An employee working in the Desoto County Government Administration Building tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been hospitalized but is quarantined. According to the press release from the Desoto County Board of Supervisors, the employee does not generally work with the public.

The Desoto County Administration Building will be closed to the public and employees Tuesday, April 7, to allow for outside crews to sanitize the entire building.  The building will reopen to essential employees only at 8:00 am, April 8. Employees will have their temperature checked at the door and will be given masks. The building will be closed to the public through April 19.

Essential county services will continue through April 19 with the following modifications:

  • Homestead Exemption: Through April 19, residents can go to the administration building and call a phone number that will be posted on the door for assistance. Homestead Exemptions applications will be accepted through May 1.
  • Vehicle Registration: Renewals can be completed via mail or online by going to There are also drop boxes at the Olive Branch office located at 6597 BJ Chain Drive. Another office is located in Southaven at 8525 Hwy 51 North.
  • New Vehicle Registration: Customers go to either the Southaven or Olive Branch location. Once there, they need to call the number on the door for assistance.
  • The DeSoto County Courthouse will remain open. Access is restricted to only parties involved in court proceedings. Please contact your attorney or the court administrator for further details.