This year’s Tallahatchie County land tax sale will be conducted entirely online, Tax Assessor and Collector Dorothy Martin has announced.
The live-bid auction will kick off Monday, Aug. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time, and will continue every day thereafter, as needed, until all parcels have been offered for sale.
The auction will be hosted on the internet at http://govease.com/auctions.
Martin said user orientation will be provided via daily webinar training sessions at http://govease.com/help. She said the training will help to educate participants of the auction about the “many new features” of the online tax sale process.
Free online registration for the auction will open July 30, and registrants must arrange payment and verify registration with the county tax assessor’s office before bidding.
Any bidders who have difficulties may contact GovEase LLC by phone at 769-208-5050 or by email to email@example.com.
Pre-bidding will get underway on Aug. 29, and live online bidding will start the next day.
Payments for successful bidders should be mailed to Martin’s Charleston and Sumner offices at the following addresses:
» P.O. Box 305, Charleston, MS 38921-0305
» P.O. Box 87, Sumner, MS 38957-0087
For more information, call Martin’s Charleston office at 647-8922 or her Sumner office at 375-8386.
Tallahatchie County is one of more than 60 counties and several municipalities, including Grenada and Oxford in this area, that will be conducting live online tax sale auctions this year via GovEase LLC, a Mississippi-based company.
In the past, county tax sales have been held in front of the courthouses in Charleston (First Judicial District) and Sumner (Second Judicial District).
An increasing number of counties and municipalities have been taking their tax sales online in recent years, and the roll call of participating governments has only grown this year in response to the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editor's Note: This story has been revised to delete a sentence about in-house training. Due to COVID-19, the in-house training has been canceled.