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How Does the Mississippi Justice Court Work?

Mississippi Justice Courts have jurisdiction over small claim cases in which the amount in dispute does not exceed $3,500, misdemeanor criminal cases, and any traffic offense that occurs outside a municipality. Justice Court judges are authorized to conduct bond hearings and preliminary hearings in felony criminal cases and may issue search warrants. Appeals of the decision of the Justice Court may be made to the Circuit Court or the County Court. Other matters that may be handled in the Justice Court include:

  • Marriage Ceremonies
  • Highway patrol, Sheriff Department, Constables and Mississippi Department of Transportation Citations
  • Fish and Wildlife and Department of Marine Resources Citations

One hundred ninety-seven judges presently serve in the 82 Justice Courts in Mississippi. These judges are elected in partisan elections to serve four-year terms. To serve as a Justice Judge in Mississippi, the candidate must meet specific requirements:

  • A qualified elector
  • High School graduate or it’s equivalent
  • A resident of the County for a minimum of two years prior the day of the election
  • Completion of the Justice Court Training Course provided by the Mississippi Judicial College of the University of Mississippi Law Center within six months of assuming office
  • Participation in an annual continuing education as prescribed by the Judicial College
  • Hold a minimum of one session of court per month, but not more than two

Justice Court judges may be removed by a recommendation of the Judicial Performance Commission. Vacancies on the Justice courts are filled by the appointment of a person selected by the local board of supervisors. Besides the Justice Court judges, Constables also serve on the Justice Court by attending court proceedings, posting bonds, and executing judgment in any criminal case before the court. Constables serving in the Justice Courts are elected from their respective districts and usually serve county-wide jurisdiction.

Persons interested in obtaining court records for Mississippi Justice Courts may visit the location of the particular court:

