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Desoto County Court Records

DeSoto County court records consist of documents and files generated during civil and criminal cases. Such records typically contain information on case depositions, attorney arguments, witness testimony, pleadings and motions, judgments and orders, trial transcripts, court costs and fees, and sentencing. Mississippi court records are crucial for fair, transparent, and equitable judgments within the state's judicial system. In addition, court records document the judicial process and provide guidelines for future adjudication of similar cases.

Are Court Records Public in Desoto County?

DeSoto County court records are public. The Mississippi Public Records Act (MPRA) grants the public the right to inspect, copy, mechanically reproduce, or obtain government records in possession of custodian agencies at reasonable times. However, not all government records are open to the public. The MPRA exempts the following DeSoto County court records from public viewing:

  • Adoption Records
  • Juvenile Records
  • Records relating to an ongoing investigation
  • Mental Health Records
  • Attorney-client privilege information.

In addition, there may be restrictions to some information on court records that are publicly accessible. Also, persons interested in accessing certain DeSoto County court records may need to prove eligibility or show authorization.

Desoto County Court Records Search

There are several options for searching for DeSoto County court records. Interested persons can seek records online or through the various offline options. The best method for a record search depends on individual convenience. DeSoto County court records are also available through government websites or third-party online databases.

To search for a record online, visit the record's online repository and use available search tools to seek out records. Also, interested persons can access DeSoto County court records through phone calls, faxes, mail, or in-person visits to the records custodian.

Desoto County Court Records Search by Name

A name-based search for DeSoto County court records entails using a case name or the name of the owner of a record as the search criteria to access records. To perform a name-based search for court records:

  • Identify the records repository and visit their website
  • Locate the records section and access their online search tools
  • Select the name option when prompted for a search criteria
  • Enter the name of the records owner and any relevant information needed to perform a search for the records.

Also, if the records request is through any offline options, include the name of the records owner to ease the search process. Irrespective of the access method, requesters must meet the requirements for processing DeSoto County court records. DeSoto County court records seekers must cover the costs of processing the records and prove eligibility or provide authorization to access certain records where necessary.

Desoto County Courts

The Mississippi State trial system comprises different courts with varying jurisdictions. The DeSoto County court structure consists of the Circuit Court, Chancery Court, County Court, Youth Court, Justice Court, and Municipal Courts. The DeSoto County Circuit Court has general jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases beyond the jurisdictions of the other courts in the county.

In addition to felony cases, the DeSoto County Circuit Court oversees civil claim cases where the amount in dispute is more than $200,000 and handles appeals from the lower courts. Other courts in DeSoto County have limited jurisdictions ranging from criminal, civil, probate, and juvenile cases. The list below is a directory of the different courts in Desoto County:

DeSoto County Circuit Court
DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Hwy 51 S, Rm 201
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 469-8007
Fax: (662) 469-8370

 

DeSoto County Chancery Court
DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Hwy 51 S, Rm 104, P.O. Box 949
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 469-8005
Fax: (662) 469-8308

 

County Court of DeSoto County
DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Hwy 51 S, Rm 201
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 469-8007
Fax: (662) 469-8370

 

DeSoto County Youth Court
DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Hwy 51 S
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 469-8336
Fax: (662) 469-8337

 

DeSoto County Justice Court
8525 Hwy 51 N
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 469-8026
Fax: (662) 469-8825

 

Hernando Municipal Court
Gale Center
2601 Elm St, #4
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 429-9096 ext. 3
Fax: (662) 469-5534

 

Horn Lake Municipal Court
3101 Goodman Rd, Ste B
Horn Lake, MS 38637
Phone: (662) 342-3541
Fax: (662) 342-3481

 

Olive Branch Municipal Court
6900 Highland St
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone: (662) 892-9500
Fax: (662) 892-9510

 

Southaven Municipal Court
8889 Northwest Dr
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 393-7042
Fax: (662) 280-6536

 

Walls Municipal Court
9087 Walls Rd, P.O. Box 35
Walls, MS 38680
Phone: (662) 781-1282
Fax: (662) 781-5444

Desoto County District Court Records

DeSoto County district court records refer to court-generated documents, files, and information on the adjudication of civil and criminal cases under the district court in DeSoto County. Typically, district court records include documents relating to cases of misdemeanors, small claims, preliminary proceedings for felony cases, civil lawsuits, and domestic relations.

In DeSoto County, depending on the nature of the case, the Circuit Court and the Chancery Court handle cases under the Jurisdiction of the district court in other states.

