VII. Issuing the Patent
A. The property description contained in the application shall be compared
with the description in the appropriate County Certificate Book and County Sales
Book to verify they are precisely identical.
B. The patent shall be prepared completely and accurately and then signed
by the Secretary of State and forwarded to the Governor for his approval and
C. Special patents must also be signed by the Attorney General.
D. The patent shall be recorded in the County Certificate Book and the
County Sales Book.
E. Notification of Tax Assessor and Chancery Clerk
1. The Secretary of State shall forward a letter to the chancery clerk
which contains the following information:
a. The description of the property;
b. The date of the patent;
c. The name of the person or entity to whom the patent was issued; and
d. The amount paid for the property, if any. Miss. Code Ann. § 29-1-83.
2. A copy of the aforementioned letter, together with a copy of the
patent, shall be forwarded to the tax assessor within thirty (30) days of the
date of the patent.
F. The original patent shall be forwarded to the successful applicant (now
the patentee) with instructions that the patent must be recorded within six (6)
months or the patent will be null and void.
G. Unsuccessful applicants for the property, if any, shall be notified of
the cancellation of their respective applications, and those applications shall
be withdrawn, canceled, and filed in the canceled applications file.
Unsuccessful applications shall be retained three (3) years, after which they
may be destroyed.
H. The patent, together with the successful application, transfer request,
or highest bid shall be filed numerically in the permanent patent file.