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Four dogs and 6 cats.
If it has become a nuisance, call the shelter at 662-895-4582 during business hours or call the police department at 662-895-4111 after hours.
Monday through Friday8 am to 5 pm
Saturday8 to 11 am
Yes, all animals including cats are to be on a leash or confined if you live in the city.
Call the shelter and we will have an officer do a welfare check on the animal.
If the shelter is closed, it has to be a problem with an aggressive animal in order to dispatch an officer.
Yes, it is a Mississippi law, but also helps in the return of your lost animal.
Call the Business License clerk at 662-892-9238 for the correct fee amount.
Business Licenses expire every September 30 and must be renewed by September 30 to avoid penalty.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue at 662-449-5150 or their website.
No. The City Attorney represents the City of Olive Branch and its Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and employees regarding their official duties. He does not represent nor can he provide advice to members of the public. However, your search for an attorney may be assisted by reference to the webpage for the Mississippi Bar. The Bar's website contains a link labeled "How to Choose a Lawyer." This resource may prove helpful for finding a local attorney who can assist.
The City of Olive Branch Code of Ordinances is available online and through this website. View the City ordinances currently in effect.
The Mississippi Secretary of State's website contains links to various legal resources, including the Mississippi Code which contains the general laws of the State of Mississippi. The Office of the Attorney General maintains a website containing numerous resources, including an online opinion database.
Finally, the Mississippi State Legislature has a website with a bill status link that allows one to research current and prior legislative sessions. Hopefully, these resources will be of assistance.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue at 662-562-4489.
Apply for Mississippi State Sales Tax number if applicable. Come to City Hall to check for zoning, apply for a business license and submit payment.
Contact the office of the City Clerk at 662-892-9200.
Contact the City Court Clerk, 662-892-9500, and speak with any of the clerks.
The DeSoto County Tax Collector has three offices. You can also renew your current car tags online. Visit the Tax Collector’s webpage for more information.
Marriage License applications are available in the Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
Contact or visit the Tax Assessor.
The Tax Collector accepts current (not delinquent) property taxes.
The Chancery Court Clerk accepts delinquent property taxes.
Yes, for more information contact the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Batesville office at 662-563-6330.
The Board of Supervisors meets regularly on the first Monday of every month. Additional meeting are scheduled as necessary. Contact the County Administrator’s office for the Board of Supervisor’s calendar.
Call the Board of Supervisor’s office at 662-429-5590.
The Highway Patrol has two driver’s license locations in DeSoto County. Visit the Driver’s License page for more information.
The Tax Assessor’s office accepts applications for a homestead exemption from January 2 through April 1 every year.
Public records are available from the City of Olive Branch in accordance with the provisions of State law and local policy, as such may be amended from time to time. The current City Public Records policy and associated request form are available in the "Clerk's downloads" section. Please feel free to contact the City Clerk's office with any questions.
If you were issued a ticket, your court date/time can be found at the bottom of your ticket. The court is held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and begins at 9 am. If you were arrested, you are given a court date and time upon release. Please contact the court office at 662-892-9500 to confirm your court date and time in case it has been changed.
We accept cash, checks (we can not accept out-of-state checks), and money orders. You may choose to make a payment online with a credit card. There is a fee for this service. Pay your traffic tickets online without coming to court.
If you have been arrested for driving while your license was suspended, you can call the Mississippi Department of Driver’s Improvement at 601-987-1224 and they will provide you with the information to have your license reinstated.
The State of Mississippi requires you to have proof of insurance in your car at all times. If you’re stopped and have insurance but do not have a card on your person, you can bring in your insurance to the Court Clerk’s office prior to your court date. If you are able to verify your insurance, a copy will be made for the file and the ticket will be dismissed. If your insurance card is on your phone or any other electronic device, you will need to bring in a printed copy of your card. If you do not purchase insurance, your driver’s license will be suspended for one year or until you provide proof to the Department of Public Safety in Jackson, MS.
Desoto County provides a list and a map of drop-off locations throughout Desoto County. Redirect to the Desoto County website for the Recycling locations.
Call the Engineering Department at 892-9352. If this problem is occurring as a result of an ongoing construction project, call Engineering to request that an inspector take a look at it. Call Public Works at 893-5249, ext 202 if this problem is not a result of an ongoing construction project; call Public Works to request that someone take a look at it.
