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Nearly 19 square miles of unincorporated DeSoto County are now part of Olive Branch

Now, the new boundaries extend the city by 50%.

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss — UPDATE 5-28-2021 - Nearly 19 square miles of unincorporated Desoto County are now a part of Olive Branch, effective Friday, May 28, 2021.

18.8 square miles of the county was approved for annexation by a judge on April 27th. This means the City of Olive Branch is now servicing those areas.

You can read the full Facebook post about the annexation from the City of Olive Branch below.

A final decree, regarding annexation, was provided by Judge Percy Lynchard, April 27, 2021. In this decree, Judge Lynchard ruled that the City of Olive Branch would receive approximately 18.8 square miles of unincorporated DeSoto County. The annexation is effective May 28, 2021 which means that all property within the annexed area is now included in the City of Olive Branch. An interactive map can be found at https://maps.desotocountyms.gov/oneview/

The Olive Branch Police and Fire Departments are currently servicing the newly annexed area, as is the Olive Branch Emergency 911 call center. If you have an emergency, please call 911. For after-hours City Utility issues, and for any non-emergency needs, dial 662-895-4111.

There is no change to your current garbage service. Waste Pro will continue to provide garbage collection of the annexed area through September 30, 2023. Trash/rubbish (curbside limbs, etc.) will be collected by Olive Branch on a route basis beginning today, May 28th.

Questions regarding property taxes and/or automobile taxes should be directed to the offices of the Tax Assessor, Jeff Fitch, and Tax Collector, Joey Treadway, or visit www.desotocountyms.gov

We understand this may not answer all the questions you may have, but we hope it does give clarity to many. If you are not already following us on social media, we encourage you to do so. There, we provide real-time information, as well as things of interest about the City. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofob and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cityofob.

We welcome the new residents, businesses, and organizations to the City of Olive Branch and look forward to providing you with the services you expect from a City that’s recognized as one of the Nation's best places to live and raise a family.

Important numbers:

  • Animal Control 662-892-9200
  • City Hall 662-892-9200
  • Fire 662-890-7376 (911)
  • Police 662-892-9400 (911)
  • Public Works 662-893-5249
  • Utilities 662-892-9305

Annexation Information: A final decree, regarding annexation, was provided by Judge Percy Lynchard, April 27, 2021. In...

Posted by City of Olive Branch - Government on Friday, May 28, 2021

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4-6-2021 - Some parts of DeSoto County have now been annexed into Olive Branch.

Now, the new boundaries extend the city by 50%. Olive Branch leaders originally petitioned to annex 41 miles of unincorporated DeSoto County. But DeSoto County supervisors and the city of Hernando objected to the magnitude of the proposed annexation.

The chancellor approved annexing about 18-and-a-half square miles.The new area includes Center Hill, Belmore Lakes, and Bridgeforth Road. These annexed areas were already being serviced by Olive Branch Fire Department.

As Mayor of Olive Branch, I want to welcome you to our website. I hope that you take a few moments to become acquainted with our city