Justice Courts in Adams County

Adams County Justice Court

114 S Wall Street, PO Box 1048

Natchez, MS 39121

Phone: (601) 442–0199

Fax: (601) 445–7902

Justice Courts in Alcorn County

Alcorn County Justice Court

Alcorn County Courthouse

600 Waldron Street, PO Box 226

Corinth, MS 38835

Phone: (662) 286–7777

Fax: (662) 286–2157

Justice Courts in Amite County

Amite County Justice Court

Amite County Law Enforcement Complex

243 S Broad Street, PO Box 362

Liberty, MS 39645

Phone: (601) 657–4527

Fax: (601) 657–8604

Justice Courts in Attala County

Attala County Justice Court

Attala County Courthouse

100 Courthouse, Suite 4

Kosciusko, MS 39090

Phone: (662) 289–7272

Fax: (662) 289–0105

Justice Courts in Benton County

Benton County Justice Court

190 Ripley Avenue, PO Box 152

Ashland, MS 38603

Phone: (662) 224–6320

Fax: (662) 224–6313

Justice Courts in Bolivar County

Bolivar County Justice Court

404 N Drive Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, PO Box 1507

Cleveland, MS 38732

Phone: (662) 843–4008

Fax: (662) 846–6783

Justice Courts in Calhoun County

Calhoun County Justice Court

Calhoun County Courthouse

103 W Main Street, PO Box 7

Pittsboro, MS 38951

Phone: (662) 412–3134

Justice Courts in Carroll County

Carroll County Justice Court - 1st District

PO Box 474

Vaiden, MS 39146

Phone: (662) 464–8868

Fax: (662) 464–8824

Justice Courts in Chickasaw County

Chickasaw County Justice Court - 1st District

Chickasaw County First District Courthouse

1 Pinson Square

Houston, MS 38851

Phone: (662) 456–3941

Fax: (662) 448–8122

Justice Courts in Choctaw County

Choctaw County Justice Court

140 Jailhouse Road, PO Box 357

Ackerman, MS 39735

Phone: (662) 285–3599

Fax: (662) 285–9039

Justice Courts in Claiborne County

Claiborne County Justice Court

510 Market Street, Suite 101

Port Gibson, MS 39150

Phone: (601) 437–4478

Fax: (601) 437–3833

Justice Courts in Clarke County

Clarke County Justice Court

100 E Church Street, PO Box 4

Quitman, MS 39355

Phone: (601) 776–5371

Fax: (601) 776–1014

Justice Courts in Clay County

Clay County Justice Court

218 W Broad Street, PO Box 674

West Point, MS 39773

Phone: (662) 494–6140

Fax: (662) 494–6141

Justice Courts in Coahoma County

Coahoma County Justice Court

144 Ritch Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone: (662) 624–3060

Fax: (662) 624–5528

Justice Courts in Copiah County

Copiah County Justice Court

121 W Frost Street, PO Box 798

Hazlehurst, MS 39083

Phone: (601) 894–3218

Fax: (601) 894–6038

Justice Courts in Covington County

Covington County Justice Court

Covington County Courthouse

101 Main Street, PO Box 665

Collins, MS 39428

Phone: (601) 765–6581

Fax: (601) 765–5014

Justice Courts in Desoto County

DeSoto County Justice Court

8525 Highway 51 N

Southaven, MS 38671

Phone: (662) 469–8026

Fax: (662) 469–8825

Justice Courts in Forrest County

Forrest County Justice Court

700 Main Street

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: (601) 544–3136

Fax: (601) 545–6114

Justice Courts in Franklin County

Franklin County Justice Court

36 Main Street W, PO Box 365

Meadville, MS 39653

Phone: (601) 384–2002

Fax: (601) 384–2253

Justice Courts in George County

George County Justice Court

368 Cox Street

Lucedale, MS 39452

Phone: (601) 947–4834

Fax: (601) 947–1911

Justice Courts in Greene County

Greene County Justice Court

PO Box 547

Leakesville, MS 39451

Phone: (601) 394–2347

Fax: (601) 394–2114]

Justice Courts in Grenada County

Grenada County Justice Court

16 1st Street, Grenada, MS 38901

Phone: (662) 226–3331

Fax: (662) 227–5513

Justice Courts in Hancock County

Hancock County Justice Court

8450 Highway 90

Bay Street. Louis, MS 39520

Phone: (228) 467–5573

Fax: (228) 255–5851

Justice Courts in Harrison County

Harrison County Justice Court - 1st District

1709 24th Avenue, PO Box 1754

Gulfport, MS 39502

Phone: (228) 865–4193

Fax: (228) 865–4216

Justice Courts in Hinds County

Hinds County Justice Court

407 E Pascagoula Street, PO Box 3490

Jackson, MS 39207

Phone: (601) 965–8800

Fax: (601) 973–5532

Justice Courts in Holmes County

Holmes County Justice Court

200 Court Square, PO Box 99

Lexington, MS 39095

Phone: (662) 834–4565

Fax: (662) 834–1402

Justice Courts in Humphreys County

Humphreys County Justice Court

Humphreys County Courthouse

102 Castleman Street

Belzoni, MS 39038

Phone: (662) 247–4337

Fax: (662) 247–1095

Justice Courts in Issaquena County

Issaquena County Justice Court

Issaquena County Courthouse

129 Court Street, PO Box 58

Mayersville, MS 39113

Phone: (662) 873–6287

Fax: (662) 873–2094

Justice Courts in Jackson County

Jackson County Justice Court - Main

5343 Jefferson Street

Moss Point, MS 39653

Phone: (228) 769–3086 (Civil)

Phone: (228) 769–3080 (Criminal)

Phone: (228) 769–3096 (Traffic)

