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County Officials

Tax Assessor Topics:

Benny Goff, Tax Assessor
Luther B. "Benny" Goff, Jr.
Tax Assessor


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568

Physical Locations:

Pascagoula (Main) Office
2915 Canty Street
(South Wing)
Pascagoula, MS

West Jackson County
Tax and Health Building
6912 N. Washington Ave
Ocean Springs, MS 



Fax: 228.769.3005

Personal Property:
Fax: 228.762.3380 

Fax: 228.769.3133

Fax: 228.769.3005

West Jackson County Office:
(Homestead & General Questions)
Phone: 228.875.3367
Fax: 228.875.3445

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm (Pascagoula)
8 am - 4:50 pm (West JC)

Tax Assessor


The Jackson County Assessor’s Office is made up of several departments including the:

  • Real Property Appraisal Department
  • Personal Property (Business) Department
  • Homestead Department, and
  • Mapping Department

These departments work together to appraise real and personal property within Jackson County, administer homestead applications, and generate property maps. All property values and exemptions are administered as of an effective lien date of January 1 each year.

One common misconception is that the Assessor determines the county budget and tax rates. This is not the case. The Board of Supervisors, City Councils, and school boards set the budgets for their respective jurisdiction and set the tax rates to generate the needed revenue.

The offices of Tax Assessor was established by the Mississippi Constitution (Article 5, Section 135). The office is elected for four year terms by the county at large. Jackson County is one of 17 counties in Mississippi with separate tax assessors and collectors offices because the county's total assessed value is above $65M.

Click here for more information about the background of the Tax Assessor Office

Important Dates and Deadlines to Remember

January 1
Effective date of appraisal

January 31
Deadline to pay property taxes

April 1
Homestead exemption filing deadline

April 1
Rendition filing deadline

April 1
Builder Affidavit deadline 

July - First Monday
Property Roll turned over to Board of Supervisors

July - Last 2 weeks
Roll open to public inspection and
Deadline for value appeal filing (Use Property Valuation Notice of Protest form below)

Tax Assessor Forms to Download

The following forms will open in PDF format 

Builders Affidavit (Deadline April 1)

Jackson County Land (Ag) Use Application

Land (Ag) Use Value Calculations

Personal Property Rendition Form

Property Valuation Notice of Protest: (only available the last 2 weeks of July) 

Tax Exemption Policies:

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Policy forms 
(for more information - contact Jackson County Economic Development Foundation

 Includes the forms below
        • Tax Exemption Application
        • Form Agreement with County
        • Tax Exemption Policy
        • Evaluation Guidelines (Technical documentation, worksheets and examples)
        • Employment Multipliers ( US Dept of Commerce)
        • Exhibits A and B
Commercial Municipality Tax Exemption Policy  Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Jackson County, MS Approving Exemption from Certain County Ad Valorem Taxes in Accordance with 17-21-7 MS Code Annotated