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During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors is dedicated to ensuring that all services remain open to Hinds County taxpayers and residents. However, in the interest of public health and safety, all Hinds County buildings and facilities have been closed to the general public. We are trying to make things as convenient for you as possible. Some offices will be staffed with limited personnel to complete essential, daily duties only. Please take full advantage of our online services to perform tasks and access information.

Below you will find information about temporary changes for specific offices throughout the county.

HINDS COUNTY CHANCERY


CHANCERY CLERK'S OFFICE


Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5:00pm, public access to the Chancery Clerk's offices will be closed. However, all offices will remain open and operational with limited staff to carry on day-to-day functions.  If you have questions please contact Chancery Clerk Eddie Jean Carr at 601-968-6507 or ecarr@co.hinds.ms.us.

ACCOUNTING DIVISION
601-973-5530

  • The Claims Docket will be procesed in the usual manner and available for Board review and action on Monday, April 20th.
  • Vendor Payments will be released in the usual manner, no change to this process.

LAND RECORDS DIVISION
Jackson: 601-968-6515, Raymond: 601-857-8055

  • Delinquent Tax Redemption Fees can be PAID ONLINE with a credit card or mailed to either of the addressess below.
  • Land Record Filings that require "original only" submissions should be mailed with the appropriate fee using either of the mailing addresses below.

JACKSON OFFICE

316 South President Street
Jackson, MS 39201

or

Post Office Box 686
Jackson, MS 39205

RAYMOND OFFICE

127 West Main Street
Raymond, MS 39154

or

Post Office Box 88
Raymond, MS 39154


CHANCERY COURT

In compliance with the Constitution, Hinds Chancery Court will remain open for business to ensure courts fulfill their constitutional and statutory duties. See Miss. Const. Art. 3, §§ 24, 25, 26, and 26A. For cases set between April 1, 2020, through May 15, 2020, the Judges will exercise their sound discretion with regard to their own docket. Continuances may be granted should any party, attorney or witness request a continuance because of COVID-19. All court proceedings shall be limited to attorneys, parties, witnesses, security officers, members of the press, and other necessary persons, as determined by the trial judge. For cases assigned to Judge Owens and Judge Thomas, contact Tonya W. Anderson at tanderson@co.hinds.ms.us or by telephone at 601.714.6309. For cases assigned to Judge Wise Martin or Judge Grove, contact D. LaShae Gilmore at dgilmore@co.hinds.ms.us or by telephone at 601.968.6521. CLICK HERE TO SEE GUIDANCE


CHANCERY COURT DIVISION
601-968-6540

Chancery Clerk staff will be available daily to answer questions about filing of Court Orders, including issuing of summons and subpoenas, and E-Recordings via telephone. Persuant to guidelines of the Chancellor, if you do not have a scheduled appointment access will not be granted to the Chancery Court area.

If you have a case to be heard in Hinds County Chancery Court:

  • All in-person trials have been continued through April 13th. If you have a question about a case, please contact your attorney first. If you have questions about a paternity or child support case and cannot get what you need from your attorney, please contact a Chancery Court Administrator at 601-714-6309.

  • Ex Parte' (uncontested) cases may be heard by appointment only. Please call 601-968-6540 to schedule an appointment.



HINDS COUNTY CIRCUIT


CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE


Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5:00pm, public access to the Chancery Clerk's offices will be closed. However, all offices will remain open and operational with limited staff to carry on day-to-day functions.  If you have questions please contact Circuit Clerk Zack Wallace at 601-968-6628 or zwallace@co.hinds.ms.us.


CIRCUIT COURT

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 “All civil and criminal matters scheduled for an in-Court appearance before any circuit judge in Hinds County are hereby CONTINUED, pending further order of the Court” . . . this order “shall expire on Friday, April 3, 2020, unless extended by supplemental order of the Court.” CLICK HERE TO SEE COURT ORDER


The circuit court will implement utilization of diverse forms of technology to conduct proceedings electronically.

