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Permits (1)

Contact the Warren County Permit office at  (601) 636-1690.

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Chancery Clerk (9)

We cannot do title searches.  We are not allowed to give legal advice.  We are not attorneys and are not qualified to answer legal questions.

No, we do not accept credit cards.

In order to get a copy of our tax rolls, you will have to make a written request to the Chancery Clerk.

See the Fee Schedule .  We will research as far back as 1984 in the land records and back to 1996 in court records.

Copies of the fee schedule can be found on our web site. See the Fee Schedule 

Name of preparer, Name, Address and telephone number of both grantor and grantee.  Recording information is also required.

The Chancery Clerks Office records all Land records, including easements 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, Plats, Name Change 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. 

to contact a Land Records staff member please visit https://co.warren.ms.us/chancery-clerk-contact-us/ and click on the land records tab. From there you can email one of our land records team members. Our office number is (601) 636-4415

We will fax a copy of these documents if you provide the appropriate information. See the Fee Schedule for related charges, payable in advance.  You must provide book and page number for land documents.

Circuit Clerk (7)

Some registered voters are eligible to vote absentee because of age, health or work demands, or their affiliation with the U.S. armed forces. For example, voters who will be outside their county of residence on election day are entitled to vote by absentee ballot. Please check with your Circuit to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee and to learn the procedures for doing so.



Absentee voting deadlines come early to help assure your ballot is counted. If you know you will vote absentee, contact your Circuit  601-636-3961, at least two weeks before the election.

To be permanently excused from jury duty please fill out and submit this form.

Applicants must obtain a marriage license

  • Marriage Licenses are issued by Appointment Only.  Call the Circuit Clerks Office  at (601) 636-3961 to Schedule an appointment and for instructions
  • Both bride and groom must appear together
  • Present valid ID of both (each must be at least 21 years)
    • birth certificate or drivers license
  • If under 21 , a parent(s) must sign or a court order may be required
  • Payment of Filing Fee –  See Schedule of Fees
  • Confirm any recent divorce is finalized (by a signed order) — the Clerk does not need proof
Category: Circuit Clerk

  What is the Filing fee on a new law suit?

Answer:

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Please visit our schedule of fees page

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Culkin Water District (8)

You may not have – the numbers on your meter may have been transposed or hard to read. You could possibly have a leaky toilet or faucet that’s difficult to detect. Just call the office and we’ll work with you to solve the problem.

All public water systems are required to maintain a minimum chlorine level of 0.2 mg/L (tested at the end of each line) by state law. Systems that use chloramine as a disinfectant must maintain a level of 0.5 mg/L by state law. Our disinfectant levels are tested daily to ensure safety.

Only chemicals that are approved by the National Safety Foundation for treatment of drinking water.

Check your meter and the surrounding area for possible leaks. Next, call our office and report low pressure for your area.

Bills are mailed by the 31st of each month and payment is due by the 15th of the following month. Late charges are assessed after the 15th. Service interruption for non-payment is on the 25th of each month. Please contact us about any billing questions at 601-636-9124 Monday thru Friday from 8 to 5.

We may have received it after the due date or we may not have received it at all. Call our office and we will help you solve the problem.

Most likely your water heater needs to be flushed.
CAUTION: Most manufacturers recommend hiring a professional to flush your water heater. If you plan on doing this yourself, read the owner’s manual to keep from being hurt and or damaging the water heater.

A repair could have been completed recently allowing air to enter the line, causing the milky look.

DHS (5)

Our office can mail a food stamp application to your home or you may come in Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to pick up an application.

Category: DHS

Please call 1-866-512-5087 to order another EBT.  Also, please allow five business days for delivery to the home.

Category: DHS

Yes, the number is (601) 638-1339.

Category: DHS
Election Commission (2)

Some registered voters are eligible to vote absentee because of age, health or work demands, or their affiliation with the U.S. armed forces. For example, voters who will be outside their county of residence on election day are entitled to vote by absentee ballot. Please check with your Circuit to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee and to learn the procedures for doing so.



Absentee voting deadlines come early to help assure your ballot is counted. If you know you will vote absentee, contact your Circuit  601-636-3961, at least two weeks before the election.

Elections / Voter Registration (3)

Some registered voters are eligible to vote absentee because of age, health or work demands, or their affiliation with the U.S. armed forces. For example, voters who will be outside their county of residence on election day are entitled to vote by absentee ballot. Please check with your Circuit to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee and to learn the procedures for doing so.



