Civic Groups

B.J. Chain/1st Regional Library

Provides materials and services to help residents obtain information, meeting their personal, educational, and professional needs. Mary Agnes Ledbetter, Head Librarian, 662-895-5900 www.first.lib.ms.us.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 155 meets once a week on Monday nights from 6:30pm to 8pm at Mineral Wells United Methodist Church 7395 Stateline Rd in Olive Branch.Fred Allen 662-895-5833.

Civitan Club

Building good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Cynthia Earhart. 901-517-7001 or 1-800-civitan.

Community Foundation of Northwest MS

Helping donors to achieve their charitable purposes without the administrative burden of maintaining their own foundation. Tom Pittman, CEO/President, 315 Losher Street Hernando, MS 38632. 662-449-5002

DeSoto County Literacy Council

The Council provides competent and confidential tutoring to DeSoto County residents. 2601 Elm St. Hernando, MS 38632 662-429-2354 desotolit@hotmail.com

DeSoto Health & Wellness Center

Providing primary health care and health educational services to the working uninsured citizens of DeSoto County. 7181 Delta Bluff Parkway, Walls, MS 662-781-0038.

DeSoto Sunrise Homes, Inc.

A non-profit, 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt, provides services to children and adolescents who are “at risk” of developing delinquent behaviors. 1259 Stateline Road E. Southaven, MS 38671 662-342-0155.

Friends of the B.J. Chain Library

A group of volunteers who support the library staff in whatever task they propose. Contact Sarah Camp 662-895-5633.

Golden Branches

Provides for the recreational, educational, and fellowship well-being of the senior citizens of Olive Branch and the surrounding community. Missy Powell, Coordinator 662-890-7182.

Hernando Desoto Habitat for Humanity

Allowing working people who have no other opportunities to own a home the chance at building their lives and protecting their families. Marcus Manning, President, 662-449-5002

House of Grace

Domestic Violence Shelter and Support Groups – Mission is to offer a way out for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assualt; 24-Hour Crisis Hot Line 662-342-1432 Contact Lorine Cady, Executive Director at 662-342-1889.

Lifeblood

A full-service blood center and an educational resource which is responsive to the needs of Mid-South patients, donors, healthcare facilities, and medical professionals. Call 662-349-0662.

Lion’s Club

Has been offering citizens the opportunity to give something back to their community since 1943. For more information, please visitwww.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.shtml.

Mid-State Opportunity

A non-profit organization, which provides case management services assistance to low-income families. 9607 Hwy 178 Olive Branch, MS 38654. Hours 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch. Call 662-895-4153.

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi

Our mission is to develop, promote, and support volunteerism in Desoto County and Northwest Mississippi. We work to match volunteers with non-profit organizations. If you would like to find out more about volunteering in your community or would like to list your volunteer opportunities with us, contact Anna Dickerson, Director of Volunteer Northwest Mississippi at 662-449-5002 or email us at volunteer@cfnm.org. Visit our website at www.volunteernwms.org.

Olive Branch Arts Council

Mission is to promote an appreciation of the arts in the Olive Branch Community. For more information please call 662-404-2787 or visit www.obarts.com.Olive Branch Community Thrift ShopProvides the Olive Branch Community an opportunity to purchase used clothing at a nominal price and to provide clothing on an emergency basis. 662-895-2913

Olive Branch Emergency Food Ministry

Assists the Olive Branch Community with food needs in time of emergency or economic crisis. 10947 Highway 178 Olive Branch, MS 38654 Open Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 662-895-2913

Olive Branch Heroes Fund

We believe it is our civic duty to have funds available to help families in their time of crisis and to better equip our heroes in their calling to serve our community. www.obheroesfund.com

Olive Branch Humane Society

A non-profit organization, allowing for 100% tax deductible donations. For more information, please call 662-895-5328 or visit www.obpets.petfinder.com.

Olive Branch Old Towne Preservation & Development Association

Creates an atmosphere within the Olive Branch Old Towne Business District consistent with the preservation of its historical character while at the same time stimulating the economic growth and development of the area. For more information please call 662-892-0888 or visit www.olivebrancholdtowne.com

Olive Branch Shriner’s Club

Serving mankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Call 662-895-9919 or go to www.shriners.org

Olive Twigs

Consists of four groups, the Cultural, Philanthropic, Humanitarian, and Hospitality Groups whose purpose is to strive to create civic interest in the community and to help finance projects that benefit the community.

Rotary Club

Local service club of business and professional leaders. Go to www.olivebranchrotary.com

Sacred Heart Southern Missions

Strives to extend the Reign of God in the nine northern counties of Mississippi by giving witness through presence and compassionate service in parish, education, and social ministries. 662-893-0255

Who to Call

AIRPORTS

Memphis International

901-922-8000

Olive Branch 662-895-2978

AMBULANCE

Olive Branch Fire Department

662-895-4111

ANIMAL CONTROL

Olive Branch 662-895-4582

After Hours and Emergencies

662-895-4111

ARTS COUNCIL

Olive Branch 662-404-2787

www.obarts.com

AUTOMOBILE TAGS

Olive Branch 662-469-8032

Automobile licenses must be purchased annually and are due during the month in which the vehicle was purchased. For new residents, Mississippi state law requires that automobiles be registered within 30 days of establishing residence. Vehicles purchased new or used from a dealer or individual must be registered within seven days. In all cases, license plates must reflect the county of residence of the registered owner.

