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How Does the Mississippi Circuit Court Work?

The Circuit Courts in Mississippi have original jurisdiction over all civil actions where the principal amount in dispute is above $200, and over all matters arising under the Constitution and laws of the state of Mississippi that are outside the exclusive jurisdiction of another court. Circuit Courts also have original jurisdiction over all criminal matters that do not fall withinother courts’the exclusive jurisdiction. Mississippi Circuit Courts exercise jurisdiction over felony matters.

Circuit Courts are authorized to hear appeals from County, Justice, and Municipal Courts. The Circuit Courts hear appeals from the administrative boards and commissions such as the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Mississippi is divided into 22 Circuit Court districts:

  • District 1 - Alcorn, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, and Tishomingo Counties
  • District 2 - Hancock, Harrison, and Stone Counties
  • District 3 -Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah, and Union Counties
  • District 4 - Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington Counties
  • District 5 - Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery, Webster, and Winston Counties
  • District 6 - Adams, Amite, Franklin, and Wilkinson Counties
  • District 7 - Hinds County
  • District 8 - Leake, Neshoba, Newton, and Scott Counties
  • District 9 - Issaquena, Sharkey, and Warren Counties
  • District 10 - Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale, and Wayne Counties
  • District 11 - Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, and Tunica Counties
  • District 12 - Forrest and Perry Counties
  • District 13 - Covington, Jasper, Simpson, and Smith Counties
  • District 14 - Lincoln, Pike, and Walthall Counties
  • District 15 - Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, and Pearl River Counties
  • District 16 - Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, and Oktibbeha Counties
  • District 17 - Desoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha Counties
  • District 18 - Jones County
  • District 19 - George, Greene, and Jackson Counties
  • District 20 - Madison and Rankin Counties
  • District 21 - Holmes, Humphreys, and Yazoo Counties
  • District 22 - Claiborne, Copiah, and Jefferson Counties

There are 57 Circuit Court judges in Mississippi. The number of judges per Circuit Court district varies between one to four. Trials in the court are heard with a 12-member jury and usually one or two alternate jurors. However, a judge may preside without a jury in cases pertaining to a question of law rather than fact. Judges are elected to four-year terms in non-partisan elections. To serve as a Circuit Court judge, a candidate must have been a citizen of Mississippi for at least five years, be a practicing lawyer for five years, 26 years of age or older, and a citizen of the district of service. Vacancies in the Circuit Courts are filled by appointment made the Governor. Instead of serving out the predecessor’s term, an interim appointee must run for re-election in the next general election, usually nine months or more after the appointment.

Circuit Court judges may be removed:

  • By the Governor upon the joint address of two-thirds of both houses of the Mississippi legislature
  • By impeachment on the votes of two-thirds of the house of representatives, and two-thirds removal vote by the senate
  • By a recommendation of the Judicial Performance Commission

Interested persons may view court records for Mississippi Circuit Courts that participate in the Mississippi Electronic Courts (MEC) project through its Public Access Mississippi Electronic Case Management system, PAMEC. PAMEC allows the public to view case information for most of the courts in the state

To view case information for cases in the trial courts, a PAMEC account will be required. A PAMEC login can be acquired from the PAMEC registration page. The platform requires a $10 annual subscription fee. Users may select “Pay Online” to pay the annual fee by debit/credit card or electronic check, which will allow same-day access to the MEC system. Users who select “Mail a Physical Check” will have their access to the system delayed until the check is received and processed.

To obtain physical and certified records from Mississippi Circuit Courts, contact the specific court from the location below:

