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City, county sell 24 parcels of tax-forfeited property

PIKE COUNTY — A recent sale of tax-forfeited lands in McComb and Pike County generated approximately $37,706.

“Tax-forfeited lands lie dormant with the state and do not generate any money for our counties and our municipalities,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “The sale of these tax-forfeited lands not only generated $37,706, but will also generate tax revenue for our cities and counties in the future.”

As a direct result of a joint effort between McComb Mayor Whitney Rawlings, the Pike County Board of Supervisors and Hosemann to aggressively market tax-forfeited lands, the state of Mississippi was able to sell 24 tax-forfeited properties back to private ownership. Sixteen parcels were sold in the City of McComb for $17,355 and eight parcels were sold in the county for $20,351.

Currently, the Secretary of State’s Office holds over $66.2 million worth of property forfeited to the state for non-payment of ad valorem taxes. There is approximately $113,363 of tax-forfeited property located in Pike County.

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