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Where do I buy a car tag / license plate?

Car and truck tags are issued by the Tax Collector. You have 7 working days from the date of purchase to register your vehicle. New residents moving from another state have 30 days to obtain a new plate.  It is helpful to bring your automobile registration and/or title.  New residents from another county in Mississippi can wait until their next renewal to change plates. Tags are usually valid for a period of one year from the date they are issued.

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When I sell my car, do I keep the tag / license plate?

Yes. You may also be eligible for a credit against future taxes. If the tag has not expired, take the tag and your original receipt to the Tax Collector for a credit voucher.

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How is my Solid Waste bill calculated?

Currently, Leake County has an annual fee of $96 that is assessed once a year for each account. The invoices go out once a year in January of each year and are due in full by December 31st of that year. If you have a balance that is carried past December 31st, into the following year, you will not be able to purchase your liscense plate until the balance is paid in full.

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How do I vote absentee?

You can request a ballot up to 45 days in advance through the mail, or you can visit the Circuit Clerk's office.

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How do I register to vote?

In order to register, go to the Circuit Clerk's office.  It is helpful to know your 911 address and social security number. The minimum voting age is 18. You must register at least 30 days prior to any election to be entitled to vote in that election.

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How Do I pay my solid waste bill?

You may pay your Solid Waste account online or you may come into the Leake County Court House, third floor, and pay in person. We accept cash, checks, money orders, Master Card and Discover. There is an extra fee associated with using a credit card.

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How do I obtain a marriage license?

The Circuit Clerk's office issues marriage licenses.  You must bring a blood test receipt dated within the last 30 days, a picture id, and if you are under 21, you must obtain your parent's signature on the registration form.

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How do I obtain a 911 address?

Your 911 address is assigned through the E-911 office.  You may contact them at 601-267-5757. It is helpful to know your nearest street's name and your nearest neighbors. You will also be asked for your previous address and you will be required to fill out a form to establish a solid waste account for Leake County to pick up your solid waste. You are required to come in to the office at 123 North Pearl Street on the west side of the square.

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Do I need a license or a permit to open a business?

Yes. If the business is located inside the city limits, a license will be issued by the city. If the business is outside of the city limits and inside the county, the county Tax Collector will issue your license.

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Are land records open to the public?

Yes, land records are available for public inspection at the Chancery Clerk's office from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

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