Circuit Courts in Adams County

Adams County Circuit Court

115 S Wall Street, PO Box 1224

Natchez, MS 39121

Phone: (601) 446–6326

Fax: (601) 445–7955

Circuit Courts in Alcorn County

Alcorn County Circuit Court

600 Waldron Street, PO Box 430

Corinth, MS 38835

Phone: (662) 286–7740

Fax: (662) 286–7767

Circuit Courts in Amite County

Amite County Circuit Court

243 W Main Street, PO Box 312

Liberty, MS 39645

Phone: (601) 657–8932

Fax: (601) 657–1082

Circuit Courts in Attala County

Attala County Circuit Court

100 Courthouse, Suite 1

Kosciusko, MS 39090

Phone: (662) 289–1471

Fax: (662) 289–7666

Circuit Courts in Benton County

Benton County Circuit Court

190 Ripley Avenue, PO Box 262

Ashland, MS 38603

Phone: (662) 224–6310

Fax: (662) 224–6312

Circuit Courts in Bolivar County

Bolivar County Circuit Court - 1st District

801 Main Street, PO Box 205

Rosedale, MS 38769

Phone: (662) 759–6521

Fax: (662) 759–3717

Bolivar County Circuit Court - 2nd District

200 S Court Street, PO Box 670

Cleveland, MS 38732

Phone: (662) 843–2061

Fax: (662) 846–2943

Circuit Courts in Calhoun County

Calhoun County Circuit Court

Calhoun County Courthouse

103 W Main Street, PO Box 25

Pittsboro, MS 38951

Phone: (662) 412–3101

Fax: (662) 412–3103

Circuit Courts in Carroll County

Carroll County Circuit Court - 1st District

600 Lexington Street, PO Box 60

Carrollton, MS 38917

Phone: (662) 237–9274

Fax: (662) 237–9642

Carroll County Circuit Court - 2nd District

803 Front Street, PO Box 6

Vaiden, MS 39176

Phone: (662) 464–5476

Fax: (662) 464–5407

Circuit Courts in Chickasaw County

Chickasaw County Circuit Court - 1st District

1 Pinson Square, Room 2

Houston, MS 38851

Phone: (662) 456–2331

Fax: (662) 456–4831

Chickasaw County Circuit Court - 2nd District

234 W Main Street, Room 203

Okolona, MS 38860

Phone: (662) 447–2838

Fax: (662) 447–2504

Circuit Courts in Choctaw County

Choctaw County Circuit Court

22 E Quinn Street, PO Box 34

Ackerman, MS 39735

Phone: (662) 285–6245

Fax: (662) 285–2196

Circuit Courts in Claiborne County

Claiborne County Circuit Court

410 Market Street, PO Box 549

Port Gibson, MS 39150

Phone: (601) 437–5841

Fax: (601) 437–4543

Circuit Courts in Clarke County

Clarke County Circuit Court

101 S Archusa Avenue, PO Box 216

Quitman, MS 39355

Phone: (601) 776–3111

Fax: (601) 776–1001

Circuit Courts in Clay County

Clay County Circuit Court

205 Court Street, PO Box 364

West Point, MS 39773

Phone: (662) 494–3384

Fax: (662) 495–2057

Circuit Courts in Coahoma County

Coahoma County Circuit Court

115 1st Street, PO Box 849

Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: (662) 624–3014

Fax: (662) 624–3075

Circuit Courts in Copiah County

Copiah County Circuit Court

100 Caldwell Dr, PO Box 467

Hazlehurst, MS 39083

Phone: (601) 894–1241

Fax: (601) 894–3026

Circuit Courts in Covington County

Covington County Circuit Court

101 Main Street, PO Box 667

Collins, MS 39428

Phone: (601) 765–6506

Fax: (601) 765–5012

Circuit Courts in Desoto County

DeSoto County Circuit Court

2535 Highway 51 S, Room 201

Hernando, MS 38632

Phone: (662) 469–8007

Fax: (662) 469–8370

Circuit Courts in Forrest County

Forrest County Circuit Court

630 Main Street, PO Box 992

Hattiesburg, MS 39403

Phone: (601) 582–3213

Fax: (601) 545–6065

Circuit Courts in Franklin County

Franklin County Circuit Court

36 Main Street E, PO Box 267

Meadville, MS 39653

Phone: (601) 384–2320

Fax: (601) 384–8244

Circuit Courts in George County

George County Circuit Court

355 Cox Street, Suite C

Lucedale, MS 39452

Phone: (601) 947–4881

Fax: (601) 947–8804

Circuit Courts in Greene County

Greene County Circuit Court

400 Main Street, PO Box 310

Leakesville, MS 39451

Phone: (601) 394–2379

Fax: (601) 394–2334

Circuit Courts in Grenada County

