Q May a municipality proceed with the clean-up process outlined in Mississippi Code Section 21-19-11 when the notice sent by mail is undeliverable?

A Yes, provided that the municipality has strictly complied with the provisions enumerated in Section 21-19-11, it may proceed with the clean-up process, even when the notice sent by mail is undeliverable. In accordance with Section 21-19-11, notice must be provided by mail to the address of the subject property and to the address where the ad valorem tax notice is sent by U.S. mail two (2) weeks before the date of the hearing and posted for at least two (2) weeks before the date of the hearing on the property or parcel of land alleged to be in need of cleaning and at city hall or another place in the municipality where such notices are posted. Mailing and posing, as specified, are all that is required. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Manley, May 13, 2016)