Total assessed valuation in DeSoto County for 2022 rose by more than $141 million, or 6.08 percent, according to Tax Assessor Jeff Fitch.
During Tuesday morning’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Fitch provided the preliminary tax roll for 2022 to the board. Fitch said the total assessed value in 2022 was $2,468,462,486, compared to $2,326,935,329 in 2021. That is an increase of $141,527,157.
All property, real and personal, is appraised at true value and assessed at a percentage of that true value according to its type and use. While the millage rate has remained the same, individual property owners who made improvements to their property in the past year may see an increase in property value, thus a higher tax bill, although the millage has stayed the same.
Property owners can view the 2022 Preliminary Tax Rolls on the county website at www.desotocountyms.gov/96/Assessors-Office.
Taxpayers can appeal to the Tax Assessor’s Office until 5pm Friday, July 29. If negotiation is not made, the taxpayer can request to be on the agenda to appear before the Board of Supervisors on Monday, August 1, 2022.
According to Miss. Code Ann. 73-34-3, to render value in a Board of Supervisors meeting you must be either the actual property landowner or a Mississippi licensed appraiser.
The county also announced Thursday the next Board of Supervisors meeting will not be held on July 18, to allow board members to attend a conference. The second regular meeting of the month will, instead, be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 28 in the boardroom at the County Administration Building.
Board meetings are normally held the first and third Mondays of the month at 9 a.m., unless the meeting falls on a Monday holiday. In that case, the meeting is moved to the next day Tuesday.
Supervisors will return to a normal schedule in August when the meeting of that month is held Aug. 1 at 9 a.m.