BIRTH & DEATH CERTIFICATES

Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics

601-576-7981

BUILDING PERMITS

Olive Branch 662-892-9331

BUSINESS LICENSES

Olive Branch 662-892-9238

CABLE TELEVISION

Comcast Cable 901-259-2225

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Olive Branch 662-895-2600

www.olivebranchms.com

CITY COURT CLERK

Olive Branch 662-892-9500

CITY ENGINEER

Olive Branch 662-892-9351

CITY OF OLIVE BRANCH

662-892-9200

www.obms.us

CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT

662-892-9341

CONGRESSMAN, U.S.

Trent Kelly

662-449-3090

2565 Caffet Street, #200

Hernando, MS 38632

CRIMESTOPPERS

DeSoto County 662-429-8477

CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER

Customer Service Director

Janice Foster 662-895-9291

DESOTO EDUCATION

DeSoto County Schools

662-429-5271

www.desotocountyschools.org

DRIVERS LICENSE

New residents of Mississippi must apply for a driver’s license within 60 days. If the applicant has a valid out-of-state license, only a rules, signs and eye test is required. If the applicant’s out-of-state license has expired, a road test may be required. A Social Security card must be shown.

Olive Branch, 662-890-7211

Nesbit 662-429-1353

DESOTO COUNTY TOURISM

Kim Terrell, Executive Director

4716 Pepper Chase Dr.

Southaven, MS

www.sodesoto.com

DESOTO HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER

662-781-0038

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

Northcentral Miss. Elec. Power Assoc 662-895-2151

Emergencies (night-weekend-holiday) 662-838-2151

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Olive Branch Dispatcher

(Fire or Ambulance) 662-895-4111

Station 1 662-895-9611

Station 2 662-895-9612

Station 3 662-895-9613

Station 4 662-895-9614

GARBAGE COLLECTION

(Not Trash) 662-892-9305

GOLF COURSES

Cherokee Valley 662-893-4444

O.B. Country Club 662-895-6525

Plantation 662-895-3530

Wedgewood 662-895-7490

HANDICAP DECALS

To obtain a Handicap Decal for your automobile, contact the DeSoto County Tax Collector’s Office at 662-469-8030.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINIC

Hernando 662-429-9814

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

DeSoto County 662-469-8029

If you are buying or own a home and occupy it as your primary residence, you may be eligible for Homestead Exemption. To apply for Homestead Exemption, you need to go to the Tax Assessor’s office in Hernando and bring the following: a copy of your recorded warranty deed, social security numbers for you and your spouse if you are married, and your closing or settlement statement. Applications for exemption can only be accepted during the months of January, February and March of each year.

HUMANE SOCIETY (not the City of Olive Branch Animal Shelter)

7190 Old Hwy 78

Olive Branch 662-895-5328

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE

Ken Adams

Billy Lantrip

Brad Russell

Karen Sanders

Larry Vaughn

662-393-5810

LANDERS CENTER

Southaven, MS

662-280-9120 or 888-280-9120

LIBRARY

B.J. Chain

Olive Branch 662-895-5900

LITERACY COUNCIL

2061 Elm St.

Hernando 38632 662-429-2354

MARRIAGE LICENSES

Applications for marriage licenses are made at the DeSoto County Circuit Clerk’s office, 662-469-8007.

MAYOR, OLIVE BRANCH

Scott Phillips 662-892-9201

METRO INDUSTRIAL PARK

Olive Branch 662-260-7200

NATURAL GAS SERVICE

City of Olive Branch 662-893-5209

After hours emergencies 662-895-4111

Locate underground lines 1-800-227-6477

Billing 662-892-9300

NEWSPAPERS

DeSoto Appeal 901-333-2021

DeSoto Times Tribune 662-429-6397

NORTHWEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

662-342-1570

OLD TOWNE ASSOCIATION

Main Street Director, Dee Dee Erfurdt

662-893-0888

901-517-2396

PARKS & RECREATION

Olive Branch 662-893-5219

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

662-892-9334

POISON CONTROL

800-222-1222

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief Don Gammage 662-892-9400

Dispatcher (Emergency / Report Crime)

