Hattiesburg Mississippi Clerk of Courts
- Posted by: Emily James
- Category: Community News
In Hattiesburg, MS, located downtown inside the Paul B. Johnson Chancery Building is the office of the Forrest County Chancery Clerk Jimmy C. Havard. There are numerous areas in which the Forrest County Chancery Court can be of service. Such areas of service are Estate, Injunction or Settlement of Small Claim. Serving a term of four years, some of the Chancery Clerk’s duties include Clerk of the Chancery Court as well as Custodian of Public Land Records. Examples of these land records are deeds of trusts, mortgages, mineral leases and plats of land surveys.As Chancery Clerk, Havard has 5 major responsibilities.
- Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
- Clerk for the Chancery Court
- County Recorder
- County Treasurer
- County Auditor
As well, the Municipal Court Clerk for Hattiesburg, MS is Ines Faye Hicks. The responsibilities of Hicks and this court are to process and adjudicate the city’s misdemeanor arrests. In addition to Hicks, the Court Division also consists of a judge, a prosecutor and a public defender, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor. From police-initiated arrests to traffic citations to personal affidavits, all of these are cases heard in this court. Not to mention first appearance or preliminary hearings for felony defendants.
Also, available at the front desk is a deputy court clerk who is available 24 hours a day, including holidays. Call 601-545-4933 for any questions regarding court cases or traffic citations.
The Municipal Court
City of Hattiesburg P.O. Box 1898 Hattiesburg MS 39403-1898
Additionally, a substation is located at
104 Lamar Boulevard, Hattiesburg, MS 39403
Monday-Friday (Excluding observed holidays) 7am to 7pm.
The Forrest County Chancery Court can be found in the Paul B. Johnson Chancery Building
641 N. Main St. P.O. Box 951 Hattiesburg, MS 39403 | Phone: 601-545-6040
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