Effective August 4, 2020: Citing the need for stronger action to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Mayor Lumumba has signed the Third Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order which orders bars to close for inside service. All bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns, and private clubs located in the City of Jackson shall close, except to the extent that such establishments ONLY provide take-out, pick up, delivery or drive-through services as allowed by law. Businesses found in violation will be shut down for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. Mayor Lumumba has also issued a Mayoral Curfew Order in the City of Jackson effective August 6th at 12 midnight - 5 am for the next five days. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

FAQ Topic: City Government

What does the Public Works Department do?

The Public Works Department contributes to enhancing the quality of life of the citizens of Jackson and visitors through environmentally sensitive and cost effective sustainable infrastructure investment; and by providing high quality service delivery to facilitate public health, safety, environmental stewardship and economic growth.

What does the Personnel Management Department do?

The Personnel Management Department provides a comprehensive program of support for city departments, employees, and the public by implementing human resources policies and practices based on fairness and equality.

What does the Parks & Recreation Department do?

The Parks and Recreation Department enhances the physical and recreational needs of the public by enhancing the quality of life of our patrons and promoting positive, recreational programming through coaching, teaching, mentoring, preserving, protecting, and enhancing its park lands and public green space.

What does the Police Department do?

The Jackson Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency that embraces modern technology along with forming a strong partnership with our citizens and businesses to provide a safer community environment.

What does the Fire Department do?

The Jackson Fire Department provides fire and life safety services to the citizens and visitors of Jackson by implementing aggressive fire suppression, community-based fire safety programs, comprehensive prevention inspections, and pre-emergency planning.

What does the Administration Department do?

The Administration Department provides efficient administrative, technological, and financial support services to citizens, customers, departments, and stakeholders of the City of Jackson in an effort to ensure that effective and needed services are provided to all constituents.

What does the Municipal Clerk’s Office do?

The Department of Municipal Clerk is responsible for all duties statutorily set forth in the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated (MCA), including the following: All Municipal Elections and Voter Registration Keeping and maintaining all official City records Bid Openings Publications City Ordinances Processing of public records requests The Municipal Clerk reports directly to the Mayor and … Continued

What does the City Attorney’s Office do?

The City Attorney’s Office does not provide legal advice to members of the public, instead the City Attorney’s Office provides legal advice, counsel, and representation for the Mayor, City Council members, City officials, and departments in all civil matters regarding the City of Jackson

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