixing the taxable year, date of tax lien, and method and date of assessing and collecting taxes.

(A mill is also one-thousandth of a dollar.) To calculate the property tax, the authority will multiply the assessed value of the property by the mill rate and then divide by 1,000. For example, a property with an assessed value of US$ 500,000 located in a municipality with a mill rate of 20 mills would have a property tax bill of US$ 10,000.00 per year.

One "mill" represents one dollar of tax on every thousand dollars of taxable property value.

Actually, the product is the tax on each dollar of taxable value. To determine the tax rate on every $1,000 of taxable value, multiply by 1,000 or just move the decimal point to the right three spaces.
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Warm regards,
D.I. Smith
Proud to Serve the Citizens of Madison County!
Supervisor, District 3
Madison County