High prices at the Jackson County tax collector’s office


If you live in Jackson County, you may dread renewing your license plates due to the high price tag.

Queuing at the tax collector’s office is never fun, getting a new license plate and tag can get expensive, especially for residents of Jackson County who pay more for plates and tags than most. regions of our state. Jackson County resident Jason Broadhead said, “I don’t think you should pay $ 300 for an old tag.”

There’s a reason tags cost more in Jackson County than in other areas. Jackson County Tax Collector‘s Director Lee Armstrong said, “The whole of Harrison County has a higher value, which allows them to spread the tax burden more evenly across the county. In our riding, it’s not quite rated as high. There are no casinos, so we have to compensate with our mileage.

If you have a newer or more expensive car, you can expect to pay even more for your tags. “All vehicles are taxed on the basis of the price of their window sticker less their years until they reach the age of ten. At ten years, all vehicles are valued at $ 100, ”said Lee.

If you still have one of the old Mississippi license plates, you will need to get a new state-issued license plate within this year. “Special plaques like school plaques, wildlife plaques, and removed plaques don’t need to be replaced, only the ones with the guitar on them,” Lee said.

When the time comes for you to replace your license plate, you will switch from the plate with the guitar in the middle to the new one with the state seal. “If you don’t replace it and our new computer system should detect it, but if you don’t for some reason, if you drive with the wrong plate, you may be ticketed.”


Esther L. Steinbach

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