There are several ways to access DeSoto County district court records. The following options are available for a DeSoto County district court records search:

  • The Mississippi Electronic Court System (MEC) - the MEC is an online document filing system that maintains electronic filing of DeSoto County Circuit and County Courts documents for easy access. To search for DeSoto County district court records through the MEC system, visit the State of Mississippi Judiciary website, select DeSoto County from the Login to a Court drop menu DeSoto County, and click Go. Click the Document Filing System on the new page to link to the registration page. Register to access the MEC search portal.
  • The DeSoto County Mississippi Justice Court Case Inquiry Portal. Log in to the webpage and search for civil and criminal case records using name and case number to perform a system-wide search for DeSoto County court records
  • On the DeSoto County Court Records Lookup page, scroll down and click the link DeSoto County Chancery Court. Use the records owner's name, case number, address, phone number, or email to check for district court records
  • Through the Circuit Clerk's Office at:

2535 Highway 51 S
2nd Floor
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 469-8007
Fax: (662) 469-8370

Also, requesters can reach out to the DeSoto County Chancery Court Clerk's Office through phone calls, faxes, mail, and in-person visits to:

2535 Highway 51 S
Room 100
Hernando, MS38632
P.O. Box 949
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 469-8398
Fax: (662) 469-8308

Desoto County Criminal Records

DeSoto County criminal records are documents on criminal activities, arrests, and prosecutions of individuals involved in crimes within DeSoto County. Generally, criminal records are public records and accessible to interested persons. However, certain criminal records are restricted. For instance, criminal records of minors and sealed or expunged records are not available to the public.

In DeSoto County, the following agencies maintain criminal records:

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for DeSoto County arrest records, police reports, and incident reports. To obtain DeSoto arrest records and other pre-trial criminal records, visit the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office Records Lookup page and search for criminal records by name or case number.

Also, DeSoto County arrest records are available through the inmate online jail docket. Log in to the JailTracker portal, use a name to find the records, and click View More to reveal information on the owner of the records. In addition, DeSoto arrest records may be available through law enforcement agency records for the arrest.

Desoto County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Several options are available for a DeSoto Court post-adjudication criminal records lookup. For a DeSoto County criminal court case lookup, interested persons should:

  • Visit the Mississippi Electronic County search page
  • Log in to the Desoto County Court Records Lookup
  • Search for criminal records through the DeSoto County Justice Court Criminal Case Inquiry portal (select the criminal search option to access the criminal case inquiry page)
  • Criminal information is available through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety's Criminal Information Center or the Mississippi Sex Offender Registry.

Also, DeSoto County's post-trial criminal case records are available through the clerk offices of the DeSoto County Circuit and Chancery Courts.

Get Desoto County Civil Court Records

DeSoto County civil court records are official documents relating to civil case adjudication within DeSoto County courts. Typically, civil court records encompass documents and files relating to:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Property Dispute Cases
  • Family Law Matters
  • Business Litigations
  • Civil Rights Violations
  • Probate and Estate Cases.

DeSoto County civil court records documents include complaints, summons, answers and responses, motions, orders, judgments, court minutes, and dockets. In DeSoto County, the Circuit Court and the Chancery Court handle civil court cases, and the clerk offices of both courts are responsible for records under their jurisdictions.

Requesters may need to register through the Mississippi Electronic Court (MEC) system to access DeSoto County civil court records, which are available through the MEC search portal.

Note: Requesters must register online to use the Mississippi Electronic Court system.

Also, DeSoto County civil court records may be available through the DeSoto County Court Records Lookup portal. Depending on which court handled the civil case, requesters can visit the DeSoto County Circuit or Chancery County for assistance in obtaining civil court records.

Desoto County Family Court Records

DeSoto County family court records are official documents on family law cases prosecution within DeSoto County courts. Family court records include but are not limited to documents relating to:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Child Support
  • Restraining Orders
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Child Protection.

The DeSoto County Chancery Court handles the county's family-related cases. Mississippi family court records are public, but there may be restrictions on some information for privacy reasons. Family court records are vital pieces of family history and play a crucial role in protecting the rights of the individuals involved in family-related cases.

To access DeSoto County family court records:

  • Call, email, mail, or make an in-person visit to the Clerk's Office of the DeSoto County Chancery Court
  • Visit the Mississippi Electronic Court Web portal, select DeSoto County Chancery Court, log in and search for records
  • Log into third-party designated vendors' websites and use online tools to search for specific records.

Desoto Dissolution of Marriage Records

DeSoto County dissolution of marriage records are official documents relating to marriage separations within DeSoto County, Mississippi. They are public in DeSoto County, but information may be redacted to protect the privacy of the owners. The Chancery Court clerk's office is the custodian of dissolution of marriage records in DeSoto County.

To access DeSoto County dissolution of marriage records, visit the Mississippi Electronic Court records search portal, select DeSoto County Chancery Court from the drop menu, login, and search for dissolution of marriage records. Also, interested persons can contact the DeSoto County Chancery Court Clerk's Office and request access to dissolution of marriage records.

