By law the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors are required to appoint a county administrator. The administrator is the Chief Executive Officer of the county and is responsible for carrying out and administering the policies, orders, resolutions and regulations adopted by the board. Some of the duties the administrator is ... Read More »

Accounting/Business Office

The Chief Financial Officer heads the county’s Accounting Department. Duties include responsibility for funds received, expended and invested  as controlled by the Board of Supervisors. This includes managing the budget and preparing and maintaining the financial records of the county.  Chief Financial Officer Davis W. Basinger is a Certified Public Accountant ... Read More »

Building Inspection

Contact:Charles Culpepper662-329-5860 ... Read More »

Buildings & Grounds

Oliver UsseryBuildings and Grounds 662-329-5859 502 2nd Avenue NorthP.O. Box 1364Columbus, MS 39703 ... Read More »

Emergency Management

Columbus Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency coordinates the local government’s role in planning for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to and recovering from all disasters whether natural disasters such as weather-related incidents or man-made disasters such as chemical spills or radiological releases from power plants. Our mission is to ... Read More »


Lowndes County is required by law to maintain a central purchasing department. This purchasing department is responsible for purchasing all equipment, supplies, services and materials for the county departments. A purchase order is required before any purchase can be made by Lowndes County. The Mississippi Code will not ... Read More »

Fire Services

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Lowndes County is composed of 5 separate Fire Protection Districts which has 18 Fire Stations with 145 men and women Volunteer Fire Fighters. These volunteer fire fighters are overseen by Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren. This county position oversees county-wide compliance of record keeping and reporting requirements established by the Mississippi ... Read More »

Road Department

The Lowndes County Road Department is responsible for the maintenance of all county roads and bridges outside the city limits of Columbus.  The county road department maintains five district road department satellites in the county in which to repair county roads, bridges and culverts. Office hours are from ... Read More »


E911 operates 7 days a week 24 hours a day. It receives emergency and non-emergency calls in the county to dispatch ambulance, the sheriff’s department, city police and city and county fire departments. It also coordinates with city and county animal control officers to pick up strays or animals that ... Read More »