Hancock County

Hancock County Press Release 7/21/2020

DEPT OF HEALTH MOBILE TEST SITE HANCOCK COUNTY

Hancock County Facilities Update 5/26/2020

BURN BAN LIFTED HANCOCK COUNTY 05/15/20

Hancock County McLeod Park 05/06/2020

Justice Court 05/04/2020

Hancock County Piers 05/04/2020

McLeod Park Press Release 4/28/20

Tax Assessor Press Release 04/27/2020

Farmers Market 04/24/2020

Hancock County Beach Closure 4/20/20

Hancock County Tax Collector Homestead 4/17/20

Hancock School District 04/13/2020

HCSD Update on COVID-19 School Closure 4/13/20

Hancock County Tax Office Press Release 4/9/20

Hancock County Chancery Clerk Press Release 4/9/20

Hancock County Facility Closures Update 4/7/20

Hancock County Joint Resolution Closures 4/3/20

Hancock County Beach Press Release 3/30/20

Hancock County School District Lunches 03/27/20

Joint Resolution 03.21.2020

CHANCERY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 03/25/20

Homestead New Release 03/24/20

HC Water Sewer 03/24/20

Hancock County JOINT RESOLUTIONS 03/21/2020

McLeod Park Closure 03/21/20

Hancock County Tax Assessor 03/20/20

Hancock County Chancery Court 03/19/20

Hancock County School District Closure 03/19/20

Hancock County Circuit Clerk Office 03/18/20

Hancock County Farmer’s Market Closure 3/18/20

Hancock County Justice Court 03/18/20

Hancock County School Distict Closure Update 3/18/20

Hancock County Veteran Services Office 03/18/20

County Court & Youth Court 03/17/20

Hancock County Justice Court 03/17/20

Hancock County Planning & Zoning 03/17/20

Hancock County Public Facilities 03/17/20

Hancock County Tax Assessor & Collector 03/17/20

Know The Signs & Symptoms Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) & What To Do

Symptoms can be very similar to the flu or cold. If you develop these symptoms or have been in contact with someone know to have COVID-19:

Call the Ochsner COVID-19 Info Line, a free nurse care line.

Ochsner Health Coronavirus Information Hotline: 1-866-703-7790

Hancock County Government Services

Due to the Governor’s Shelter-In-Place Executive Order, all Hancock County Government Offices are being impacted at this time.

Hancock County Board of Supervisors

Currently, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors office is closed to the public. This office is working with limited staff during the closure.

Hancock County Planning  & Zoning Department

Currently, the Hancock County Planning & Zoning Department is open but closed to the public. The office is working with limited staff and is working by phone and appointment only. Please call the office for questions or to make an appointment: 228-467-4157

Hancock County Chancery Clerk

Currently, the Hancock County Chancery Clerk’s Office is open but closed to the public. The office is working with limited staff and is working by phone and appointment only. Please call the office for questions or to make an appointment: 228-467-5406

Hancock County Circuit Clerk

Currently, the Hancock County Circuit Clerk’s Office is open but closed to the public. The office is working with limited staff and is working by phone and appointment only. Please call the office for questions or to make an appointment: 228-467-5265

Hancock County Justice Clerk

Currently, the Hancock County Justice Clerk’s Office is open but is working with limited staff. The office accepts fine payments made by credit/debit cards over the phone @ 1-855-796-5773 or online at  www.hancockjccopay.com. For other questions, please call the office: 228-467-5573

Hancock County Tax Collector/Assessor Office

Currently, the Hancock County Tax Collector/Assessor Office is open to the public but with very limited front-line staff. The office is not allowing the public to enter the building. Staff will assist patrons through the window by the main door. We appreciate your time and patience during this difficult time.

For Homestead Exemption application questions, please call one of the following numbers between the hours of 9AM – 3 PM Monday – Friday:

228-395-1610

228-395-1611

228-395-1606

228-467-5791

The office encourages citizens to use alternate forms of payment methods at this time. Real Estate Property Taxes, Personal Property Taxes, Mobile Home Taxes, and Car Tag Renewals can be paid using our online payment portals. A 3% convenience fee will be added by the Credit Card Payment Processor.

New car tag applications will be processed after April 20th. All late fees will be waived once the office reopens.

All title transfers will be processed after April 20th.

Solid waste bills can be mailed to the Hancock County Tax Collectors Office.

Property Tax Payment Portal

Car Tag Payment Portal

Hancock County Youth Court

Currently, the Hancock County Youth Court is closed to the public.

Prevention & Preparedness

For Individuals

Preventive measures against COVID-19 are the same as those for other respiratory viruses like the flu. To help prevent getting and spreading disease:

  • Stay home if you are sick, and avoid close contact with anyone who is ill.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. When possible, cough, sneeze or blow your nose into a tissue, and throw the tissue away.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after coughing or sneezing, blowing your nose, and using the bathroom. Effective hand washing takes about 20 seconds, and includes cleaning under fingernails, between fingers, and washing the back of hands as well as the front.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often.
  • Stay in good overall health by eating right and staying active. If you are living with diabetes, heart disease or other condition, keep in touch with your doctor and stay current with your treatment.
  • During or before flu season, get a flu shot. Flu vaccination can prevent the flu or make it less severe, and decrease your chance of hospitalization and death. It also keeps you healthier and better able to fight off infections.
  • If you are sick, especially with shortness of breath, cough, fever or similar flu-like symptoms, call a doctor or healthcare provider.

 

For People at High Risk

People at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 are older adults and those with a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. These people should take simple precautions at all times to limit their exposure to others who may be ill:

  • Do not attend gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • Keep more space (6 feet if possible) between you and others as you go through the day.
  • Avoid crowds. When you do go out in public, keep away from others who are sick and limit close contact.
  • Wash your hands often, especially after being in public places.

If COVID-19 begins to spread locally, you should stay home as much as possible. Having a supply of important medications and basic supplies can help.