Desoto County Marriage and Divorce Records

DeSoto County marriage and divorce records are documents relating to the union of individuals as legal couples and the termination of already existing marriages. Generally, marriage and divorce records are public in DeSoto County. However, access to recent records may be limited to persons with direct tangible interest. Also, there may be a redaction of some information for privacy reasons.

For interested persons, the following options are available for accessing DeSoto County marriage and divorce records:

  1. Visit the Mississippi Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Records webpage
    • Select any of the options that to the records of interest (marriage or divorce)
    • Order certificates online through a designated third-party website
    • Call (601) 206-8200 to order a DeSoto County marriage certificate by phone, or
    • Download a Marriage Records Application Form, fill it out, include a self-addressed stamped legal size envelope, a check/money order to cover applicable fees ($17.00 for a certified copy, and $6.00 per extra copy), and mail it to:
      Mississippi Vital Records
      P.O. Box 1700
      Jackson, MS 39215-1700
  2. Login to the MEC court records search portal and look for DeSoto County marriage or divorce records.
  3. Visit the DeSoto County Clerk Records search page and look for marriage and divorce, using the record owner's name as a search criterion.
  4. To obtain a certified copy of a DeSoto County marriage certificate, call, fax, mail, or visit the DeSoto County Circuit Court.

Requesters can also access DeSoto County divorce records through calls, faxes, mail, or in-person visits to the DeSoto County Chancery Court.

Desoto Birth and Death Records

DeSoto County birth certificates detail the birth of individuals within the county. On the other hand, death certificates confirm the death of individuals. Per Mississippi law, birth and death records are confidential for a certain period, and access is limited to the owners of the records (for birth records), close relatives, and authorized government agencies. Generally, Mississippi birth records become public 100 years after the date of birth of the owner of the records or 50 years after the death of the owner of the record.

Birth and death records are vital documents for medical research and demographic analysis. In addition, the DeSoto County birth certificate is a legal document for establishing identity and tracing family history.

To obtain a DeSoto County birth certificate or death records, interested and eligible persons should:

  • Visit the Mississippi Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Records webpage
  • Download an application form for birth or death records
  • Complete the application form, include a check/money order (to cover access and copy fees), a self-addressed stamped official-size envelope, and mail it to the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Records.

Also, DeSoto County birth and death certificates are available online through the Bureau of Vital Records designated third-party vendors, phone calls, or visits to the MSDH Vital Records office at:

222 Marketridge Drive in Ridgeland, off Highland Colony Parkway.

Visit the DeSoto County courthouse for in-person access to a DeSoto County birth certificate and death record. Note: The requester must make fee payments to access DeSoto County Vital Records.

Desoto County Probate Court Records

DeSoto County probate court records are official documents and files relating to a deceased person's estate. Typically, probate court records encompass but are not limited to documents and information relating to:

  • Wills
  • Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship.

Generally, DeSoto County probate court records include asset inventory, creditors' claims, final accounting, court orders and decrees, and asset distribution. The Chancery Court handles probate cases in DeSoto County.

To access DeSoto County probate court records, log in to the Desoto County - Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court - Probate Case Search and look for records by name, case number, attorney, judge, docket entries, and other available criteria. Also, DeSoto County probate court records are accessible through the Mississippi Electronic Court system.

Desoto County Property Records

DeSoto County property records are official documents on real estate ownership in DeSoto County. A typical property record includes documents and information on:

  • Ownership
  • Deeds
  • Sale History
  • Plat Maps
  • Property Zoning
  • Liens and Encumbrances
  • Tax History
  • Property Assessment
  • Property Mortgage
  • Parcel Number.

The DeSoto County Chancery Court Clerk's office is responsible for property-related records within the county. To obtain DeSoto County property records:

  • Log in to the DeSoto County, MS Public Records Search Portal
  • Click simple search and look for specific property records (for instance, deeds or liens) or
  • Perform a generic search for property records using property name, recording date, subdivision lot, or township section as criteria.

DeSoto County property records are also available through the MEC system or the office of the DeSoto County Chancery Court Clerk.

Desoto County Court Records Online

Members of the public have several ways of accessing county court records online. For instance, the Mississippi Electronic Court System (MEC) maintains electronic filing of DeSoto County Circuit and County Court documents for easy access. Record seekers may also be able to obtain information using third-party platforms like Mississippicourtrecords.us. Such resources offer user-friendly interfaces for easy access and provide advanced tools to narrow the search process and reduce the time spent on searches. However, the authenticity, accuracy, or correctness of records sourced from third-party websites cannot be guaranteed.

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