Call Public Works, 893-5249, ext. 202, or Engineering, 892-9352. We will take your name, address, and phone number and send someone to inspect it.
Call Engineering at 892-9352. We will take your name, address, and phone number and will coordinate with the contractor to get you on the repairs list.
Call Public Works, 893-5249, ext. 202, or Engineering Department, 892-9352. Provide us with the street name and the area the pothole is located and we will either get it on our pothole repair list or contact the developer to repair it if the subdivision is still under development.
Call Public Works, 893-5249, ext. 202, or Engineering Department, 892-9352. We will take your name, phone number and address, and area of concern. If the subdivision is still under development we will send the request to the developer if it is for stop signs or speed limit signs, all other sign requests will be handled as if not under development. If the subdivision is not under development, we will present the request to our City Engineer, Andy D. Swims, for his approval of the street signs.
Call the Engineering Department at 892-9352. We will take your information: name, address, phone number, and the nature of your request-such as too much speeding-etc. We will present your request to the City Engineer for his approval.
Call the Engineering Department at 892-9352. We will first check to see if your area has a sewer service line. If so, we will forward you to the utility department to discuss putting in an application to begin sewer service and paying the connection fee. You will be required to hire your own plumbing contractor to connect a line from your home to our sewer line.
Call Public Works, 893-5249, ext. 202, or Engineering Department, 892-9352. We will take your name, address, and phone number and send someone to inspect it.
Call the Engineering Clerk at 662-892-9352 to request. We will then place traffic monitors for a 24-hour period. If the results show that 85% of the traffic's speed exceeds the posted limit by 5 or more mph (must be 25 mph speed limit), must have more than 400 vehicles per day, and have (3) or more speed-related accidents within the past 3 years. We will allow the requester to obtain signatures on a petition and provide the requester with this and other necessary documents, forms, etc. 75% of the homeowner's signatures will need to be obtained to receive installation approval.
Call the Engineering Clerk at 892-9352 to request. We will send you a petition to obtain 75% of the homeowner's signatures to receive approval to have the speed bumps removed.
Each Olive Branch Fire Department Engine Company has at least one certified Emergency Medical Technician on board. Firefighters can be on the scene in an average of fewer than 6 minutes. This quick response allows for life-saving care to begin on a sick or dying patient before an ambulance arrives.
Please see the OBFD Employment page for employment information.
No, all personnel in the operations division are full-time Firefighters.
Call Fire Administration at 662-890-7376. Tell us the incident for which you need a report. Be sure to include your name, the date of the incident, and the address of the incident.
Call Chief Johnny Eason at 662-890-7316.
You can visit our Fire Education pages for safety information and kids games, as well as information on fire safety in your home. Contact information is provided should you desire to speak with a Fire and Life Safety Inspector.
Open burning in the City of Olive Branch is not allowed except for contractors who are burning for the purpose of clearing off the land for a construction project.
Leaves and yard debris should be taken to the street for pick up by the City's rubbish truck.
The fees vary depending on the request and types of data.
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Permits are needed for all of the following:
A permit must be applied for to insure that the new fence meets the requirements of the City's Zoning Ordinance. A fence permit can be applied for at the Building Department offices.
No, silt fences are required only on lots where grass has been removed.
In order to construct an accessory structure, a permit must be applied for at the Building Department offices. The permit application process ensures that the potential structure does not interfere with any utility easements and that the placement of the structure is in accordance with zoning and building regulations.
Contact the Building Department offices at 662-892-9333 before 4 pm to schedule an inspection for the next business day.
No, a permit is not required if you are having the garage sale at your residence. A permit is necessary if you are having the sale at a commercial location.
