Atlanta, GA asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi

Q: Does a county Board of Supervisors(Lamar County, MS) have the right to tell a property owner to clean up their property

If the property has debris, trash, nonrunning equipment and parts, old campers, broken vehicles, etc., can the Supervisors order the clean up of the property of place a fine or tax on the property owner. The property is outside city limits by about 3 miles.

1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Yes. The County Board of Supervisors may follow the statute to mandate that the property be cleaned at the owner's expense, and if the property is not cleaned, then the County can go in and clean the property and bill the owner.

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