HOW DO I FIND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’BOARD MEETING MINUTES?

Supervisors’ Board Meeting Minute Books are recorded in the Chancery Clerk’s Office, 111 W Pine Ave, Mendenhall, MS  39114.

CAR TAGS:

How do I renew my car tag?

Contact the Tax Collector’s Office. Tags may be purchased with Cash, Check, Money Order, Debit Card or Credit Cards.

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:
Charles Baldwin
P.O. Box 459
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744

cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

HOW DO I FIND COST OF MY CAR TAG?

Contact the Tax Collector’s Office with your automobile’s information. Tags may be purchased with Cash, Check, Money Order, Debit Card or Credit Cards.

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:

Charles Baldwin
P.O. Box 459
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744

cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

COURTS

How do I ask questions about Jury Duty?

Call the Circuit Clerk’s Office:

CIRCUIT CLERK:

Steve Womack
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-2474
FAX: 601-847-4011

swomack@co.simpson.ms.us

How do I pay a traffic citation?

Contact the Justice Court to find the proper amount you owe.

Mail in your money order or cashier’s check, along with a copy of your citation, to:

JUSTICE COURT CLERK

Kim Jackson
1498 Simpson Hwy. 149
Mendenhall, MS 39114
601-847-5848
FAX: 601-847-5856

kjackson@co.simpson.ms.us

In addition, debit cards and credit cards are accepted.  You may also pay online at www.simpsoncotix.com or by calling 1-877-793-7925.

What if my license is suspended?

JUSTICE COURT CLERK

Kim Jackson
1498 Simpson Hwy. 149
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-5848
FAX: 601-847-5856

kjackson@co.simpson.ms.us

Please include a self- addressed stamped envelope so that the court may mail you the necessary documentation you must present to your licensing state for reinstatement of your driving privileges.

How do I find out about a court date or request a hearing on a traffic citation or criminal charge?

Contact the Justice Court to establish a hearing date.

JUSTICE COURT CLERK

Kim Jackson
1498 Simpson Hwy. 149
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-5848
FAX: 601-847-5856

kjackson@co.simpson.ms.us

How do I file a civil suit?

Contact the Justice Court, or you can come into the court, and pick up the necessary pleadings to complete and return with your filing fee.

JUSTICE COURT CLERK

Kim Jackson
1498 Simpson Hwy. 149
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-5848
FAX: 601-847-5856

kjackson@co.simpson.ms.us

ELECTIONS:

How do I register to vote?

You may register to vote at the Circuit Clerk’s Office:

CIRCUIT CLERK

Steve Womack
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-2474
Fax: 601-847-4011

swomack@co.simpson.ms.us

How do I vote absentee for the upcoming election?

Contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office

CIRCUIT CLERK

Steve Womack
P.O. Box 307
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-2474
Fax: 601-847-4011

swomack@co.simpson.ms.us

How do I qualify as a candidate in the upcoming election?

Contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office

CIRCUIT CLERK

Steve Womack
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-2474
Fax: 601-847-4011

swomack@co.simpson.ms.us

Where do I vote?

Contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office

CIRCUIT CLERK

Steve Womack
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-2474
Fax: 601-847-4011

swomack@co.simpson.ms.us

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:

Who qualifies for the homestead exemption and how do I apply?

Contact the Tax Assessor Office:

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:

Charles Baldwin
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744

cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

What is the special or over-65 homestead exemption and who qualifies?

The special or over-65 exemption is for homeowners who became disabled or turned 65 years old during the prior year. It exempts the first $75,000.00 of true value from taxation.

When is the deadline for applying for homestead?

April 1st of the year AFTER you move into your home.

Where do I go to apply for homestead?

Applications are taken January 2nd (or first work day of New Year) through April 1st, at the Tax Assessor Office:

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:

Charles Baldwin
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744

cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

Do I have to re-file every year?

No, unless any of the following apply to you:

(1) Change in ownership or occupancy of the home.

(2) Purchase of additional property that may be eligible.

(3) Divorced or deceased spouse.

(4) Either owner had 65th birthday in previous year.

(5) Either owner became totally disabled in previous year.

What if I move from my homestead property?

You need to come to the Tax Assessor’s Office and sign a ‘Request to Delete Homestead’ form.

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:

Charles Baldwin
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744

cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

LAND RECORDS

What are Land Records?

Land records refer to those record series that may involve real estate. These include documents traditionally recorded in Deeds Books and Plat Cabinets, such as Deeds, Deed of Trust, Authorities to Cancel, Oil & Gas Orders, and many other documents. The Land Records Division also dockets and indexes Judgments and files certain Uniform Commercial Code transactions that are a lien on real estate. Land Records are located in the Chancery Clerk’s Office, 111 West Pine Avenue, Mendenhall, MS  39114.

Does the CHANCERY Clerk’s Office have blank forms for land records related to documents?

No.

How do I obtain copies?

Fees for copies made by the public are .25¢ per page. The fee for copies made by our staff is .50¢ per page. There is an additional fee for certifying a copy of a document. Requests for copies sent by mail must be accompanied by check or money order covering the cost of the copies and a stamped self-addressed envelope. The request should reasonably identify the document to be copied. Checks should be made payable to the Simpson County Chancery Clerk.

CHANCERY CLERK

Tommy Joe Harvey
P.O. Box 367
111 West Pine Avenue
Mendenhall, MS  39114
Email:  tjharvey@co.simpson.ms.us
601-847-2626

What are the requirements that must be met for a document to be recorded?

