County land sale for delinquent taxes will again be conducted online
The county land sale will be conducted online again this year, says tax assessor/collector Peggy Hilburn.
“We will hold the county’s 2021 land sale online beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, and ending at 4:30 p.m. or until all parcels are sold,” Hilburn said.
The online sales method is popular with buyers, Hilburn said, as well as being more convenient for everyone involved.
“Participants can go to http://govease.com/auctions. Daily webinar training sessions are hosted at httpl://govease.com/help for those who have not taken part in the online sale previously, or need a refresher course,” Hilburn said. “You will also need to register online prior to the auction at govease.com. Just go online and follow the directions because you have to be registered in order to take part in the land sale.”
Hilburn said last year’s online sale proved to be popular with buyers.
“Of course, last year was our first online sale, and it happened to coincide with the pandemic, so we would have had a problem trying to conduct the sale if it had not been available online. Of course, now, the online sale is the rule, and while some COVID outbreaks are occurring, they won’t affect the land sale.
“People are finding it more and more convenient to conduct government business online and the land sale is no exception. People used to crowd the hallway to the courthouse the day of the land sale, and that made it difficult for other people who had business in other courthouse offices. The online sale by far is more convenient and efficient for all involved.
“If you have any question regarding your taxes or the land sale, please call the office at 601-876-4932 Ext. 8. My staff and I are always glad to help you anyway we can,” she said.
‘Incidentally, we’re able to process payments online, too. Whether you’re paying land taxes, mobile home taxes, auto tags, you can go to the Walthall County website to do so.
Access the county’s webpage by going to https://www.co.walthall.ms.us. That will take you to the home page. In the middle of the page is an outline of the county with a line that says, “Walthall County…a secret treasure.” Right below that line, on the left side of the page a green box is labeled, “Making online payments.” Clicking the box will take you to the Walthall Tax Assessor/Collector page with an explanation that the links provided are to assist users in paying bills online. Make your choice of payment areas by clicking the proper box: property tax, mobile home tax, motor vehicle tax or personal property tax, and following the accompanying instructions to complete your online payment.
Hilburn reminds county landowners that all taxes must be paid with cash, money order, debit or credit card.
Delinquent land taxes that were not paid by last Friday (July 30) by the 5 p.m. office closing time, will be published in the Thursday, Aug 19 edition of The Tylertown Times.
Land taxes not paid by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the tax assessor/collector’s office will be printed in the delinquent list on Aug. 19. And finally, landowners who fail to pay their delinquent taxes by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, will have their property listed for sale during the online land sale beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30.