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$1.00 per $1,000 construction cost with minimum of $5.00 - purchased at City Hall

Privilege License

All business located within the city must obtain a Privilege License to operate within the City. Application must be made at City Hall. Rates are based on the number of full-time employees and/or inventory.

Property Taxes

Payable at City Hall, due annually by February 1

Property delinquent tax lists are published twice during August. Delinquent tax land sale is the last Monday in August.


Mandatory tax on transient vendors doing business within the municipality
License fee is $250.00, which is good for 90 days.
Renewal license fee is $25.00, which is good for an additional 90 days.
Vendor information to be posted:
         Sales tax number; transient vendor license number

  • 120 East Madison St.
    P.O. Box 548
    Houston, MS 38851
  • Phone:  662.456.2328
    Fax:      662.456.9535