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Frequently Asked Questions

This page is devoted to answering some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you do not find the answer to your question, please email us.
I just purchased this property. Why do I owe back taxes?
Taxes are a lien against the real estate and remains with the property, not the specific owner of that property. When the ownership changes, the new owner is liable for any unpaid real estate property taxes due.

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1. When will I receive my tax bill?
2. When are my taxes due?
3. What if I do not receive a bill?
4. I just purchased this property. Why do I owe back taxes?
5. Why do I owe the entire bill even though I only lived in the house for a few months?
6. Why wasn’t my real estate bill sent to my mortgage company?
7. What about my escrow account?
8. What relief is there for senior citizens?
9. What relief is there for senior citizens in Jackson County?
10. Why do owners of commercial real property have a "Commercial Surcharge" on their tax bills?