Fax: (228) 769–3364

Justice Courts in Jasper County

Jasper County Justice Court - District 1

Jasper County Courthouse

1782 Highway 503, PO Box 39

Paulding, MS 39348

Phone: (601) 727–2247

Fax: (601) 727–3469

Justice Courts in Jefferson Davis County

Jefferson Davis County Justice Court

2535 Columbia Avenue, PO Box 1407

Prentiss, MS 39474

Phone: (601) 792–5129

Fax: (601) 792–5980

Justice Courts in Jones County

Jones County Justice Court

5180 Highway 11 N

Ellisville, MS 39437

Phone: (601) 428–3137

Fax: (601) 428–0526

Justice Courts in Kemper County

Kemper County Justice Court

PO Box 661

De Kalb, MS 39328

Phone: (601) 743–2793

Fax: (601) 743–2789

Justice Courts in Lafayette County

Lafayette County Justice Court

713 Jackson Avenue

Oxford, MS 38655

Phone: (662) 234–1545

Fax: (662) 238–7990

Justice Courts in Lamar County

Lamar County Justice Court

PO Box 1010

Purvis, MS 39475

Phone: (601) 794–2950

Fax: (601) 794–1076

Justice Courts in Lauderdale County

Lauderdale County Justice Court

410 Constitution Avenue, PO Box 5126

Meridian, MS 39302

Phone: (601) 482–9875

Fax: (601) 482–9813

Justice Courts in Lawrence County

Lawrence County Justice Court

435 Brinson Street, PO Box 903

Monticello, MS 39654

Phone: (601) 587–4854

Fax: (601) 587–0755

Justice Courts in Leake County

Leake County Justice Court

PO Box 69

Carthage, MS 39051

Phone: (601) 267–5677

Fax: (601) 267–6134

Justice Courts in Lee County

Lee County Justice Court

331 N Broadway Street, PO Box 108

Tupelo, MS 38802

Phone: (662) 841–9014

Justice Courts in Leflore County

Leflore County Justice Court

306 W Market Street, PO Box 8056

Greenwood, MS 38935

Phone: (662) 453–1605

Fax: (662) 455–8759

Justice Courts in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Justice Court

308 S 2nd Street, PO Box 767

Brookhaven, MS 39602

Phone: (601) 835–3474

Fax: (601) 835–3494

Justice Courts in Lowndes County

Lowndes County Justice Court

309 S Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Columbus, MS 39701

Phone: (662) 329–5929

Fax: (662) 245–4619

Justice Courts in Madison County

Madison County Justice Court

2961 S Liberty Street

Canton, MS 39046

Phone: (601) 859–6337

Fax: (601) 859–2570

Justice Courts in Marion County

Marion County Justice Court

500 Courthouse Square, Suite 2

Columbia, MS 39429

Phone: (601) 736–2572

Fax: (601) 736–2580

Justice Courts in Marshall County

Marshall County Justice Court

819 West Street, PO Box 729

Holly Springs, MS 38635

Phone: (662) 252–3585

Fax: (662) 252–0028

Justice Courts in Monroe County

Monroe County Justice Court

Monroe County Government Complex

1619 Highland Drive, PO Box 518

Amory, MS 38821

Phone: (662) 256–8493

Fax: (662) 256–7876

Justice Courts in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Justice Court

Montgomery County Courthouse

706 Alberta Drive, PO Box 229

Winona, MS 38967

Phone: (662) 283–2290

Fax: (662) 283–2052

Justice Courts in Neshoba County

Neshoba County Justice Court

200 Byrd Avenue

Philadelphia, MS 39350

Phone: (601) 656–4053

Fax: (601) 656–6482

Justice Courts in Newton County

Newton County Justice Court

75 4th Avenue, PO Box 69

Decatur, MS 39327

Phone: (601) 635–2927

Fax: (601) 635–4047

Justice Courts in Noxubee County

Noxubee County Justice Court

507 S Jefferson Street, PO Box 550

Macon, MS 39341

Phone: (662) 726–5834

Fax: (662) 726–2944

Justice Courts in Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Justice Court

