Courts in Mississippi
Court Records, Directory And News in MS
Mississippi's State Courtsystem includes 82 Justice Courts, which hear small claims cases (cases with a value less than $3,500,) and preliminary misdemeanor hearings. Mississippi also has 226 Municipal Courts located in its cities, and these also handle preliminary misdemeanor hearings as well as traffic and ordinance cases. Mississippi's Chancery Courts and County Courts share jurisdiction over many types of civil cases including those involving torts, contracts, real property, domestic relations and mental health, as well as juvenile matters. County Courts also hear appeals from Justice and Municipal Courts. Mississippi's 22 districts each have at least one District Court that handles some tort and real property cases, criminal cases, and civil appeals. The Mississippi Court of Appeals hears civil, criminal and administrative agency appeals, and the state's highest court, the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Mississippi Supreme Court dockets and opinions are available on their website at If you're seeking other Mississippi court records, you'll need to contact the appropriate courthouse. Mississippi state courts don't mail or fax out copies of public records, but you can go to the courthouse and copy them for a small charge. See the Mississippi Clerk of Courts FAQ at for more information.
Court Directory
Federal Courts in Mississippi
State Courts in Mississippi
Judiciary Home
Administrative Office of the Courts
Supreme Court
Court of Appeals
Circuit Courts
Chancery Courts
County Courts
Justice Courts

Ask A Question About Courts in Mississippi

Type in your Question:
Add question details
Would you like to be notified by email when an answer is posted ?
Your Name or Nickname
3 x 1 = ?
This Question will be displayed live on
Recent Q&As
Q: are the proposed jurors to report on 3/20/14. I forgot to call
by anonymous
Q: what is the procedure to file for a restraining order
Q: how to find William a. rogers case
by anonymous
Q: When will Krystal Kersey stand trial for the murder of her husband. (Stork)
by Hope
Q: zolon zeh (Iuka MS)
by anonymous
A: He won't win in heaven's court, when God burns his butt in hell for sexual abuse and controlling the covenant family and creating arbitrary rules to live by that God did not create, i.e. legalism, Phariseeism. In othe words, out of context and poor hermeneutics....
by Charles
Mississippi Court News
27, Aug 2014 - Wayne, MS Former MDOC employee sentenced for conspiracy to defraud government
  Ladonna Cooper is a former employee with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  
27, Aug 2014 - Wayne, MS Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime
Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m., July 31, 2014, at the SMCI campus located in Leakesville, MS where officers found two packages. K9 personnel picked up a trail of the suspects which lead towards Wildcat Corner, located at the ...
26, Aug 2014 - Court asked to name winner in contentious Mississippi runoff
JACKSON, Miss. — A Tea Party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against ...
26, Aug 2014 - Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.
26, Aug 2014 - Same-Sex Couples Score Huge Symbolic Win
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- In a move that's more symbolic than substantial, same-sex couples in seven Mississippi counties were allowed to file out-of-state marriage licenses into chancery court land records Wednesday, while couples were barred from filing documents in one coastal county.
26, Aug 2014 - Nucor Sues to Halt $1.3 Billion Arkansas Steel Mill
Pollutants from the planned mill would harm the air quality in Arkansas’ Mississippi County, including at a Nucor facility there, according to a 50-page complaint filed Aug. 7 in federal court in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
26, Aug 2014 - Last abortion clinic in Mississippi may be spared
In a ruling that is likely to mean that the only abortion clinic still operating in Mississippi will not have to close, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that a two-year-old state law regulating clinics cannot be enforced against that facility in the city of Jackson. The ruling, dividing […]
26, Aug 2014 - Jones, MS Ex-state employee headed to prison
A former state employee has been sentenced to prison for embezzlement and forgery. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said 49-year-old Rhonda Gleason, of Richton, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Billy Joe Landrum in Jones County. Gleason pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery for crimes that occurred while she worked as a program director at Ellisville State ...
26, Aug 2014 - Judge in Mississippi election challenge doesn't block ballot preparation
LAUREL, Mississippi -- A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election. But the judge is not blocking election...
26, Aug 2014 - Mississippi woman stands trial in fatal buttocks injection case
By Therese Apel JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - A Mississippi woman accused of administering an unlicensed silicone buttocks injection to a patient who later died should be convicted of murder, prosecutors told jurors in a trial that commenced on Tuesday. Tracey Lynn Garner, 54, faces a charge of depraved-heart murder in the 2012 death of Karima Gordon, 37, in a case prosecutors say stems from a ...
26, Aug 2014 - Jones, MS Woman appeals murder conviction
The Mississippi Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments Monday in Rebecca Lynn Jones' appeal of her murder conviction in the shooting death of her mother. Rebecca Jones, of Lexington, Alabama, was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 after a trial in Prentiss County. Prosecutors said Jane Jones, 66, died at a Tupelo hospital after being found May 11, 2010, at her home east of Booneville with ...
26, Aug 2014 - Ex-attorney sentenced in government funds case
A former Mississippi attorney has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for the theft of funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
26, Aug 2014 - McDaniel files challenge to Senate runoff loss to Cochran
ELLISVILLE — A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court yesterday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.
26, Aug 2014 - Same-sex couples add names to land rolls
Same-sex couples on Wednesday were recording their out-of-state marriage licenses in Mississippi by way of land records. Adding the names to the land rolls does recognize the marriage legally in Mississippi, but it does put them on record as being together. Couples went to the Hinds County Chancery Court Wednesday morning, where clerks were accepting the documents in the Public Land Records ...
26, Aug 2014 - Lincoln, MS MS Man sentenced for sexual exploitation of children
U. S. District Judge Carlton Reeves has sentenced 53-year-old Gary Tubby, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, to 25 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for sexual exploitation of children.
Would you like to Comment On A Case ?
Or do you have questions about a case ?
Click here to post.
Write an Open Letter to a Judge
Click here to write and publish it.
Recent Comments
Report: Gov. Barbour Pardons Convicted Murderer -
I am from Ga. and think this whole Pardon crap should be eliminated. It by passes our entire judical system. One man had a sentence of life without Parole.(...)
01 11, 2012 | 08:30 Report Abuse
Batesville to revisit gravel pit zoning issue - WLBT
Why was this site allowed if it was zoned agricultural? (...)
11 23, 2011 | 23:21 Report Abuse
Recent Open Letters
To Desmond Hoda, in Hancock County, Mississippi Justice Court, First Judicial District
Case No. 413-56 413-66 413-67 Dresmond Hoda Justice Court Judge First Judicial District Hancock County, Mississippi Dear Your (...)
Report Abuse
Browse By State
District of Columbia
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia
Browse By City
Browse By County
How to Obtain a Supreme Court Order
How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability?
Copyright (c) 2011 - Contact
This Website is not affiliated with any United States Government Agency or any Federal, State, County or any other Government Agency.