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Gulfport, MS 39501

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Homestead Exemption

What is Homestead Exemption?
In 1938, the Mississippi Legislature enacted a law that would allow a property owner tax relief on his permanent (primary) residence. It is the responsibility of the applicant to take advantage of this privilege as this exemption is not granted automatically. An applicant must apply with the Tax Assessor and qualify for the exemption before it can be granted.

There are two (2) types of Homestead Exemptions:

The regular exemption is given to all eligible applicants. Applicants who are sixty-five (65) years old or older or who are totally disabled and can provide proof of such are eligible for the additional exemption.

How To Apply For Homestead Exemption
First time applicants who meet the above requirements should file with the Tax Assessor between January 1st and April 1st.
[Click here to download the pre-application form]

To apply you will need the following:

Note: In addition to the above requirements, those applying for the additional exemption must show proof of age or provide proof of disability, which ever is appropriate.


Must I Apply For Homestead Exemption Every Year?
It is not necessary to apply each year as long as there are no changes in the legal status of your home.

Common changes that will require you to file a new application are:

Filing your homestead exemption in a timely fashion is extremely important. It takes only a few minutes to file, and the ad valorem tax burden on your home will be reduced considerably. My staff is extremely knowledgeable in the homestead laws and is eager to assist you. Please read over the requirements carefully and do not hesitate to call if you have a question.

Tal Flurry
Tax Assessor - Harrison County

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