Absentee voting deadlines come early to help assure your ballot is counted. If you know you will vote absentee, contact your Circuit  601-636-3961, at least two weeks before the election.

Jury Duty (1)

To be permanently excused from jury duty please fill out and submit this form.

Permits (1)

Contact the Warren County Permit office at  (601) 636-1690.

Categories: Permits, Zoning
Property Questions (8)

We cannot do title searches.  We are not allowed to give legal advice.  We are not attorneys and are not qualified to answer legal questions.

No, we do not accept credit cards.

See the Fee Schedule .  We will research as far back as 1984 in the land records and back to 1996 in court records.

Copies of the fee schedule can be found on our web site. See the Fee Schedule 

Name of preparer, Name, Address and telephone number of both grantor and grantee.  Recording information is also required.

The Chancery Clerks Office records all Land records, including easements 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, Plats, Name Change 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. 

to contact a Land Records staff member please visit https://co.warren.ms.us/chancery-clerk-contact-us/ and click on the land records tab. From there you can email one of our land records team members. Our office number is (601) 636-4415

We will fax a copy of these documents if you provide the appropriate information. See the Fee Schedule for related charges, payable in advance.  You must provide book and page number for land documents.

Purchasing (9)

We have no official local preference policy.  We do attempt to support local businesses, and out of town businesses when they employ local people.

Send a completed W-9 form along with company information about what goods or services you provide to our mailing addres

Register for notice of bids at the MS State Contract Procurement Center.  Visit http://www.mscpc.com for complete information.  Bid are also posted in the Vicksburg Post, on our website

Purchase orders and invoices are processed as they are received and once all goods and services are verified, invoices are sent to accounting.

Invoices are paid generally once per month on the 1st Monday of each month, unless special circumstances exist.

  • up to $5000.00 – Open Market, no quotes or bids required;
  • $5000.00 – $50,000.00 – requires a minimum of two written competitive quotes
  • over $50,000.00 – requires public advertising for sealed bids or proposals thru a reverse auction process;

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Note:  Construction is exempt from the reverse auctions and will be done with sealed bids either by paper or electronic.

Section 31-7-13 governs county purchasing.

Specifically, the purchasing agent or Assistant purchasing agent are authorized by law to issue a purchase order to obligate funds.

Start with the Purchasing Department at 601-638-7428.  If we can’t help, we’ll find the right person to connect you with.

You can visit the various departments and leave information and of course visit the purchasing department.   All sales people are welcome.

Solid Waste (1)

Please visit our solid waste departments website for more informationhttp://co.warren.ms.us/solid-waste/

Category: Solid Waste
Tax Assessor (4)

You can purchase a set of maps on CD for $50.00. You can also visit http://warren.msmaps.org/ and view Aerial Maps of Warren County

Category: Tax Assessor

In order to get a copy of our tax rolls, you will have to make a written request to the Chancery Clerk.

Taxes are due by February 1st.  1% interest is added each month after that until the 3rd week in August.  The taxes go to tax sale on the last Monday in August of each year if they are not paid by then.

Category: Tax Assessor

January 1st – April 1st

Category: Tax Assessor
Tax Collector (40)

Yes. If someone qualifies for a retired armed forces and a DAV tag, they can place each tag on a separate vehicle. The restrictions are limited to the qualifications of the person and the number of tags they can receive (1). This is true for DAV and ex-POWs. If a person qualifies for two exempt tags, they can place each on a separate vehicle. The exception to this is the Pearl Harbor & Purple Heart. These tags share the same section number and because of the wording in the section, a person can only receive one or the other.

Category: Tax Collector

Specialty tags can be reissued to another car as long as the owner is the same. The special tag fee, if there is one, will be charged as if a new tag is issued. The fee does not transfer, but the tag can be reissued. We do this for the benefit of the owner since some people memorize their tag numbers. If they do not want to keep the same tag, issue a new one. The process is the same. Surrender the tag off the old car and register it to the new car.

Category: Tax Collector

Mississippi law does not allow for a refund of registration fees or taxes. However, when the vehicle is sold or ownership changes, the owner may apply the unused portion of a registration to a new Mississippi registration. The tag from the vehicle that was sold must be turned in to the county Tax Collector. Credit is given from the first of the next month following the date of the tag’s surrender. A credit certificate will be given to you if you are not purchasing a new tag the same month. Credit can only be given from the time the tag is turned in, not from the time the vehicle was sold. You may use the credit certificate in any county of this state. Mississippi law does not provide for refunds when an individual moves out of state and cannot use the credit.

