Jackson County Tax-Forfeited Land Auction Kicks Off Today

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Gautier Mayor Casey Vaughan, Secretary Michael Watson, and Pascagoula Mayor Jay Willis hold a joint press conference at Pascagoula City Hall to kick off the Jackson County tax-forfeited land auction.

Today marks the beginning of the Secretary of State’s online tax-forfeited land auction in Jackson County.

Bidding opened at 8 a.m. for 321 parcels valued at an estimated $1.7 million. All bids must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

Interested parties must register online at sos.ms.gov before placing a bid, and bids may only be submitted through the Secretary of State’s online auction portal. The portal grants access to property details, such as market value and parcel locations.

Once bids are placed, successful bidders will be notified as soon as possible via e-mail. Payment of the bid amount must be made within 5 to 7 business days of the e-mail notification. Buyers are also permitted to pay a “Buy It Now” price on any parcel, which allows them to purchase a property immediately instead of waiting until the end of the auction.