Grenada County Circuit Court

59 Green Street, PO Box 1517

Grenada, MS 38902

Phone: (662) 226–1941

Fax: (662) 227–2865

Circuit Courts in Hancock County

Hancock County Circuit Court

152 Main Street, Suite B

Bay Street Louis, MS 39520

Phone: (228) 467–5265

Fax: (228) 467–2779

Circuit Courts in Harrison County

Harrison County Circuit Court - 1st District

1801 23rd Avenue, PO Box 998

Gulfport, MS 39502

Phone: (228) 865–1635

Fax: (228) 865–4099

Harrison County Circuit Court - 2nd District

730 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, PO Box 235

Biloxi, MS 39533

Phone: (228) 435–8233

Fax: (228) 435–8270

Circuit Courts in Hinds County

Hinds County Circuit Court - 1st District

407 E Pascagoula, PO Box 327

Jackson, MS 39205

Phone: (601) 968–6628

Fax: (601) 973–5547

Hinds County Circuit Court - 2nd District

127 W Main Street, PO Box 999

Raymond, MS 39154

Phone: (601) 857–8038

Fax: (601) 857–0535

Circuit Courts in Holmes County

Holmes County Circuit Court

22549 Depot Street, PO Box 718

Lexington, MS 39095

Phone: (662) 834–2476

Fax: (662) 834–3870

Circuit Courts in Humphreys County

Humphreys County Circuit Court

102 Castleman Street, PO Box 696

Belzoni, MS 39038

Phone: (662) 247–3065

Fax: (662) 247–3906

Circuit Courts in Issaquena County

Issaquena County Circuit Court

129 Court Street, PO Box 27

Mayersville, MS 39113

Phone: (662) 873–2761

Fax: (662) 873–2061

Circuit Courts in Issaquena County

Issaquena County Circuit Court

129 Court Street, PO Box 27

Mayersville, MS 39113

Phone: (662) 873–2761

Fax: (662) 873–2061

Circuit Courts in Jackson County

Jackson County Circuit Court

3104 Magnolia Street, PO Box 998

Pascagoula, MS 39568

Phone: (228) 769–3040

Fax: (228) 769–3180

Circuit Courts in Jasper County

Jasper County Circuit Court - 1st District

1782 Highway 503, PO Box 58

Paulding, MS 39348

Phone: (601) 727–4941

Fax: (601) 727–4475

Jasper County Circuit Court - 2nd District

27 W 8th Avenue, PO Box 447

Bay Springs, MS 39422

Phone: (601) 764–2245

Fax: (601) 764–3078

Circuit Courts in Jefferson Davis County

Jefferson Davis County Circuit Court

1025 3rd Street, PO Box 1090

Prentiss, MS 39474

Phone: (601) 792–4231

Fax: (601) 792–4957

Circuit Courts in Jones County

Jones County Circuit Court - 1st District

101 Court Street, Suite B

Ellisville, MS 39437

Phone: (601) 477–8538

Fax: (601) 477–8539

Jones County Circuit Court - 2nd District

415 N 5th Avenue, PO Box 1336

Laurel, MS 39441

Phone: (601) 425–2556

Fax: (601) 399–4774

Circuit Courts in Kemper County

Kemper County Circuit Court

PO Box 130

De Kalb, MS 39328

Phone: (601) 743–2224

Fax: (601) 743–4173

Circuit Courts in Lafayette County

Lafayette County Circuit Court

1 Courthouse Square, Suite 101

Oxford, MS 38655

Phone: (662) 234–4951

Fax: (662) 236–0238

Circuit Courts in Lamar County

Lamar County Circuit Court

203 Main Street, PO Box 369

Purvis, MS 39475

Phone: (601) 794–8504

Fax: (601) 794–3905

Circuit Courts in Lauderdale County

Lauderdale County Circuit Court

500 Constitution Avenue, PO Box 1005

Meridian, MS 39302

Phone: (601) 482–9731

Fax: (601) 482–9734

Circuit Courts in Lawrence County

Lawrence County Circuit Court

517 E Broad Street, PO Box 1249

Monticello, MS 39654

Phone: (601) 587–4791

Fax: (601) 587–4405

Circuit Courts in Leake County

Leake County Circuit Court

PO Box 67

Carthage, MS 39051

Phone: (601) 267–8357

Fax: (601) 267–8889

Circuit Courts in Lee County

Lee County Circuit Court

200 W Jefferson Street, PO Box 762

Tupelo, MS 38802

Phone: (662) 841–9024

Fax: (662) 680–6079

Circuit Courts in Leflore County

Leflore County Circuit Court

310 W Market Street, PO Box 1953

Greenwood, MS 38935

Phone: (662) 453–1435

Fax: (662) 455–1278

Circuit Courts in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Circuit Court