662-895-4111 or 911

POST OFFICE

Olive Branch 662-890-5493

PROPERTY TAX, Desoto County Tax Collector

DeSoto County, Olive Branch

662-469-8032

PUBLIC WORKS STREETS & DRAINAGE

662-893-5200

SCHOOLS

Chickasaw Elementary School
Margaret Wixon 662-895-6664

Olive Branch Elementary School
Sunnie Barkley 662-895-2256

DeSoto Central Elementary School
Brenda Wilkinson 662-349-6234

DeSoto Central Middle School
Chad White 662-349-6660

DeSoto Central High School
Charlie Tipton 662-536-3612

Center Hill Elementary School
Rebecca Dearden 662-890-7705

Center Hill Middle/High School
George Loper 662-890-2490

Olive Branch Intermediate
Claudette Smith 662-893-1221

Olive Branch Middle School
662-895-4610

Olive Branch High School
Allyson Killough 662-893-3344

Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Jamie Loper 662-890-9654

Overpark Elementary School
Lisa Love 662-890-8745

Lewisburg Elementary School
Gloria Hopkins 662-895-8750

Lewisburg Middle/High School
Jimmy Brady 662-890-6708

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

DeSoto County

Cory Uselton 662-429-5271

SOCIAL SERVICES

DeSoto Sunrise Homes 662-342-0155

Olive Branch Emergency Food Ministry
662-895-2913

Palmer Home For Children
Hernando Campus 662-449-2400

Sacred Heart Southern Mission
662-893-0255

Thrift Shop
662-895-2913

Mid-State Opportunities
662-895-4153

SENATORS, U.S.

Thad Cochran 662-236-1018

Roger Wicker 662-429-1002

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

DeSoto County 662-469-8500

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

1-800-268-2678

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Olive Branch 1-866-739-4771

M-F 9-4

www.ssa.gov

STATE SENATE

District 1, Chris Massey 601-359-3250 cmassey@senate.ms.gov

District 2, Dr. David Parker 601-359-2886 dparker@senate.ms.gov

STATE TAX COMMISSION

662-562-4489

STREET LIGHTS

662-895-0036

SUPERVISORS – DESOTO COUNTY

District 1 – 662-469-8002 Jessie Medlin

District 2 – 901-238-1600 Mark Gardner

TAX COLLECTOR

Joey Treadway 662-469-8032

All property and personal property taxes (county, city and school) are collected by the DeSoto County Tax Collector Olive Branch.

TELEPHONE SERVICE

CenturyTel 662-895-1234

Repair, 24 hr 800-824-2877

To locate underground cables

800-227-6477

http://www.centurylinkdeals.com/existing-customer.html

TRASH PICK-UP

(Not Garbage) 662-893-5209

UNDERGROUND LINES

To locate all underground lines call:

MS One Call 1-800-227-6477

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

Senatobia 662 562-4485

WIN Job Center 662-342-4002

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI DESOTO CENTER

662-342-4765

VOTER REGISTRATION

Residents in the City of Olive Branch may register at City Hall, 662-892-9211. Residents living in the county must register at the Circuit Clerk’s office in Hernando, 662-469-8007.

www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/voterregistration

WATER & SEWER SERVICE

City of Olive Branch 662-893-5249

Billing Questions 662-892-9305

After hours emergencies 662-895-4111

Local Map

Map of Olive Branch, MS

Voter Registration

Ward Map

Schools and Attendance Zones

Olive Branch Schools

Chickasaw Elementary School

Margaret Wixon 662-895-6664

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/ces/

Olive Branch Elementary School

Sunnie Barkley 662-895-2256

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/obe/

DeSoto Central Elementary School

Brenda Wilkinson 662-349-6234

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/dce/

DeSoto Central Middle School

Chad White 662-349-6660

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/dcm/

DeSoto Central High School

Charlie Tipton 662-536-3612

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/dch/

Center Hill Elementary School

Rebecca Dearden 662-890-7705

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/che/

Center Hill Middle/High School

George Loper 662-890-2490

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/chms/

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/chhs/

Olive Branch Intermediate

Claudette Smith 662-893-1221

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/obi/

Olive Branch Middle School

Danny Freeze 662-895-4610

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/obm/

Olive Branch High School

Kyle Brigance 662-893-3344

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/obh/

Pleasant Hill Elementary School

Jamie Loper 662-890-9654

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/phe/

Overpark Elementary School

Lisa Love 662-890-8745

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/oes/

Lewisburg Elementary School

Gloria Hopkins 662-895-8750

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/les/

Lewisburg Middle/High School

Jimmy Brady 662-890-6708

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/lms/

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/lhs/

Desoto County School Attendance Zones

Property Taxes

Olive Branch Housing Facts

Homes sold in Olive Branch in 2007 950 (376 new construction)
Median price of a home in 2007 $256,000
Houses sold in the $0-199,999 range 550
Houses sold in the $200,000-299,999 range 263
Houses sold as $300,000 & UP 167

Property Tax Example

$100,000 Property
x 10%
$10,000 x .09870 = $987.00
– $300.00 Homestead Exemption
$687.00 County Taxes
$10,000 x .03850 = +$385.00 City Taxes
$1072.00 Total County & City Taxes per year

Contact Us

  • 662-892-9200
  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654

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