HOUSTON – Driver’s licenses could be issued in Chickasaw County later this month if all goes according to plans made by state and local officials.
The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol inspected several locations in Chickasaw County in June and has announced plans to set up a mobile office at the WIN Job Center in Houston on a monthly basis to handle licensing and testing needs in the community.
“I carried them around to several location that we could offer and they picked the WIN Job Center,” said Anderson McFarland, Chickasaw County District 1 Supervisor. “They had a number of requirements and I’m just glad we can get this office open in Chickasaw County.
The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol closed their driver’s license office at the Houston Fire Station in the fall of 2012. That decision required residents seeking to make a change to their driver’s license or teenagers looking to get a driver’s license to travel to offices in Starkville, Tupelo or Columbus.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) cited a lack of use, lack of funding and personnel constraints in making the decision to close the Houston office.