CITY CLERK & TAX DIVISION
Located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, this office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
City Clerk: Kermas Eaton
200 Forrest Street
Post Office Box 1898
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1898
The City Clerk/Tax Division is responsible for records, voter registration, privilege tax licensing, garage sale permits and ordinances.
You may register to vote at City Hall or the Circuit Clerk’s office for elections at the municipal, county, state and federal level. All voter registration information is obtained from the Circuit Clerk’s Office, which is available from the statewide voter registration system.
To register, a form can be filled out and/or downloaded via the link below:
We also have mail-in forms which may be obtained by calling 601-545-4550 or by contacting the designated circuit clerk’s offices below:
Forrest County Circuit Clerk’s Office
Lamar County Circuit’s Office
PRIVILEGE TAX LICENSE
All business are required to procure a license to engage in business in the city. The basic information needed to obtain a license is the number of employees and/or the wholesale value of the inventory. Additional information may be needed for specific businesses such as pawn shops, contractors, etc.
To submit an application for your privilege tax license, please fill out the form below and return it to the 2nd Floor of City Hall.
GARAGE SALE PERMITS
Garage sale permits may be obtained after completing a brief application. The applicant must be the legal owner or occupant of the property where the sale will be held. Two sales per calendar year are allowed without a fee. Each permit, when issued, shall authorize a sale to not exceed two consecutive days and must occur only on the dates specified on the permit.
No sales are allowed on Sunday or before 8 a.m.
PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION
City property taxes are collected by the county tax collector’s office in the county in which the property is located.
If you live in Forrest County:
Questions regarding the payment of city taxes in Forrest County should be addressed to the Forrest County Tax Collector’s Office 601-582-8228 and questions regarding the value of the property or homestead exemption in Forrest County should be addressed to the Forrest County Tax Assessor’s Office 601-545-6130.
If you live in Lamar County:
Questions regarding the payment of city taxes and the value of the property or homestead exemption in Lamar County should be addressed to the Lamar County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office 601-544-4410 or 601-794-1020.