2016 Mississippi Code
Title 17 - Local Government; Provisions Common to Counties and Municipalities
Chapter 27 - Municipal Historical Hamlet Act
§ 17-27-7. Petition for creation of municipal historical hamlet; requirements

MS Code § 17-27-7 (2016) What's This?

Any inhabitant or inhabitants of any former city, town or village that meets the criteria of a municipal historical hamlet, as defined in Section 17-27-5, and desires to create a municipal historical hamlet, shall prepare a petition and file such petition with the chancery clerk of the county in which such proposed historical hamlet is located or, if the proposed municipal historical hamlet is located in more than one (1) county, the chancery clerk of both counties. The petition shall meet the following requirements:

(a) It shall accurately reference the territory proposed to be a municipal historical hamlet as the former municipal corporation and the date on which that charter was suspended, with the last date of such suspension being before 1945;

(b) It shall set forth the name of the hamlet which is desired;

(c) It shall set forth the number of inhabitants of such territory as per the most recent decennial census; and

(d) It shall be sworn to by one or more of the petitioners and placed on file in the land records of the chancery clerk.

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