Considering relocation to Hancock County or already made the move?  Welcome!  Below, you’ll find dozens of resources to help simplify your transition to our community.  And to make life even easier, download our Relocation Info PDF.

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Our mild winter climate attracts residents, visitors and loyal snowbirds, who enjoy year-round outdoor activities like fishing, golfing, boating or simply strolling along our beach paths.  The region is also a gardner’s dream, where every season – even winter – is time to plant.

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Hancock County statistics and info that will help you make your move, start up/grow your business.

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Driver’s License & Vehicle Tag

At the Mississippi Dept of Public Safety website, you can renew your driver’s license or find complete information about getting a new one.  You can even renew your car tag on-line now at this site.  Click “more info” for the Hancock County Tax assessor’s web page.

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Hancock County is a incredible place to live and learn. Area schools offer quality public, private and parochial education opportunities, accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education. We also offer a variety of unique educational advantages.

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On our “Employment” page, you’ll find a whole range of resources to help you find the job or career of your dreams.

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Hancock County is home to one of the finest medical facilities on the Gulf Coast – Hancock Medical Center. Click below for a page of other resources that will help keep your life in our community vibrant and healthful.

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In Hancock County, you’ll find a complete range of housing:  budget or luxury apartments or condos, to historic Southern homes to contemporary cottages.  We’ve assembled a complete list of resources to help you become our neighbor!

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With four state-of-the-art facilities, the Hancock County Library system is a shining asset to the community.  Conveniently located in Bay St. Louis, Kiln, Waveland and Pearlington (with a Diamondhead branch coming soon!), you’ll find books, DVDs, books on CD, and fun educational programing for both children and adults.

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Local Government

Our local government partners are ready to serve your needs as citizens – or potential residents and/or business owners – in our Hancock County communities.

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Local Media

Our coast television, cable providers, radio stations, newspapers, magazines and other local publications are proven partners in regional community building.

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Public Services & Utilities

We’ve gathered all the need-to-know contacts to make your move to Hancock County as simple as possible – just click below!  Current residents will also want to bookmark the page for convenience.

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Bike our beach trails, play golf on our award-winning courses and enjoy some of the best fishing in the Gulf.  Visit local attractions, including INFINITY, a world-class science center.  Celebrate at our family festivals and special events!

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Our 300 year history as a diverse and tolerant community includes our spiritual traditions and heritage.  The link below will take you to our member directory, where you may search for places of worship.

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Senior Services

The  Gulf Coast region has been certified as a Mississippi Retirement Community.  Qualifying criteria includes:  affordable cost of living, low taxes, low crime rate, quality medical care, recreation, educational and cultural opportunities – as well as being a “welcoming” community.

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Tax Structure

Mississippi residents benefit from the lowest per capita tax burden in the nation.  Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine rates Mississippi sixth in the country and number one in the Sun Belt for least expensive tax states for retirees.

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Questions? Please Contact (228) 467-9048