How To File Homestead Exemption in Pearl River County, Ms
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HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION INFORMATION

If you already have homestead exemption and if there were no changes in ownership of your property between January 1st of last year and January 1st of this year you will NOT need to re-apply for homestead exemption. However, if you have purchased a new home after January 1st  that is your primary residence or if you have had any changes listed below then you will need to go to the Tax Assessor’s office in Poplarville at between January 1st and April 1st to re-file for homestead exemption and see if you qualify.

LOCATION: Pearl River County Tax Collectors Office  406 s. Main St. Poplarville, Ms 39470 (601) 403-2224

HOURS: Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM

REASONS TO REFILE:

  1. Change in marital status such as marriage, divorce or death of a spouse.
  2. Buying a house, adding a new parcel, building a new house or buying a mobile home.
  3. Selling or giving part of your property to someone including friends, relatives or neighbors.
  4. Turning 65 years of age on or before January 1st (bring proof of age).
  5. Becoming disabled on or before January 1st (bring proof of disability).
  6. Change in type of ownership (life estate, etc.)

HOW TO FILE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:

Deadline for filing homestead exemption is April 1st -absolutely no exceptions!

You will need to bring the following Information:

  1. Chancery clerk recorded copy of warranty deed (deed book and page must be shown).  If you don’t have one you can get a copy at the Chancery Clerk’s Office at the Pearl River County Court House at 200 S. Main St. in Poplarville.
  2. Husband and wife’s (if applicable) social security numbers.
  3. Purchase price and down payment of land, house and/or mobile home.
  4. License plate numbers on all motor vehicles owned by you or in your possession. These must be Mississippi license plates.
  5. If over 65 on or before January 1st, bring proof of age (driver’s license, birth certificate, voter’s registration, school record, bible record etc).
  6. If 100% social security disabled, bring original award letter or TPQV or BPQY letter from the social security office. In order for you to apply for disability homestead, we must have a copy of one of these letters. We can NOT use the letter that states the dollar amount of disability you or your spouse receives.
  7. If you are certified 100% service connected disabled by the veteran’s administration, bring letter from veteran’s affairs office.

 If you do not have all of the information listed above, please do not ask to make an application for homestead exemption. This information is required by the state of Mississippi and is used in determining your eligibility. No application will be accepted unless they are complete. Any information requested by this office, not given, will be considered denied and may result in loss of exemption. It is your responsibility to provide the information to this office. Applications will be taken Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm beginning the first business day after January 1st and end on April 1st or the last business day before April 1st.