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Jackson County Services Update

Please be aware that although some offices are open to the public, they are they are doing so for the purpose of providing NECESSARY SERVICES ONLY. Therefore, to reduce the risk of anyone (employees/public) from transmitting COVID-19, we are asking that you contact departments via phone before visiting to determine if and how your business can be done over the phone or online. In addition, depending on traffic flow and new information regarding COVID-19, some offices hours/available services could change before updated information is posted.

Animal Shelter – 228-497-6350

Adoptions will be done via APPOINTMENT ONLY – on Monday-Friday, call between 10a.m. – 4 p.m.

Adoptable Pets Can be Viewed Online:

 Adoptable Pets will also be featured on the “Jackson County Animal Shelter” Facebook page

 No Owner Surrenders Accepted, Intake is restricted to bite cases and aggressive animal calls only


Chancery Offices (Chancery Court, Land Records, Archives) – See numbers below

 Passport Services are Temporarily Suspended

 Chancery Court – 228-769-3124

o New court filings should be mailed or dropped in basket in lobby of Courthouse

o Attorneys may file electronically through MEC

Land Records/Delinquent “Back” Taxes – 228-769-3131 or 228-769-3028

Utilize drop-box under County Services Building when possible


Circuit Clerk – 228-769-3040 –

Office closed to public, Call ahead or visit info table in Courthouse lobby

Marriage Licenses: Issued by appointment only and only for residents of MS

Abstractors: Call to make an appointment

 Voter Registration: Visit Secretary of State’s Website ( and click “Y’all Vote” to

o Print Voter Registration Form OR Update voter registration (ie. if you moved/married)


Planning Department – 228-769-3056 (Pascagoula) or 228-818-1890 (Ocean Springs)

 Visit website for all applications, forms, contact information, and portal (to submit forms)

 Appointments can be made as needed

 As a last resort, offices will be open from 10 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Tax Assessor’s Office – 228-769-3070 (Pascagoula)

Ocean Springs office is closed

Pascagoula lobby is now closed, and contact and information is posted on the door/in hallway

ONLY Service Handled at Office: Homestead Exemption Applications

 All other services should be handled by phone, email, or website


Tax Collector’s Office – 228-769-3074 (Pascagoula) or 228-872-8178 (Ocean Springs) Closed noon-1pm

ONLY In Person Services: New Vehicle Registration and Mobile Home Registration (Pascagoula only)

 Renewals and Current Property Tax Payments should be processed/paid:

o Online, via phone or mail or

o Via the drop-box located under the Pascagoula facility (for non-cash payments ONLY)


Landfill and Roadside Rubbish Pick-up – 228-872-8340

 Landfill Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Services remain open and on regular schedules but with limited staff each day, office is closed to public

o Residents are encouraged to use the Landfill when possible

o Only put acceptable items at roadside or in landfill – a list is available online

o Limit roadside rubbish piles to 3 cubic yards and limbs should be under 6’

Garbage and Recycling will continue to be picked up on regular schedules (Waste Management)



 All County Athletic Facilities – Email: [email protected] or call 228-826-5330 Including playgrounds, parks, and bathrooms

 Whispering Pines Golf Course and Clubhouse – Email: [email protected] or call 228-588-6111

 Civic Center, Fairgrounds, and other County operated Community Centers – Call 228-762-6043 or visit website for specific facility –

 Jackson-George Regional Library System –

 Beaches are open – social distancing related signs are posted and Constables are monitoring

 Boat Launches are open – social distancing guidelines must be followed


If you have a case pending and have an attorney, contact your attorney for updates regarding changes to court dates. Otherwise, please contact the relevant court if you have not already been contacted.

 Chancery Court – 228-769-3453

 Circuit Court – 288-769-3040

 County Court – 228-769-3037

 Justice – 228-769-3080

 Youth Court – 228-769-3076



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