2010 Mississippi Code
Chapter 7 - Landlord and Tenant.
89-7-31 - Issuance of summons.

§ 89-7-31. Issuance of summons.

On receiving such affidavit, the county judge, justice, mayor, or other officer shall issue a summons, directed to the sheriff or any constable of the county, or the marshal of the city, town, or village wherein the premises, or some part thereof, are situated, describing the premises, and commanding him to require the person in possession of the same or claiming the possession thereof, forthwith to remove therefrom, or to show cause before the justice or other officer, on a day to be named not less than three nor more than five days from the date of the summons, why possession of the premises should not be delivered to the applicant. 

Sources: Codes, 1857, ch. 41, art. 29; 1871, § 1649; 1880, § 1335; 1892, § 2549; 1906, § 2887; Hemingway's 1917, § 2385; 1930, § 2228; 1942, § 950.

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