  • No jurors, to include grand jurors, will be summons to the courthouse for services before May 13, 2020. 
  • Lawyers should continue to file matters with the circuit clerk and MEC as usual.  For  emergency matters, lawyers must email copies of their motions, responses and proposed orders to each judge’s court administrator, staff attorney or law clerk, in addition to filing with same with the circuit clerk and MEC.  Upon receipt, the court will address each matter on a case-by-case basis.
  • Persons may continue to send judges regular mail to:  Post Office Box 327, Jackson, MS 39205

SUBDISTRICT1

Judge Adrienne Wooten
wootenslawclerk@co.hinds.ms.us
601-965-8839

SUBDISTRICT 2

Judge Tomie Green (Senior)
fashley@co.hinds.ms.us
601-968-6658

SUBDISTRICT 3

Judge Winston Kidd
ehunter@co.hinds.ms.us
601-968-6688

SUBDISTRICT 4

Judge Faye Peterson
fjackson@co.hinds.ms.us
601-714-6222



COUNTY COURT

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 “All civil and criminal matters scheduled for an in-Court appearance before any county court judge in Hinds County are hereby CONTINUED, pending further order of the Court” . . . this order “shall expire on Friday, April 3, 2020, unless extended by supplemental order of the Court.”


JUSTICE COURT

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 “All civil cases scheduled for an in-Court appearance before any justice court judge in Hinds County are hereby CONTINUED, pending further order of the Court” . . . this order “shall expire on Friday, May 1, 2020, unless extended. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Shirley Harper at (601) 965-8812” or sharper@co.hinds.ms.us.


  • TRAFFIC TICKETS can be PAID ONLINE
  • All Justice Court cases have been rescheduled until May 1, 2020. No claims will be process until that time.
  • Constables will not be issued any "processes" for service until May 1, 2020.
  • Justice Court contact information:

Patricia Woods
pwoods@co.hinds.ms.us
601-968-8800

Shirley Harper
sharper@co.hinds.ms.us
601-965-8812

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 3490
Jackson, MS 39207


TAX ASSESSOR'S OFFICE


Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5:00pm, public access to the Tax Assessor's offices will be closed. If you have questions please contact Tax Assessor Charles Stokes at 601-968-6624 or cstokes@co.hinds.ms.us.

  • Homestead Application Deadline –the homestead application deadline has been extended until May 1, 2020.
  • First Monday of April Tax Sale - the tax sale deadline has been extended to May 4, 2020, which is the first Monday of May for the following counties: Amite, Quitman, and Sunflower.
  • Personal Property Renditions – the due date for Personal Property Renditions furnished by taxpayers to the County Tax Assessor has been extended for thirty (30) days. They will be due on May 1, 2020. Since the due date is now May 1, 2020, the 10% increase in assessment penalty for failure to provide to Assessor will also be extended to May 1, 2020.
  • Real and Personal Property Land Rolls Deadline –the due date for Real and Personal Land Rolls furnished from County Tax Assessors to Boards of Supervisors has been extended for thirty (30) days. At the discretion of each county’s board of supervisors, the extension is available, if needed. The land rolls could be due on the first Monday in August which will be on August 3, 2020.
  • Affordable Rental Housing Deadline –the due date for the owner of affordable rental housing to provide an accurate statement of the actual net operating income to the county tax assessor has been extended for fifteen (15) days. The statements will be due April 15, 2020.

TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE


Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5:00pm, public access to the Tax Collector's offices will be closed. If you have questions please contact Tax Collector Eddie Fair at 601-968-6587 or efair@co.hinds.ms.us.

  • Vehicle Tag (Renewal Only) can be PAID ONLINE or mailed to one of the addresses below.
  • Real Property Taxes can be PAID ONLINE or mailed to one of the addresses below.
  • Personal Property Taxes can be PAID ONLINE or mailed to one of the addresses below.
  • Mobile Home Taxes can be mailed to one of the addresses below.

JACKSON OFFICE

316 South President Street
Jackson, MS 39201

RAYMOND OFFICE

127 West Main Street
Raymond, MS 39154



OTHER IMPORTANT DEADLINE EXTENSIONS

  • State Income Tax deadline has been extended to May 15th
  • Federal Income Tax deadline has been extended to July 15th