The Mayor and Board of Alderman passed an ordinance adopting the following building codes:
The Planning Commission is made of seven Commissioners, which includes a Chairman who is in charge of the meetings. Those monthly meetings are held to process applications from land owners requesting changes in a particular subdivision's zoning text, to change from one zoning designation to another, or subdivide currently owned property for the purpose of developing it, and other necessary miscellaneous requests. The Planning Commission's function is to make a recommendation to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen with reference to the applications that have been processed. The final decision rests with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Board of Adjustment also consists of seven members, including a Chairman who is in charge of the meetings. Those monthly meetings are held to process applications from land owners requesting changes and or variances in existing City of Olive Zoning Regulations. The requests also include temporary allowances of certain functions to take place for requested periods of time, and within particular zoning designations. The requests are known as Conditional Use Permit and Variance requests, the final decisions with reference to the applications submitted rests with this Board unless that decision is appealed to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
The purpose of the notice is to inform you about the request from a homeowner located within 500 feet of your property. This gives you the opportunity to either support or object to the request, you may choose not to attend the meeting. You will be given the opportunity to speak at the meeting if you desire, with the length of time to be determined by the Chairman. Board of Adjustment meetings is open to the general public.
The City of Olive Branch parking ordinance states that all vehicles shall be parked on an impervious surface. Vehicles are not allowed to be parked on the lawn. Parking on the street is allowed for a time period of 48 hours. Junk vehicles, as defined by the City of Olive Branch, are vehicles without current tags, current inspection stickers, or that are clearly inoperable. Any vehicle that meets the criteria for a junk vehicle must be parked in a completely enclosed building or garage.
The City of Olive Branch cleans or cuts properties under Mississippi Code section 21-19-11. This code requires the City to set a public hearing date at a regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen and requires that we give the property owner substantial notice of the public hearing. The public hearing must also be held at a regular meeting of the Board of aldermen. To complete the required process, takes about eight weeks.
The City of Olive Branch's ordinance relating to signs prohibits the use of portable signs, or signs that are not permanently affixed to the ground or a building. There are a few exemptions to this ordinance including, but not limited to, political signs, real estate or "for lease" signs, and public signs.
The total for a residential fence permit is $36.
State firearm permits are issued through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and are processed locally at the district Mississippi Highway Patrol Sub-Stations. The two nearest MHP Sub-Stations for the Olive Branch area are located at Batesville and New Albany. The Batesville location processes firearm permits on Mondays and Tuesdays (8 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3 pm) - phone number 662-563-6400. The New Albany location processes firearm permits on Tuesdays through Thursdays (8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm) - phone number 662-534-8619. View the State Firearms Permit website.
Mississippi has reciprocal firearm permit agreements with: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
The local Mississippi Department of Public Safety Driver's License office is located at 6569 Highway 305 next door to the B. J. Chain Public Library in Olive Branch. Their phone number is 662-890-7211.
Mississippi vehicle tags can be purchased from the DeSoto County Tax Collector's office, located at 6597 B. J. Chain Drive in Olive Branch, next to the Olive Branch City Park. Their phone number is 662-469-8032.
Fingerprints can be done at the Olive Branch Police Department, located at 10470 Highway 178, each Wednesday (9 am to 11 am and 12 pm to 2 pm). Persons requiring fingerprints for job opportunities will need to obtain a fingerprint card(s) from their prospective employer and bring them with you to the Police Department. Cost is $10 for one card, $3 for each additional card. Cash or Check only. Please bring identification.
There are two minor medical centers located in Olive Branch. (1) Baptist Minor Medical located at 8990 Germantown Road - phone 662-893-1160 (open 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm, except Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) and (2) Methodist/Le Bonheur Minor Medical located at 5480 Goodman Road - phone 662-893-9800 (open 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm).
The City of Olive Branch Animal Shelter/Control office is located at 7100 Stateline Road east of Highway 178. The shelter is open Monday through Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm. The phone number is 662-895-4582.
Underground natural gas pipelines are the safest mode of energy transportation.
Natural gas is odorless, tasteless and colorless. City of Olive Branch adds an odorant that is called mercaptan that is very recognizable to smell.
Do not operate electric switches. Do not use the home telephone. Evacuate immediately to a safe distance, then use a cell phone or neighbor's phone to make the emergency call, 662-893-5209 or 911.
50 years old and older.
At this time, there is no restriction.
The Senior Center does not charge for any activities.
The exercise equipment is available at any time when the Senior Center is open except during Yoga class times and Chair Aerobics.
The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. We do not follow the school's inclement weather policy, typically we are open. The Senior Center does observe the municipal holidays; every effort is made to post those holidays in advance. If in doubt, please call the center at 662-890-7182.
The Senior Center does not provide transportation.