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The governing authorities of any municipality in this state are hereby authorized, in their discretion, to have the lands in the municipality (whether platted in lots and blocks or otherwise described) appraised, surveyed, the area determined, and the land and any buildings, structures or improvements thereon valued for the purpose of assessment and taxation. Such survey and appraisal may be made by the assessor or by a competent person, or persons, to be selected by the governing authorities, and the cost thereof paid from the general fund. When such survey and appraisal are made, a permanent record thereof shall be prepared and preserved as a public record by the clerk. The assessor, any member of the governing authorities, or any state official performing duties with reference to the assessment of property shall have access to such records at all reasonable hours.
The governing authorities may have prepared cards, maps, plats and such other records as may be considered proper and necessary to keep a record of all land and the elements of value thereof, in the municipality, and to revise and correct the same from time to time in order that such appraisal, and the other information, may be current.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 21. Municipalities § 21-33-81. Surveys, appraisals and records generally - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-21-municipalities/ms-code-sect-21-33-81/
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