Category: Tax Collector

Mississippi law does not provide for refunds when an individual moves.

Category: Tax Collector

Mississippi law does not provide for a cash refund when a vehicle is sold, but it does provide for a credit to be used against the purchase of another tag. The tag from the car that was sold has to be turned in. Credit is given from the first of the next month following the date of surrender. A credit certificate can be given if not purchasing a new tag the same month. Credit can only be given from the time the tag is turned in not from when the vehicle was sold.

Category: Tax Collector

Schools calculate their own dollar requirements within the limits allowed by the State. The Board then figures the millage required to bring in the required funds for the schools and announces that millage.

Category: Tax Collector

Yes, but this is not enforced through vehicle registration. Every motor vehicle operated in this state is required to have an insurance card maintained in the vehicle as proof of liability insurance that is in compliance with the liability limits required.

Category: Tax Collector

Please contact the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (phone 601-432-2400) for information on boat and watercraft registration requirements in Mississippi. Boat trailers are tagged as private trailers. When you register the trailer, you will need to provide proof of ownership such as the bill of sale, Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) or title.

Category: Tax Collector

NEED TO KNOW 2019 REAL ESTATE PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE

Real Estate Taxes are due by the first of February every year. After the the first of February there is a 1 percent interest added per month to the amount due up to 7 percent if not paid by August 1st;

Categories: Tax Collector, Taxes

To apply for a disabled tag and/or placard, you need to submit to your county Tax Collector a Mississippi Disabled Parking Application, Form 76-104. The application must be completed by your licensed physician or nurse practitioner. There is no additional fee required to obtain a Disabled License Plate or Placard. (All regular taxes and registration fees must be paid.) You may obtain the application from your Tax Collector. You must submit a new application when the image of the standard plate is changed, which is every 5 years. The statement must be dated within 90 days of your renewal application. The Disabled Placard is a removable windshield placard that is hung from the rearview mirror of a vehicle when you park in a disabled parking space. The placard must be used only when a physically disabled person is the driver or passenger of the motor vehicle at the time of its parking. It is illegal to park in a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities if you do not have the correct vehicle plates or parking permit. You can use the vehicle plates or placard in Mississippi and other states.

Category: Tax Collector

You may order your plate with the county Tax Collector at the time you register your vehicle. Standard personalized plates require an additional annual fee of $31. There are various rates for specialty plates.

Category: Tax Collector

To change your address, contact your local county Tax Collector’s office.

Category: Tax Collector

Disabled American Veteran license plates are issued to veterans (or surviving spouse) who have verification from the Veteran’s Affair Board certifying that they have a 100% service related disability. One (1) vehicle that is owned by a qualified veteran is exempt from all ad valorem and privilege taxes; however, there is a $1.00 fee for this plate. An eligible veteran may have more than one tag for other vehicles that he or she owns; but, all taxes and fees are due on the additional plates.

Category: Tax Collector

Unauthorized use of a disability space should be reported to the local police department in the town or city where the violation occurs.

Category: Tax Collector

You should report this violation to your county Tax Collector’s office.

Category: Tax Collector

The penalty is assessed on the total amount of taxes and fees (regardless of credits) and in the following manner:

5% — for first 15 days

10% — for next 30 days

15% — for next 30 days

20% — for next 30 days

25% — for next 30 days — at this point legislative tag credit is lost. 

Category: Tax Collector

Many factors determine the tax rate required to maintain  the annual budget Including: 

  • Inflation and cost of living. 
  • Taxes mandated by the State Legislature. 
  • Public demand for additional and/or improved government services. 
  • Availability of federal and state aid monies. 
  • Bond maturity schedules dictating fluctuating millage.
Category: Tax Collector

An eligible person may be issued 2 license plates and 2 placards.

Category: Tax Collector

 To determine how much your tag will cost, you will need to contact your local county Tax Collector. In Mississippi, you pay privilege tax, registration fees, ad valorem taxes and possibly sales or use tax when you tag your vehicle. Registration fees are $12.75 for renewals and $14.00 for first time registrations. All the other taxes are based on the type of vehicle, the value of that vehicle, and where you live (city, county.) Does Mississippi have a temporary tag for passenger vehicles or drive out tags? Mississippi has a temporary drive out tag which can be purchased from the dealer who sold the car. The tag is valid for 7 working days from the date of purchase.

