WEST POINT, MS
Clay County's next delinquent property tax sale will be done online.
Clay supervisors Monday approved a contract with GovEase to hold the sale this August. The county has been discussing the idea for a couple of months and agreed after being satisfied that local buyers would easily be able to participate.
GovEase started online tax sales in the state with two counties in 2016 and grew to 19 counties, including Lowndes and Chickasaw, last year. It expects to have as many as 50 counties this year.
Clay Tax Assessor Paige Lamkin has pushed the online sale as a way to improve efficiency and increase competitive bidding while not cutting out local bidders who have taken part in tax sales for years.