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P.O. Box 998

Pascagoula, MS 39568-0998

Pascagoula (Main Office)

2915 Canty Street

Pascagoula, MS 39567-4239

(228) 769-3074

(228) 696-6518

West Jackson County

6912 Washington Avenue

Ocean Springs, MS 39564-2133

(228) 875-3201

Hours

  • Vehicle Registration (Tags) or
    Real Estate (Property) Taxes

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:50 PM

  • Mobile Home Registration or
    New Privilege Licences

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Privilege License


A Privilege License is a license allowing a person to do business in the County for a profit.

Businesses outside the incorporated areas of the county are required to obtain a Privilege License through Jackson County Tax Collector's Office. Businesses within the incorporated areas need to contact that city.

1Obtain a Permit for doing business within Jackson County through the Planning Department

  • If the location of the New business is in the correct zoning district, the permit will be issued
  • If not, the owner must present the following PRIOR to attending a Planning Commission hearing for rezoning:
  • Legal Description of business
  • Survey
  • Names and addresses of person residing within a specified radius of the new business location so they can be notified
  • Anything else the Planning Department may ask for

2Present Permit to Tax Collector's Office and:

Average License

  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office
  • Number of Full-Time Employees
  • Amount of Inventory (if applicable)

Daycare, Salons, & Convenience Stores

  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office
  • State License
  • Health Department Permit
  • Tobacco/Beer License from State (if applicable)
  • Number of Full-Time Employees
  • Amount of inventory

Contractors

  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office
  • $2000 Surety Bond made to Jackson County (jobs under $10,000)
  • State License for jobs (over $10,000 plus $2000 Surety bond)
  • Number of employees

Transient Business

  • No building or home to work from
  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office
  • $2000 Surety Bond made to Jackson County
  • $250 first time fee
  • License good for 90 days