Visit the Tax Assessor’s office between January 2 and April 1.
Where do I get a car tag/license plate?
Car and truck tags are issued by the Tax Collector. You have 7 working days from the date of purchase to register your vehicle. New residents moving from another state have 30 days to obtain a new plate. It is helpful to bring your automobile registration and/or title. New residents from another county in Mississippi can wait until their next renewal to change plates. Tags are usually valid for a period of one year from the date they are issued.
When I sell my car, do I keep the tag?
Yes. You may also be eligible for a credit against future taxes. If the tag has not expired, take the tag and your original receipt to the Tax Collector for a credit voucher.
Do I need a license or a permit to open a business?
Yes. If the business is located inside the city limits, a license will be issued by the city. If the business is outside of the city limits and inside the county, the County Tax Collector will issue your license.
How do I register to vote?
The minimum voting age is 18, however, you may register to vote in a primary election if you will turn 18 before the general election. You must register at least 30 days prior to any election to be entitled to vote in that election. In order to register, visit the Circuit Clerk’s office. It is helpful to know your 911 address and social security number.
How do I vote absentee?
You can request a ballot up to 45 days in advance through the mail, or you can visit the Circuit Clerk’s office.
How do I obtain a marriage license?
The Circuit Clerk’s office issues marriage licenses. You must bring a blood test receipt dated within the last 30 days, a picture id, and if you are under 21, you must obtain your parent’s signature on the registration form.
How do I obtain a passport?
Visit travel.state.gov for detailed information regarding applying for a passport and international travel. Where you apply for a passport depends on when you need your U.S. passport. Go to the Where to Apply page at travel.state.gov to determine where to apply based on when the passport is needed.
How do I obtain a 911 address?
911 addresses are assigned through the Chancery Clerk’s office. It is helpful to know your street’s name and your nearest neighbors.
Where do I file a land deed?
Land deeds are filed in the Chancery Clerk’s office.