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Hancock County Tax-Forfeited Land Auction Kicked Off Wednesday


HANCOCK COUNTY – Wednesday marked the beginning of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office’s tax-forfeited online land auction in Hancock County. Mississippians have the opportunity to bid on 325 parcels valued at an estimated $3.3 million.

The bidding process opened at 8 a.m. today, May 5, 2021, and all bids must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021Interested parties must register online at before placing a bid. 

Click here for registration information.

Bids may only be submitted through the Secretary of State’s online auction portal. The portal grants access to property details, such as market value and parcel locations.

Click here to access the online auction portal.

Once bids are placed, successful bidders will be notified as soon as possible via e-mail. Payment of the bid amount must be made within 5 to 7 business days of the e-mail notification.

Buyers are also permitted to pay a “Buy It Now” price on any parcel, which allows them to purchase a property immediately instead of waiting until the end of the auction. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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