For an estimate of cost you can visit our Tag Estimator.

Category: Tax Collector

The Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) protects personal information included in motor vehicle records. The DPPA keeps your personal information private by restricting who has access to the information. The law limits access to your social security number, driver license or identification card number, name, address, telephone number, medical or disability information, and emergency contact information contained in your motor vehicle or driver license records.

Category: Tax Collector

No. In Mississippi, the tag is registered to both the vehicle and the owner. If one or the other changes, the tag must be removed and surrendered to your county Tax Collector.

Category: Tax Collector

You must pay the state sales tax on any vehicle purchased outside Mississippi and on any casual sale of an automobile. The state sales tax rate is 5% and is based on the dealer’s selling price before subtracting any dealer’s discounts and trade-ins. Tax on a casual sale is based on the assessed value of the vehicle as determined by the most recent assessment schedule. If you purchase a vehicle out-of-state and it is first tagged in Mississippi, you will not be given any tax credit for any sales tax paid to the other state.

Category: Tax Collector

You have 30 days to register your vehicle(s) in Mississippi if you have a current registration (license plate) in your prior state of residence. If you do not register within 30 days of moving into this state, you will be charged the standard late fees and a $250 penalty. You will not be allowed the Legislative Tag Credit if your previous license plate has expired, or, if you never registered the vehicle in your prior state of residence.

Category: Tax Collector

You will need to get the lost or stolen tag form (76-903) from your county Tax Collector and have local law enforcement complete this form. The Tax Collector will issue you a substitute tag and decal. There is a $10.00 fee; or $2.50 for only the decal.

Category: Tax Collector

You will need to get the lost or stolen tag form (76-903) from your county Tax Collector and have local law enforcement complete this form. The Tax Collector will issue you a substitute tag and decal. There is a $10.00 fee; or $2.50 for only the decal.

Category: Tax Collector

Military personnel (and their dependents) who are stationed in Mississippi, but claim another state as their home, are not required to obtain a Mississippi registration or tag. Military personnel who are residents of this state are required to register their vehicle in Mississippi. Full time students in Mississippi who are not residents of this state are not required to register their vehicle in this state.

Category: Tax Collector

A motorized bicycle manufactured 1980 and following must have a seventeen (17) digit VIN conforming to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration requirements. There must be a decal or plate attached with a statement that the motorized bicycle meets the Federal Safety Standards. If the motorized bicycle does not meet these requirements, it is considered a “toy vehicle.” A toy vehicle may not be titled or registered in Mississippi and may not be operated on public roadways within this state.

Category: Tax Collector

Any vehicle 25 years old or older is considered an antique vehicle.

Category: Tax Collector

The Warren County tax collector’s office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., except on legal holidays.

Category: Tax Collector

There is a 1 percent per month penalty on taxes paid after February 1, including installment payments. If you mail your payment on time but the post mark is past the due date, the payment will be considered late.

Category: Tax Collector

 A mill is .001 or 1/1,000th of a dollar  or put another way:  A dollar is equal to 100 pennies  A mill is equal to 1/10th of a penny.   Millage rates are applied to five classes of property subject to taxation. These classes are:   

Class 1 –  

Single Family Owner Occupied 

Class 2 – 

All Other Real Property 

Class 3 – 

Business Personal Property  

Class 4 – 

Public Utilities

Class 5 –

Motor Vehicles

Category: Tax Collector

We accept cash, checks drawn from local banks, and payment by Internet.

Category: Tax Collector

If you wish to pay the total amount of taxes due at one time, payment is due on or before February 1. If you wish to make a payment on an installment, you may do so via mail or at the office.

Category: Tax Collector
  • newly purchased vehicles — within 7 working days, exclusive of date of delivery, from purchase date
  • moving in from out-of-state — within 30 days of becoming a resident OR within 30 days after the vehicle enters the state
  • renewals — taxpayers are sent a notification 30 days prior to expiration (this is not required) and are allowed a 15 day grace period from the point of expiration before penalties will be assessed — however, the owner can still be ticketed if within 15 day grace period
Category: Tax Collector
  • Initial Registration — after 7th working day following purchase 
  • If Registered in Another State — 30 days after vehicle enters the state 
  • Renewals — after end of 15 day grace period (15 days after the expiration date) 
Category: Tax Collector

Tax statements are sent out the first week in December. If you don’t receive your property tax bill soon after this time, please contact the county at (601)-638-6181.

