ZACK WALLACE, CIRCUIT CLERK
FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Jury Duty Recording:
SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Jury Duty Recording:
Duties of the Circuit Clerk
- Serves as Clerk of the County and Circuit Courts (7 Judges).
- Receives and files all law suits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts and issues all process including summons and subpoenas.
- Draws Jurors and qualifies Juries. (You do not have to serve on jury duty if you are over the age of 65. You may call the Circuit Clerk's Office and be taken off the Jury List if you are over 65).
- Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions.
- Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.
- Records medical and other professional licenses.
- Registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections.
The Circuit Court Terms of the First Judicial District of Hinds County begin on the first Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November, and consists of eight weeks. The Grand Jury will meet during the sixth week of each term.
The Circuit Court Terms of the Second Judicial District of Hinds County begin on the fourth Monday of January, July and September.
The Circuit Court handles cases with no limit on the amount of damages and also felony cases.
County Court Terms for the First Judicial District of Hinds County begin on the second Monday of each month.
County Court Terms for the Second Judicial District of Hinds County begin on the second Monday in March, June, September and December.
County Court handles cases with damages up to $200,000.00. The County Court also handles misdemeanors.
- You must be registered to vote thirty (30) days before an election.
- The Circuit Clerk's Office is open for absentee voting two Saturdays prior to an election from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The deadline to cast an absentee ballot in the clerk's office is noon on the Saturday prior to an election.
- Absentee balloting begins forty-five (45) days prior to an election and ends at noon the Saturday before the election.
Record Management Program as guided by section 25-60-5 Mississippi Code Annotated, 1972, which includes a $1.00 fee to all documents filed as public record.
**UPON FILING NEW CASE, THERE ARE 3 REQUIREMENTS: COMPLAINT/PETITION, CIVIL COVER SHEET, AND FILING FEE. DATE FILE WILL BE DATE ALL 3 REQUIREMENTS ARE RECEIVED BY CLERK. **
- Filing Fee of Complaints, Petition for Review, Foreign Judgment, Writ of Replevin, and Forfeitures: $161.00
- First Offender Hardship-Drugs: $181.00
- First Offender Hardship-DUI (Filed only in Circuit Court): $211.00
- Examination of judgment debtors arising from judgment of another county, Writs of Garnishments and Executions: Filing fee is $36.00
- Enrollments-Abstract of judgment - Filing Fee: $6.00; Issuance - $1.00
- Cases appealed from other courts or commissions/Transfer Fee: $88.00
- Appeals from Justice Court to County Court: 30 days to Appeal with Appeal Cost- $143.00; Appeal Bond-200% of Judgment or $100.00
- Marriage License: $22.00
- Both applicants must come to the Circuit Clerk's office together to apply
- Proof of age must be provided in the form of Driver's License, Birth Certificate or other legal document which contains name and date of birth.
- Certified copy of marriage license: $16.00; Additional copy $5.00
- Medical license recording: $6.00