DIRECTORY OF SERVICES
The purpose of this directory is to help you easily find information on the wide variety of public services provided by the Town of Pelahatchie. This information is arranged alphabetically by subject, rather than by department, to assist you in finding the right information. We attempted to include answers to the most commonly asked questions and the most commonly needed addresses, phone numbers, etc. However, if you find that the directory does not answer a question you have, please feel free to call any of the departments listed below.
Form of Government: Mayor and Board of Aldermen
City Personnel: Full-time Employees – 26
Population: 1334 (2010 Census)
Web Site Address: www.pelahatchie.org
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF USEFUL INFORMATION
Use the information provided below to locate helpful phone numbers, addresses, location of businesses, churches, etc. Simply scroll down through the letters of the information for which you are searching.
Any vehicle that is illegally parked that constitutes a hazard or obstruction to the normal movement of traffic will be removed. Removal of abandoned vehicles on private property is the sole responsibility of the property owner. For further information, contact the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223.
Contact the Pelahatchie Police Department to report auto accidents. If not injury related, call 601-854-5223. If injuries are involved, call 9-1-1.
Jackson-Evers International Airport, located near I-20 approximately 20 miles east of Pelahatchie. For more information, please contact 601-939-5631, or visit their website at www.jmaa.com.
Mississippi Heat of Pelahatchie Futbol Club
Youth soccer for ages 3 through 13. Contact Dennis White – firstname.lastname@example.org or Kurt Thaw – email@example.com.
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Milltown Park – Currently under construction
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Residents are encouraged to apply for appointment to any of Pelahatchie’s boards and commissions which include: Board of Zoning, Beautification Committee, Parks and Recreation Board. For more information call: 601-854-5224
Permits are required for any new structures, room additions, renovations, etc. Contact the Town of Pelahatchie Zoning Department at 601-854-5224. (Permits can be printed from our home page)
For a complete list of Pelahatchie Businesses visit the business link on this page.
Provided by Comcast. For service, call 866-617-5527
Pelahatchie Baptist Church
300 Church Street
First Apostolic Church
508 Heslep Street
Little Zion United Methodist Church
816 Second Street
Salvation Beautiful Gates
109 Dillard Avenue
Greater New Abundant Life
1207 Second Street
Greater Works Outreach Ministry
205 North Avenue
Pelahatchie Methodist Church
101 Church Street
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
101 Jackson Avenue
First Assembly of God
306 N. Brooks Street
Gateway to Heaven Church
811 College Street
Lackey Memorial Hospital Clinic
519 Second Street
Brewer Health Care Clinic
610 Second Street
Pelahatchie Family Medical Clinic
507 Hwy 80W
Family Health Care Clinic
100 Brooks Street
The Municipal Building will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the offices are closed on Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the offices are closed on Monday.
The Pelahatchie Police Department is concerned with preventing crime and solving problems in partnership with all residents. Officers are available to discuss home/neighborhood/personal security as well as specific topics concerning residents. Contact the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223 for further information.
CRIME REPORTS (NON- EMERGENCY)
Non-emergency crimes may be reported by requesting an officer to respond to your residence or by stopping in at the police department located at 108 Brooks Street.
There are ordinances regulating the owning or harboring of vicious dogs. Contact the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223.
To build a deck, a permit is required. Contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 601-854-5224.
Permits are required for electrical work done to any structure. For more information, contact the Town of Pelahatchie Permit Department at 601-854-5224. (Permits can be printed from the home page)
Electric Service is provided by Entergy Mississippi. For service, call 800-368-3749. www.entergymississippi.com
Southern Pine Electric Power Association. For service, call 601-824-7070. www.spepa.com
For emergency police, medical, or fire services, dial 9-1-1. Emergency personnel will be dispatched immediately. Caller name, address and telephone number appears on a separate screen.