Category: Tax Collector

For a motor vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 10,000 pounds or less, register the vehicle and receive your license plate from your local county Tax Collector’s office. You will need to register the vehicle in the county where the vehicle is domiciled, or where it is parked (garaged) overnight. For a motor vehicle with a GVW over 10,000 pounds and which travels only in Mississippi, you will register the vehicle at your local county Tax Collector’s office. For a motor vehicle with a GVW over 10,000 pounds and which travels across state boundaries, you will register the vehicle at the Department of Revenue office in Clinton, Mississippi. What should I do to renew my vehicle registration (license plates) if I did not receive a renewal notice in the mail? Please visit your county Tax Collector to complete your renewal. You are responsible for renewing your license plate(s) before the expiration date even if you do not receive a renewal notice. Late penalties will be due if you do not renew the tag within 15 days after the tag’s expiration date.

Category: Tax Collector

The Warren County Board of Supervisors sets tax rates to provide for road maintenance and improvement, general county operation (including courts, sheriff’s department, mental health, animal shelter, recreation), port improvement, garbage collection, libraries and other county services.

Category: Tax Collector

The name of the owner of the property as of January 1, is the name that will be on the tax statement.

Category: Tax Collector
Taxes (2)

No, we do not accept credit cards.

NEED TO KNOW 2019 REAL ESTATE PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE

Real Estate Taxes are due by the first of February every year. After the the first of February there is a 1 percent interest added per month to the amount due up to 7 percent if not paid by August 1st;

Categories: Tax Collector, Taxes
Vendor Questions (9)

We have no official local preference policy.  We do attempt to support local businesses, and out of town businesses when they employ local people.

Send a completed W-9 form along with company information about what goods or services you provide to our mailing addres

Register for notice of bids at the MS State Contract Procurement Center.  Visit http://www.mscpc.com for complete information.  Bid are also posted in the Vicksburg Post, on our website

Purchase orders and invoices are processed as they are received and once all goods and services are verified, invoices are sent to accounting.

Invoices are paid generally once per month on the 1st Monday of each month, unless special circumstances exist.

  • up to $5000.00 – Open Market, no quotes or bids required;
  • $5000.00 – $50,000.00 – requires a minimum of two written competitive quotes
  • over $50,000.00 – requires public advertising for sealed bids or proposals thru a reverse auction process;

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Note:  Construction is exempt from the reverse auctions and will be done with sealed bids either by paper or electronic.

Section 31-7-13 governs county purchasing.

Specifically, the purchasing agent or Assistant purchasing agent are authorized by law to issue a purchase order to obligate funds.

Start with the Purchasing Department at 601-638-7428.  If we can’t help, we’ll find the right person to connect you with.

You can visit the various departments and leave information and of course visit the purchasing department.   All sales people are welcome.

Zoning (1)

Contact the Warren County Permit office at  (601) 636-1690.

Categories: Permits, Zoning

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Are Warren County land records available online?

What are the requirements to obtain a marriage license?

What filing fees does the Circuit Clerk charge?

Can you explain voter registration requirements?

I have been called for jury duty. What now?

How do I order another Electronic Benefit Transfer Card?

How do I apply for Food Stamps?

Can you explain how the Vicksburg-Warren school district affects taxes?

Can I get a refund on my tag if I move out of Mississippi?

How much will my car tag cost?

Who determines tax rates?

When can you file Homestead?

When are taxes due?

How do I pay property tax or tag renewal online?

How can I find a real property appraisal online?

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

ROAD CLOSURE

The Warren County Road Department will close Warrior’s Trail at the intersection with Silver Creek Drive on Saturday, May 30, 2020 to allow work on the railroad overpass at that location. This area will be closed to traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2nd Congressional District Run Off Election POSTPONED

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 Governor Tate reeves issued an executive order to reschedule the run off election for June 23, 2020
 

MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUESTS

FOR ALL MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUEST PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 601-636-3961 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.   
PLEASE HAVE THE MARRIAGE LICENSE FORM FILLED OUT AND READY WHEN YOU COME IN

Bridge Closure

All County residents please be advised that beginning January 20, 2020 the existing bridge on Freetown Road near Greyline Drive shall be closed and traffic will be detoured around the bridge. The existing bridge is under contract to be replaced, and the contract allows for one hundred twenty (120) working days to complete the project. We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask for your patience while we improve the safety of this roadway and structure for the citizens of Warren County.