104 Felix Long Drive

Starkville, MS 39759

Phone: (662) 338–1060

Fax: (662) 338–1078

Justice Courts in Panola County

Panola County Justice Court

PO Box 249

Sardis, MS 38666

Phone: (662) 487–2080

Fax: (662) 487–2008

Justice Courts in Pearl River County

Pearl River County Justice Court

169 Savannah Millard Road, Suite A

Poplarville, MS 39470

Phone: (601) 403–2572

Fax: (601) 403–2553

Justice Courts in Perry County

Perry County Justice Court

PO Box 455

New Augusta, MS 39462

Phone: (601) 964–8366

Fax: (601) 964–8368

Justice Courts in Pike County

Pike County Justice Court

2109 Jesse Hall Memorial Road, Box 509

Magnolia, MS 39652

Phone: (601) 783–5333

Fax: (601) 783–4181

Justice Courts in Pontotoc County

Pontotoc County Justice Court

29 E Washington Street

Pontotoc, MS 38863

Phone: (662) 489–3921

Fax: (662) 488–2986

Justice Courts in Prentiss County

Prentiss County Justice Court

1901 E Chambers Drive, Suite C

Booneville, MS 38829

Phone: (662) 728–8696

Fax: (662) 728–2009

Justice Courts in Quitman County

Quitman County Justice Court

275 E Main Street, PO Box 100

Marks, MS 38646

Phone: (662) 326–2104

Fax: (662) 326–2330

Justice Courts in Rankin County

Rankin County Justice Court

Old Rankin County Courthouse

117 N Timber Street, PO Box 71

Brandon, MS 39043

Phone: (601) 824–2665

Fax: (601) 824–2668

Justice Courts in Scott County

Scott County Justice Court

PO Box 371

Forest, MS 39074

Phone: (601) 469–4555

Fax: (601) 469–5193

Justice Courts in Sharkey County

Sharkey County Justice Court

120 Locust Street, PO Box 235

Rolling Fork, MS 39159

Phone: (662) 873–6140

Fax: (662) 873–0154

Justice Courts in Simpson County

Simpson County Justice Court

1498 Simpson Highway 149

Mendenhall, MS 39114

Phone: (601) 847–5848

Fax: (601) 847–5856

Justice Courts in Smith County

Smith County Justice Court

Smith County Courthouse

123 Main Street, PO Box 171

Raleigh, MS 39153

Phone: (601) 782–4334

Fax: (601) 782–5899

Justice Courts in Stone County

Stone County Justice Court

231 3rd Street S

Wiggins, MS 39577

Phone: (601) 928–4415

Fax: (601) 928–2114

Justice Courts in Sunflower County

Sunflower County Justice Court - North

119 N Chester Avenue, PO Box 52

Ruleville, MS 38771

Phone: (662) 756–2835

Fax: (662) 756–4175

Sunflower County Justice Court - South

202 Main Street, PO Box 487

Indianola, MS 38751

Phone: (662) 887–6921

Fax: (662) 887–2798

Justice Courts in Tallahatchie County

Tallahatchie County Justice Court - District 1

1 Court Square, PO Box 440

Charleston, MS 38921

Phone: (662) 647–3477

Tallahatchie County Justice Court - District 2

PO Box 155

Sumner, MS 38957

Phone: (662) 375–9452

Fax: (662) 375–8200

Justice Courts in Tate County

Tate County Justice Court

103 Preston McKay Drive

Senatobia, MS 38668

Phone: (662) 562–7626

Fax: (662) 562–7663

Justice Courts in Tippah County

Tippah County Justice Court

205 W Spring Street

Ripley, MS 38663

Phone: (662) 837–8842

Fax: (662) 837–1105

Justice Courts in Tishomingo County

Tishomingo County Justice Court

1008 Battleground Drive

Iuka, MS 38852

Phone: (662) 423–7033

Fax: (662) 423–7094

Justice Courts in Tunica County

Tunica County Justice Court

Tunica County Justice Complex

5130 Old Mhoon Landing Road

Tunica, MS 38676

Phone: (662) 363–2178

Fax: (662) 363–4234

Justice Courts in Union County

Union County Justice Court

300 Carter Avenue, PO Box 27

New Albany, MS 38652

Phone: (662) 534–1951

Fax: (662) 534–1935

Justice Courts in Walthall County

Walthall County Justice Court

807 Magnolia Avenue, PO Box 507

Tylertown, MS 39667

Phone: (601) 876–2311

Fax: (601) 876–6866

Justice Courts in Warren County

Warren County Justice Court

919 Farmer Street, PO Box 1598

Vicksburg, MS 39181

Phone: (601) 634–6402

Fax: (601) 634–8015

Justice Courts in Washington County

Washington County Justice Court

905 W Alexander Street

Greenville, MS 38701

Phone: (662) 332–0633

Fax: (662) 390–4760

Justice Courts in Wayne County

Wayne County Justice Court

810 Chickasawhay Street

Waynesboro, MS 39367

Phone: (601) 735–3118

Fax: (601) 735–6266

Justice Courts in Webster County

Webster County Justice Court

24 E Fox Avenue

Eupora, MS 39744

Phone: (662) 258–2590

Fax: (662) 258–3093

Justice Courts in Wilkinson County

Wilkinson County Justice Court

525 Main Street, PO Box 40

Woodville, MS 39669

Phone: (601) 888–3538

Fax: (601) 888–7591

Justice Courts in Winston County

Winston County Justice Court

115 S Court Avenue, PO Box 327

Louisville, MS 39339

Phone: (662) 773–6016

Fax: (662) 773–8817

Justice Courts in Yalobusha County

Yalobusha County Justice Court - District 1

14400 Main Street, PO Box 218

Coffeeville, MS 38922

Phone: (662) 675–8115

Yalobusha County Justice Court - District 2

201 Blackmur Drive, PO Box 918

Water Valley, MS 38965

Phone: (662) 473–4502

Justice Courts in Yazoo County

Yazoo County Justice Court

211 E Broadway Street, PO Box 798

Yazoo City, MS 39194

Phone: (662) 746–8181

Fax: (662) 746–2023

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