How Do I…?

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

How do I find my Supervisor?

Choose your district from this map.

 Supervisory District Map

Then go to the Board of Supervisors page corresponding to your district.

Supervisor District 1

Henry Anderson

 

Supervisor District 2

James Young

 

Supervisor District 3

Debra Mabry

 

Supervisor District 4

Larry Davis

 

Supervisor District 5

Eddie Carthan

 

 How do I search for Board of Supervisor meeting minutes?

Supervisor Minute Books are stored at the Chancery Clerk’s Office.
(They will soon be available on this website.)

 

CAR TAGS:

How do I renew my car tag?

Contact the Tax Collector’s Office. Tags may be purchased with Cash, Check, Money Order or Debit Card. Credit Cards are not accepted.
Linda Rollins
Tax Assessor/Collector
P.O. Box 449
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2865 (Office)
(662) 834-9010 (Fax)

How do I estimate 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 or Debit Card. Credit Cards are not accepted.
Linda Rollins
Tax Assessor/Collector
P.O. Box 449
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2865 (Office)
(662) 834-9010 (Fax)

 

COURTS

How do I ask questions about Jury Duty?

Call the Circuit Clerk’s Office at (662) 834-2476.

How do I pay a traffic citation?

Contact the Justice Court at (662) 834-4565 to find the proper amount you owe.
Mail in your money order or cashier’s check, along with a copy of your citation, to:
Holmes County Justice Court
P.O. Box 99
Lexington, MS 39095
Justice Court Online: www.holmescountyjusticecourt.com
Pay Online at: http://courts.ms.gov/mec/mec.html

 What if my license is suspended?

Contact the court for the proper amount you owe. Fines may be paid with Cash, Check, Money Order or Debit Card. Credit Cards are not accepted.
Holmes County Justice Court
P.O. Box 99
Lexington, MS 39095
Justice Court Online: www.holmescountyjusticecourt.com
Pay Online at: http://courts.ms.gov/mec/mec.html

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 our about a court date or request a hearing on a traffic citation or criminal charge?

Contact the Justice Court at (662) 834-4565 to establish a hearing date.

How do I file a civil suit?

Contact the Justice Court at (662) 834-4565, or you can come into the court, and pick up the necessary pleadings to complete and return with your filing fee.

How do I get help for my child whose behavior is defiant and/or uncontrollable?

Contact:

 HOLMES COUNTY YOUTH COURT

Holmes County Youth Court
Holmes County Courthouse
Referee: John M. Gilmore
P.O. Box 151
Durant, MS 39063
(662) 653-3030

 

ELECTIONS:

How do I register to vote?

You may register to vote at the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s Office at
(662) 834-2476.

 How do I vote absentee for the upcoming election?

Call the Circuit Clerk’s Office at (662) 834-2476.

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

Call the Circuit Clerk’s Office at (662) 834-2476.

Where do I vote?

Call the Circuit Clerk’s Office at (662) 834-2476.

 

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:

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

CONTACT:

Linda Rollins
Tax Assessor/Collector
P.O. Box 449
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2865 (Office)
(662) 834-9010 (Fax) 

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, Main Floor, Holmes County Courthouse, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

 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.

 

LAND RECORDS

Henry Luckett, Chancery Clerk
P.O. Box 1211
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2508 (Office)
(662) 834-1872 (Fax)
hluckett@holmescountyms.org

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, 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.

Does the 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 Holmes County Chancery Clerk.

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 Clerk’s staff cannot give legal advice.  Those seeking to record a document in the 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 next day.

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

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

How do I search Land Records?

CONTACT:
Henry Luckett, Chancery Clerk
P.O. Box 1211
2 Court Square
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2508 (Office)
(662) 834-1872 (Fax)
hluckett@holmescountyms.org 

What if a check for recording fees is not correct?

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

If the check for recording is over by $1 to $25, 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.

 

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE RECORDS

How do I obtain a marriage license?

There is a $22 fee. Additionally, both parties must be 21 years of age or over.
For additional information, call the Circuit Clerk’s Office:

Earline Wright-Hart, Circuit Clerk
P. O. Box 718
22549 Depot Street
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2476 (Office)
(662) 834-3870 (Fax)
Email: ehart@holmescountyms.org

How do I get a copy of my divorce record?

Contact the Chancery Clerk’s Office:
Henry Luckett, Chancery Clerk
P.O. Box 1211
2 Court Square
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2508 (Office)
(662) 834-1872 (Fax)
hluckett@holmescountyms.org

 

PASSPORTS

How do I get a passport?

The Holmes County Chancery Clerk’s Office no longer handles passports.

 

PERMITS AND ZONING

How do I get a HEAVY HAULING PERMIT

 

TAXES

How do I estimate my land taxes?
Click here

How do I look at my parcel’s location?
Click here

Where do I pay my delinquent taxes?

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

Henry Luckett, Chancery Clerk
P.O. Box 1211
2 Court Square
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2508 (Office)
(662) 834-1872 (Fax)
hluckett@holmescountyms.org

How do I pay my current land taxes?

Contact the Tax Collector’s Office. Taxes may be paid with Cash, Check, Money Order or Debit Card. Credit Cards are not accepted.

Linda Rollins, Tax Assessor/Collector
P.O. Box 449
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2865 (Office)
(662) 834-9010 (Fax)

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

Contact the County Administrator’s Office:
Charlie Joiner, County Administrator
cjoiner@holmescountyms.org
P. O. Box 239
408 Court Square
Lexington, MS  39095
(662) 834-0911 (Office)
(662) 834-3345 (Fax)

MISCELLANEOUS

How do I get a copy of my DD214?

Contact the Chancery Clerk’s Office:
Henry Luckett, Chancery Clerk
P.O. Box 1211
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-2508 (Office)
(662) 834-1872 (Fax)
hluckett@holmescountyms.org

How do I have my power restored?

Contact the utility that provides the service:

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

DELTA ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
(662) 453-6352

YAZOO VALLEY ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
(662) 746-4251

DURANT MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
(662) 653-3314
(662) 653-6846 (after hours)

How do I report road hazards?

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

Supervisory District Map

 

How do I dispose of old appliances and  furniture?

At a Road Department drop-off site – Coming soon.

SOLID WASTE (Household Garbage Pick-up)
Office: 408 Court Square
P.  O. Box 239
Lexington, MS 39095
(662) 834-0911 (Phone)