County tax roll objections must be filed before Aug. 1

by Sean Dunlap

The deadline for Franklin County taxpayers to review and file their objections to the real and personal property assessment rolls for 2022 is quickly approaching.

Chancery Clerk Jill Jordan Gilbert, who also serves as clerk of the Board of Supervisors, said local tax rolls have been equalized — as required by state law.

Annually, Franklin County Tax Assessor-Collector Talina King Matthews’ office works to provide supervisors with the value of all real and personal property for taxation purposes.

Real property includes all land and any improvements or appurtenances attached to the land.

Mississippi law provides for a special assessment calculations for public service, railroad and airline property.

Personal property includes furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment used in the operation of a business, as well as any inventory held by the business for sale.
“These rolls are now ready for public inspection and examination, and any objection to those findings should be made in writing and filed with my office on or before 9 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 1,” Gilbert said.

“Assessments to which there are no objections will be approved by the supervisors, and the board will fully consider any particular objection made based on those filings received from taxpayers prior to the deadline.”
Gilbert said supervisors will be in session to hear objections from day-to-day starting Monday, Aug. 1, which is also the first business meeting of the month for the panel, until all lawfully filed requests for review have been adjudicated.

For further information related to assessment rolls, contact Gilbert’s office by calling 601-384-2330 or visit during regular business hours on the first floor of the Franklin County Courthouse on Main Street in Meadville.