Tax Ferret Law and Legal Definition

Tax ferret is a public employee of a taxing body, usually a county, directed to ascertain property or other source of taxation omitted from assessment or levy and place it upon the rolls for assessment, levy, and the collection of taxes thereon. The tax ferret is usually employed by county commissioners under a written contract to do work for the county. [Ingram v. Chappell, 127 Okla. 135, 137 (Okla. 1927)]

A tax ferret is also known as a tax bounty hunter.