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Tax Collector Topics:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568

Physical Locations:

Pascagoula (Main) Office  
2915 Canty Street
Pascagoula, MS

West Jackson County Office
Jackson County Tax & Health Bldg.
6912 N. Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS

Phone Number:

Fax Numbers:

Monday- Friday

Vehicle Registration (Tags)
Real Estate (Property) Taxes

8 am - 4:50 pm

Mobile Home Registrations
New Privilege LIcense

8 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.

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

Click here for the Business Permit Application (pdf)

If the location of the "new" business is: 

In the correct zoning district the Permit will be issued 

Not in the correct zoning district, the owner must present the following PRIOR to attending a Planning Commission hearing to get the district rezoned:

              1. Legal description of business
              2. Survey
              3. Names and addresses of persons residing within a specified radius of "new" business location so they can be notified
              4. Anything else the Planning Department may ask for

 2.   Present Permit to Tax Collector's Office and:

Average License

  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office

  • Number of employees (Full-time)

  • Amount of inventory (if applicable)

Daycares, Salons, and Convenience Stores

  • Permit from Planning

  • State License

  • Health Department Permit

  • Tobacco/Beer License from State (if applicable)

  • Number of full-time employees

  • Amount of inventory


  • Permit from Planning

  • $2,000 Surety Bond made to Jackson County (jobs under $10,000)

  • State License for jobs (over $10,000 plus $2,000 Surety Bond)

  • Number of employees

Transient Business

  • No building or home to work from

  • Permit from Planning

  • $2,000 Surety Bond made to Jackson County

  • $250 first time fee

  • License good for 90 days