There are different requirements depending on the type of document, so they cannot be listed here.

It is the responsibility of the person offering the document for recording to make sure (1) that the document is original, (2) that it is signed and that the signatures are properly acknowledged before a notary public, (3) that the document is a complete writing and contains the required information, (4) that is accompanied by the proper fees, and (5) that is accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope so that it can be returned to the party offering it for recordation.

The Chancery Clerk’s staff CANNOT give legal advice. Those seeking to record a document in the Chancery Clerk’s office are encouraged to obtain the advice of a professional.

When is my document recorded?

Documents are recorded at the time we receive them. They are available for viewing by the public the same day.

What does the Clerk’s Office accept in payment of recording fees?

The Chancery Clerk’s office accepts (1) cash, (2) checks made payable to the Chancery Clerk, and (3) money orders.

What if a check for recording fees is not correct?

If a check for recording fees is short of the amount necessary, the document will be returned with a request for the proper filing fee.

If the check for recording is over $5.00, the document will be recorded and the excess deposited into the Chancery Clerk’s Office Fee Account. Refunds are mailed at the end of each month.

Are land records open to the public?

Yes, land records are available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Chancery Clerk’s Office:

CHANCERY CLERK

Tommy Joe Harvey
111 West Pine Avenue
Mendenhall, MS  39114
Email:  tjharvey@co.simpson.ms.us
601-847-2626

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE RECORDS:

How do I obtain a marriage license?

There is a $21.00 fee.

Additionally, both parties must be 21 years of age or over.

For additional information, call the Circuit Clerk’s Office:

CIRCUIT CLERK

Steve Womack
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-2474
Fax: 601-847-4011
swomack@co.simpson.ms.us

How do I get a copy of my divorce record?

Contact the Chancery Clerk’s Office:

CHANCERY CLERK

Tommy Joe Harvey
111 West Pine Avenue
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Email:  tjharvey@co.simpson.ms.us
601-847-2626

TAXES

How do I estimate my land taxes?

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:

Charles Baldwin
P.O. Box 459
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744
cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

How do I look at my parcel’s location?

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:

Charles Baldwin
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744
cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

Where do I pay my delinquent taxes?

At the Chancery Clerk’s Office via cash, money order, or check.

Contact the Chancery Clerk’s Office:

CHANCERY CLERK
Tommy Joe Harvey
111 West Pine Avenue
Mendenhall, MS  39114
Email:  tjharvey@co.simpson.ms.us
601-847-2626

How do I pay my current land taxes?

Contact the Tax Collector’s Office. Taxes may be paid with Cash, Check, Money Order, Debit Card or Credit Card.

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:

Charles Baldwin
P.O. Box 459
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744
cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

How do I find out information concerning Tax Exemptions, Industrial Land Requirements and/or Contacts for County industries?

Contact the Tax Assessors’ Office:

TAX ASSESSOR & COLLECTOR:

Charles Baldwin
P.O. Box 459
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1744
cbaldwin@co.simpson.ms.us

Website:

http://simpsontax.com/cnty/simpson-ms/

PASSPORTS:

How do I get a passport?

Contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office

CIRCUIT CLERK
Steve Womack
P.O. Box 307
100 Court Street
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-2474
Fax: 601-847-4011
swomack@co.simpson.ms.us

PERMITS AND ZONING:

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Glen Jennings

Email: gjennings@co.simpson.ms.us

601-519-3263

HAULING PERMITS

How do I get a HAULING PERMIT?

Contact the Simpson County Road Department:

ROAD MANAGER

Ben Warren
601-847-7001
FAX: 601-847-1429
CELL: 601-382-9347
roaddept@co.simpson.ms.us

How do I get a copy of my DD214?

Contact the Chancery Clerk’s Office:

CHANCERY CLERK

Tommy Joe Harvey
111 West Pine Avenue
Mendenhall, MS  39114
Email:  tjharvey@co.simpson.ms.us
601-847-2626

UTILITIES

How do I have my power restored?

Contact the utility that provides the service:

ENTERGY

1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749)

SOUTHERN PINE ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION

601-785-6511

MISSISSIPPI POWER

1-800-532-1502

ROAD HAZARDS

How do I report road hazards?

Contact the Supervisor for the district in which the road hazard or repair is needed.

Contact the Simpson County Road Department:

ROAD MANAGER

Ben Warren
601-847-7001
FAX: 601-847-1429
CELL: 601-382-9347
roaddept@co.simpson.ms.us

(Supervisory District Map HERE)

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

P.O. Box 308
111 West Pine Avenue Ste 2
Mendenhall, MS  39114
601-847-1418
FAX: 601-847-7004

Curtis Skiffer
District 1 Supervisor
601-862-8576
cskiffer@co.simpson.ms.us

Danny Craft
District 2 Supervisor
601-382-8262
dcraftdistrict2supervisor@outlook.com

Brian Kennedy

District 3 Supervisor
601-259-6563
bkennedy73@yahoo.com

Mickey Berry
District 4 Supervisor
601-382-4159
bberry@spepa.com

Randy Moore
District 5 Supervisor
601-259-8602
ermoore1961@att.net

Danny Welch
Board Attorney
601-847-2539
danny_welch@bellsouth.com

Rhuel P. Dickinson, Jr.
County Administrator
601-847-1418
Fax 601-847-7004
rhuel@co.simpson.ms.us