EMERGENCY SANITARY SEWER SERVICE
Emergency service is provided by the Water and Sewer Department. If emergency is during the day, please call 601-854-5224. If emergency is at night, contact the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223.
EMERGENCY STORM SEWER SERVICE
Emergency service is provided by the Water and Sewer Department at 601-854-5224 if during the day. If emergency is at night, contact the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223
EMERGENCY WATER SERVICE
Pelahatchie maintains its own water system. For emergency day service call 601-854-5224. For emergency service in the evening, contact the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223.
Events held in the community include: Easter Egg Hunt, National Crime Night Out, Muscadine Jubilee, Halloween Contest, Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and the Christmas Parade. (Applications for the Christmas Parade and Muscadine Jubilee can be printed from the home page)
A permit is required for all fences. Please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 601-854-5224 for permit information. (Permits can be printed from the home page)
Priority One Bank
528 Second Street
Trustmark National Bank
102 Brooks Street
The Fire Department responds to fires and calls for emergency medical assistance from its fire station centrally located in the city. For emergencies call 9-1-1 and for non emergencies call 601-854-5223.
FIRE HYDRANT REPAIRS
Please contact the Water and Sewer Department at 601-854-5224 to report any hydrant that may be leaking or damaged.
Waste Management, Inc. will pick up garbage placed in bags at residences. No loose garbage will be picked up. Waste containers may be set at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the evening before the scheduled collection day nor left at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. the day following collection. Bulk items should be placed at the curbside along with your cans. For questions regarding collection, please call Waste Management, Inc. at 601-922-6441 or the Water and Sewer Department at 601-854-5224. www.wastemanagement.com
Provided by CenterPoint Energy Entex. For information, please call 800-371-5417. www.centerpointenergy.com
Center home occupations and home offices are permitted by the Town of Pelahatchie Zoning Code. There are restrictions that apply and certain occupations that are prohibited. For further information, contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 601-854-5224.
Crossgates River Oaks
350 Crossgates Blvd.
Scott Regional Hosptal
317 Highway 13 South
River Oaks Hospital
1030 River Oaks Drive
Junk Vehicles shall not be left on public or private property. For more information contact the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223.
Town ordinance prohibits pet owners to allow their animals to run at large in any street, lane, alley, or public ground, or permit the animal to enter any private yard without consent of the owner. No owner or keeper of a dog, cat, or other domestic animal shall abandon that animal. For further information, call the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223.
The Pelahatchie Public Library is located at 718 Second Street. For more information, call 601-854-8764. www.cmrls.lib.ms.us
If you have a complaint about accumulations of litter on private property, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 601-854-5224.
No person shall keep or harbor any animal or fowl and fail to prevent that animal from creating unreasonable noise of such character, intensity, and duration as to unreasonably disturb other residents. Violators may be cited. For more information, contact the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223.
MAPS OF THE TOWN
Small maps of the Town may be picked up free of charge at City Hall.
The Mayor is elected for a four-year term. The Mayor presides at the Council meetings.
Located at 705 Second Street. The offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This facility consists of the City Clerk’s office, Planning & Zoning Department, Utility Billing Office and the Water Department.
The Pelahatchie News
P.O. Box 771
The Rankin County News
207 East Government Street
Excessive sound is prohibited by ordinance. This includes noise of such intensity and duration as to unreasonably disturb the peace and quiet of a residential area. Contact the Police Department at 601-854-5223.
PROHIBITED PARKING PLACES
- On a sidewalk
- In front of a public or private driveway
- Within an intersection
- Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
- On a crosswalk
- Within one foot of another parked vehicle
- Within 30 feet of, and upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control device.
- At any place where signs prohibit stopping, standing or parking, or curbing is painted yellow.
Milltown Park, located at 514 Grimes Street is currently under construction.
Muscadine Park, located across from the fire department at 714 Second Street is a focal point for many community events. The Pavilion can be rented for special occasions.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is located at 143 Campground Road. Camping, swimming and fishing is available for family fun.
