Revenue Commissioner provides commission with update on unpaid property taxes

Published 9:15 am Thursday, February 29, 2024

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The Covington County Commission heard from Revenue Commissioner Chuck Patterson about overdue property taxes and approved five additional items at a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

According to Patterson, the county has approximately $582,000 of unpaid real (home and land) property taxes.

“We are working on collecting the remaining property taxes. We will send out a notice on March 1 for those on the unpaid list and let that be a reminder to them we still need them to pay,” Patterson said.

The 2023 Covington County tax lien sale will be accessible online for the first time this year. Sale list advertising and registration will begin on April 22 at

In other business:

  • The commission approved bidding for the purchase of a used minivan to be used in the Sheriff Department’s narcotics unit.
  • The commission approved sending two officers to Arkansas for the pickup of recently purchased equipment. Commission policy states that any out-of-state travel by County officials or employees must be approved by the commission at an open meeting.
  • The commission unanimously approved a start date of March 1 for the county’s travel per Diem policy.
  • The commission unanimously approved to adopt a resolution for the expenditure of three projects to be paid for with American Rescue Plan Act funds. Those projects include renovations to the county’s administration building, preliminary designs on an addition to the jail, and preliminary designs on the county engineer’s administrative building.
  • The commission approved $2,500 to Opp City Schools toward travel expenses for cheerleaders attending a national competition in Orlando, Florida. Chairman Greg White gave $2,000, and Dist. 1 Commissioner Kenneth Northey gave $500. The full amount will be provided to OCS through White and Northey’s discretionary funds.

The next meeting of the Covington County Commission will be held Tuesday, March 12, at 9 a.m., at the Covington County Administration Building. The public is invited to attend.