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    UTILITY HOOK UP
    Anyone establishing residency in Rankin County must contact E911 at 601-825-1499 prior to getting any utilities connected. Once this procedure is completed and your address is certified, you will be given a form and then you contact utility companies for service.

    CABLE TELEVISION AND INTERNET
    Comcast Cable.................. 800-266-2278
    DIRECTV........................... 855-463-7359; http://www.directvdeals.com/contact-us/

    ELECTRIC
    Central Electric.................. 601-829-1201
    Entergy.............................. 800-368-3749
    Southern Pine Electric....... 601-824-7070

    GAS
    Atmos Energy Services..... 601-961-6900
    CenterPoint Energy........... 601-936-0222
    Willmut Gas & Oil Co......... 601-939-3275

    TELEPHONE
    AT&T.................................. 888-757-6500; http://www.attinternetservice.com/
    DIRECTV........................... 855-463-7359; http://www.directvdeals.com/contact-us/
    Windstream Mississippi..... 866-445-3402

    GARBAGE COLLECTION
    If you establish residence within a municipality, you will need to contact city hall for garbage collection dates. If you are located outside a municipality call: Rankin County Waste Management at 601-825-9213.

    DRIVERS LICENSE
    Motorists must obtain a Mississippi driver’s license within 60 days of moving to the state. You will be required to surrender your out-of state license in order to obtain your new MS license. If you have an unexpired out-of-state license, only the written and eye test are required and may be taken at the following Rankin County locations:

    Pearl - Troop C Building
    3158 Hwy 468
    Pearl, Mississippi
    601-420-6342


    For additional information, contact:
    Mississippi Department of Public Safety
    601-987-1212 or www.dps.state.ms.us

    AUTO TAGS & STICKERS
    New residents must purchase Mississippi auto tags within 30 days of establishing residency.
    Rankin County Tax Collector Office
    Rankin County Court House Annex
    Brandon, Mississippi
    601-825-1467

    A tag must be purchased for a new car within 5 WORKING DAYS of purchase. These tags must be renewed each year on the anniversary date. If you move to Rankin County from within the state, keep your old tag until it expires.

    VOTING QUALIFICATIONS
    A person must be registered 30 DAYS prior to an election in order to vote in Mississippi or Rankin County and must:
    • be a citizen of the United States
    • be 18 years of age on or before election
    • be a resident of the election precinct for 30 days

    VOTER REGISTRATION
    A person can either register within the city of his residence or at the following location:
    Rankin County Courthouse
    Circuit Clerk’s Office
    Brandon, Mississippi
    Phone: 601-825-1466
    www.rankincounty.org

    Registration at either location will ensure dual registration for municipal and countywide election.

    MAIL-IN VOTER REGISTRATION
    Applications may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office, 601-359-6357, local post offices or local libraries. Following completion of the application, it must be mailed to:
    Rankin County Circuit Clerk
    P.O. Box 1599
    Brandon, Mississippi 39043

    MARRIAGE LICENSE
    License issued after a 3 DAY waiting period for receipt of blood test results from an approved Mississippi lab. Proof of birth date and results of blood test must be made within 30 days of application. No license issued for party under 21 years of age except with parental consent. For more information, contact:
    Rankin County Courthouse
    Circuit Clerk’s Office
    Brandon, Mississippi 39042
    Phone: 601-825-1466
    www.rankincounty.org

    SOCIAL SECURITY
    Social Security Administration
    McCoy Federal Building
    100 West Capitol Street
    Jackson, Mississippi
    1-800-772-1213
    General information call: 601-965-5731

    RANKIN COUNTY HOSPITALS
    Merit Health Rankin.................601-825-2811
    Merit Health River Oaks..........601-932-1030

    RANKIN COUNTY LIBRARIES
    Brandon Public Library..........601-825-2672
    Florence Public Library.........601-845-6032
    G. Chastain Flynt Memorial Library.....601-919-1911
    Pearl Public Library............601-932-2562
    Pelahatchie Public library......601-845-6032
    Puckett Public Library..........601-825-6801
    Reservoir Public Library........601-992-2539
    Richland Public Library.........601-932-1846
    Sandhill Public Library.........601-829-1653

    CITY HALLS
    Brandon City Hall..............601-825-5021
    Florence City Hall.............601-845-2462
    Flowood City Hall..............601-939-4243
    Pearl City Hall................601-932-3500
    Pelahatchie City Hall..........601-854-5224
    Puckett City Hall..............601-825-8074
    Richland City Hall.............601-932-3000

    EMERGENCY
    In case of emergency......... Dial 911

    LAW ENFORCEMENT
    Brandon Police.................601-825-7225
    Florence Police................601-845-7508
    Flowood Police.................601-932-5400
    Pearl Police...................601-939-7000
    Puckett Police.................601-825-8074
    Rankin County Sheriff..........601-825-1480
    Richland Police................601-932-3100

    CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
    Rankin County.....................601-825-2268
    www.rankinchamber.com
     
    Flowood...........................601-932-8007
    www.flowoodchamber.com
     
    Pearl.............................601-939-5883
    www.pearlms.org
     
    Rankin First Economic Development
    601-825-2268
    http://rankinfirst.com/
     
    Richland Economic Development Association (REDA)
    601-420-3401
     
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