Lincoln County/Brookhaven Government Complex

301 S 1st Street, Room 205

Brookhaven, MS 39(601)

Phone: (601) 835–3435

Fax: (601) 835–3482

Circuit Courts in Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Court

505 2nd Avenue N, PO Box 31

Columbus, MS 39703

Phone: (662) 329–5900

Fax: (662) 329–5935

Circuit Courts in Madison County

Madison County Circuit Court

128 W North Street, PO Box 1626

Canton, MS 39046

Phone: (601) 859–4365

Fax: (601) 859–8555

Circuit Courts in Marion County

Marion County Circuit Court

250 Broad Street, Suite 1

Columbia, MS 39429

Phone: (601) 736–8246

Fax: (601) 731–6344

Circuit Courts in Marshall County

Marshall County Circuit Court

128 E Van Dorn Avenue, PO Box 459

Holly Springs, MS 38635

Phone: (662) 252–3434

Fax: (662) 252–5951

Circuit Courts in Monroe County

Monroe County Circuit Court

301 S Chestnut Street, PO Box 843

Aberdeen, MS 39730

Phone: (662) 369–8695

Fax: (662) 369–3684

Circuit Courts in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Circuit Court

614 Summit Street, PO Box 765

Winona, MS 38967

Phone: (662) 283–4161

Fax: (662) 283–3363

Circuit Courts in Neshoba County

Neshoba County Circuit Court

Neshoba County Courthouse

401 E Beacon Street, Suite 110

Philadelphia, MS 39350

Phone: (601) 656–4781

Fax: (601) 650–3997

Circuit Courts in Newton County

Newton County Circuit Court

Newton County Courthouse

92 W Broad Street, PO Box 447

Decatur, MS 39327

Phone: (601) 635–2368

Fax: (601) 635–3210

Circuit Courts in Noxubee County

Noxubee County Circuit Court

Noxubee County Courthouse

505 S Jefferson Street

Macon, MS 39341

Phone: (662) 726–5737

Fax: (662) 726–6041

Circuit Courts in Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court

Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex

108 W Main Street

Starkville, MS 39759

Phone: (662) 323–1356

Fax: (662) 323–1121

Circuit Courts in Panola County

Panola County Circuit Court - 1st District

215 S Pocahontas Street

Sardis, MS 38666

Phone: (662) 487–2073

Fax: (662) 487–3595

Circuit Courts in Pearl River County

Pearl River County Circuit Court

200 S Main St

Poplarville, MS 39470

Phone: (601) 403–2300

Fax: (601) 403–2327

Circuit Courts in Perry County

Perry County Circuit Court

103 S Main Street, PO Box 198

New Augusta, MS 39642

Phone: (601) 964–8663

Fax: (601) 964–8740

Circuit Courts in Pontotoc County

Pontotoc County Circuit Court

11 E Washington Street, PO Box 428

Pontotoc, MS 38863

Phone: (662) 489–3908

Fax: (662) 489–2318

Circuit Courts in Prentiss County

Prentiss County Circuit Court

101 N Main Street, PO Box 727

Booneville, MS 38829

Phone: (662) 728–4611

Fax: (662) 728–2006

Circuit Courts in Quitman County

Quitman County Circuit Court

220 Chestnut Street, Suite 4

Marks, MS 38646

Phone: (601) 326–8003

Fax: (601) 326–8004

Circuit Courts in Rankin County

Rankin County Circuit Court

Rankin County Justice Center

215 E Government Street, PO Box 1599

Brandon, MS 39043

Phone: (601) 825–1466

Fax: (601) 825–1465

Circuit Courts in Scott County

Scott County Circuit Court

100 E 1st Street, PO Box 371

Forest, MS 39074

Phone: (601) 469–3(601)

