Sunday, August 24, 2008


The Madison Count Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget and on a proposed ad valorem tax revenue increase for fiscal year 2009 on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the board room of the Madison County Office Complex at 125 W. North Street. Canton, Mississippi.

The Madison County Board of Supervisors is now operating with a projected total budget revenue of $59,075,686. (Forty-five percent) or $26,638,883, of such revenue is obtained through ad valorem taxes. For next fiscal year, the proposed budget has total projected revenue of $69,798,446. Of that amount, 45 percent or $31,556,839, is proposed to be financed through a total ad valorem tax levy.

For next fiscal year, the Madison County Board of Supervisors plans to increase your ad valorem tax millage rate by 3.33 mills from 32.30 mills to 35.63 mills. This increase means that you will pay more in ad valorem taxes on your home, automobile tag, utilities, business fixtures and equipment and rental real property.

Any citizen of Madison County is invited to attend this public hearing on the proposed ad valorem tax increase, and will be allowed to speak for a reasonable amount of time and offer tangible evidence before any vote is taken.

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Board of Supervisors
D.I. Smith
John Bell Crosby 601.874.5618
Tim Johnson 601.955.6672
D.I. Smith 601.707.8845
Karl Banks 601.832.2962
Paul Griffin 601.937.2842

County Administrator Donnie Caughman
P.O. Box 608
Canton, MS 39046

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Unredeemed 2006 Madison County Tax Sale Parcels (as of July 1, 2008)

Click for a list of properties sold at the 2006 Madison County tax sale which have not been redeemed as of July 1, 2008.

Extract of Clarion Ledger article,

Madison Co. aims to recover overdue taxes

Sunday, August 10, 2008:

In addition to this year's tax sale proceedings, property owners also must pay their outstanding 2005 taxes before Aug. 28 or tax sale deeds can be issued to investors who purchased properties at the tax sales two years ago.

As of this week, about 332 of Madison County's properties that were sold during the 2006 tax sale have not been redeemed, Johnston said.

"There has been a ton of payments from July until now," he said. "We'll see a lot more leading up to the deadline."

Johnston said his office aims to whittle the number of parcels down to 100 before tax sale deeds are issued. About 89 did not pay by the deadline last year.

"We do everything in our power to get the taxes paid before people lose their land," he said.

Still, about two dozen people will turn at some point, saying they didn't know their property had gone through the tax sale process, he said.