PERMITS AND FEES
Contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 601-854-5224 for permit and fee information. Such permits include sheds, garages, commercial building, deck/porch/patio, outdoor antennas, signs, residential building and swimming pools.
All dogs must wear registered tags.
PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT
The planning & Zoning Department reviews all permit applications for sheds, garages, swimming pools, etc. The department is also the liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission. For more information call 601-854-5224. (Applications can be printed from the home page)
POISON CONTROL CENTER
The Post Office is located at 801 Highway 80. www.usps.com
For information regarding property taxes, contact Rankin County Tax Collector at 601-825-1467.
RIGHT OF WAY QUESTIONS
The right of way is a strip of land owned by the Town of Pelahatchie, which usually includes the roadway, the land between the roadway and the sidewalk and 1’ behind the walk or the street and the utility poles. Generally, the right-of-way is a stretch of land 10 – 15 feet from the street. No signs, including garage sale or realtor signs, are to be posted in the right of way. For further information, please contact the Town of Pelahatchie.
SANITARY SEWER SERVICE
Sanitary Sewers are serviced by the Water Department. For further information call 601-854-5224.
The public schools in Pelahatchie are part of the Rankin County School System. The Superintendent’s Office is located at 1220 Apple Park Place, Brandon, Mississippi. For further information call: 601-825-5590. www.rcsd.com.
Pelahatchie Attendance Center
213 Brooks Street
601-854-8135 Grades 4-12
601-854-8060 Grades K4-3
The private school in Pelahatchie is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. (ACSI)
East Rankin Academy
400 Highway 43 South
To report illegally posted signs or to obtain a permit to erect a permanent or temporary sign, call the Planning & Zoning Department at 601-854-5224. Warning, regulatory and informational signs that are placed to control or guide traffic are installed, maintained and repaired by the Street Department.
Report damaged or burned out streetlights to Town of Pelahatchie 601-854-5224.
If you are going to install a swimming pool on your property, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department for a permit at 601-854-5224.
If you have questions concerning your property taxes, please call Rankin County Tax Assessor at 601-825-1470. www.rankincounty.org
Please contact AT&T for any questions regarding telephone service at 1-888-757-6500. www.att.com
There are plenty of opportunities to see theatre and opera productions within driving distance. For more information, please call the following:
Parkway Place Theatre
1075 Parkway Blvd.
Thalia Mara Hall
255 E. Pascagoula Street
411 Riverwind Drive
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Annually, or as need, trees that overhang streets and sidewalks or are near intersections are inspected. If necessary, property owners are notified to trim their trees. Trees should be trimmed so that a cleared height of 9’ is maintained between the lowest branches or foliage and the sidewalk and 14’ above the street.
The Town of Pelahatchie requires that vehicles stored outdoors on private property be roadworthy. To report a violation, contact the Police Department at 601-854-5223.
Readings are entered each month and calculated to generate the billing. The Water Department is open daily Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for lunch). For any questions, please call 601-854-5224.
UTILITY PAYMENTS (CHECK FREE PAY)
The Town of Pelahatchie has contracted with Check Free Pay to accept payments for a majority of billing services. Payments will not be accepted without a bill stub. Some Billers require a processing fee with payments.
If you have been vandalized, please call the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223.
Voters can pick up voter registration forms at Pelahatchie City Hall, 705 Second Street.
Water service is provided by the Town of Pelahatchie Water Department. For service call 601-854-5224. (Applications can be printed from our home page)
Wild animals that are a nuisance should be reported to the Pelahatchie Police Department at 601-854-5223. To report dead animals on public property contact the Street Department at 601-854-5224.
ZONING REGULATIONS AND GENERAL ORDINANCES
Maps, Town of Pelahatchie Ordinances and Regulations are at the City Hall, 705Second Street. For more information, please call the Zoning Department at 601-854-5224.