Fax: (601) 469–5188

Circuit Courts in Sharkey County

Sharkey County Circuit Court

120 Locust Street, PO Box 218

Rolling Fork, MS 39159

Phone: (662) 873–2755

Fax: (662) 873–6045

Circuit Courts in Simpson County

Simpson County Circuit Court

100 Court Street, PO Box 307

Mendenhall, MS 39114

Phone: (601) 847–2474

Fax: (601) 847–4011

Circuit Courts in Smith County

Smith County Circuit Court

123 Main Street, PO Box 517

Raleigh, MS 39153

Phone: (601) 782–4751

Fax: (601) 782–4007

Circuit Courts in Stone County

Stone County Circuit Court

323 E Cavers Avenue

Wiggins, MS 39577

Phone: (601) 928–5246

Fax: (601) 928–5248

Circuit Courts in Sunflower County

Sunflower County Circuit Court

200 Main Street, PO Box 880

Indianola, MS 38751

Phone: (662) 887–1252

Fax: (662) 887–7077

Circuit Courts in Tallahatchie County

Tallahatchie County Circuit Court - 1st District

1 Court Square, PO Box 86

Charleston, MS 38921

Phone: (662) 647–8758

Fax: (662) 647–8490

Tallahatchie County Circuit Court - 2nd District

PO Box 96

Sumner, MS 38957

Phone: (662) 375–8515

Fax: (662) 375–7252

Circuit Courts in Tate County

Tate County Circuit Court

Tate County Courthouse

201 Ward Street

Senatobia, MS 38868

Phone: (662) 562–5211

Fax: (662) 562–7486

Circuit Courts in Tippah County

Tippah County Circuit Court

Tippah County Courthouse

102 N Main Street

Ripley, MS 38663

Phone: (662) 837–7370

Fax: (662) 837–1030

Circuit Courts in Tishomingo County

Tishomingo County Circuit Court

1008 Battleground Dr

Iuka, MS 38852

Phone: (662) 423–7026

Fax: (662) 423–1667

Circuit Courts in Tunica County

Tunica County Circuit Court

1300 School Street, PO Box 184

Tunica, MS 38676

Phone: (662) 363–2842

Fax: (662) 363–2413

Circuit Courts in Union County

Union County Circuit Court

109 E Main Street, PO Box 298

New Albany, MS 38652

Phone: (662) 534–1910

Fax: (662) 534–2059

Circuit Courts in Walthall County

Walthall County Circuit Court

200 Ball Avenue

Tylertown, MS 39667

Phone: (601) 876–5677

Fax: (601) 876–4077

Circuit Courts in Warren County

Warren County Circuit Court

Warren County Courthouse

1009 Cherry Street, PO Box 351

Vicksburg, MS 39181

Phone: (601) 636–3961

Fax: (601) 630–4100

Circuit Courts in Washington County

Washington County Circuit Court

900 Washington Avenue, PO Box 1276

Greenville, MS 38702

Phone: (662) 378–2747

Fax: (662) 334–2698

Circuit Courts in Wayne County

Wayne County Circuit Court

Wayne County Courthouse

609 Azalea Dr

Waynesboro, MS 39367

Phone: (601) 735–1171

Fax: (601) 735–6261

Circuit Courts in WebSuiter County

Webster County Circuit Court

PO Box 308

Walthall, MS 39771

Phone: (662) 258–6287

Fax: (662) 258–7686

Circuit Courts in Wilkinson County

Wilkinson County Circuit Court

525 Main Street, PO Box 327

Woodville, MS 39669

Phone: (601) 888–6697

Fax: (601) 888–6984

Circuit Courts in Winston County

Winston County Circuit Court

Winston County Courthouse

113 W Main Street, PO Box 785

Louisville, MS 39339

Phone: (662) 773–3581

Fax: (662) 773–7192

Circuit Courts in Yalobusha County

Yalobusha County Circuit Court - 1st District

14400 Main Street, PO Box 260

Coffeeville, MS 38922

Phone: (662) 675–8187

Fax: (662) 675–8004

Yalobusha County Circuit Court - 2nd District

205 Blackmur Dr, PO Box 1431

Water Valley, MS 38965

Phone: (662) 473–1341

Fax: (662) 473–5020

Circuit Courts in Yazoo County

Yazoo County Circuit Court

Yazoo County Courthouse

211 E Broadway Street, PO Box 108

Yazoo City, MS 39194

Phone: (662) 746–1872

Fax: (662) 716–0113

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