Lookup Public Records in Clay CountyMississippi. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Clay County Overview

Clay County in Mississippi, was established in 1871 and named for Henry Clay, an American stateman and former US Secretary of State. The largest community and the county seat is West Point. The federal government formerly designated Clay County as the West Point Micropolitan Statistical Area, but the county lost that status in 2013. It is part of the Golden Triangle region of the state. The county’s total area is 410 square miles of land, plus six square miles of water. Clay county is partially home to the nationally protected Natchez Trace Parkway and neighboring counties are: Chickasaw to the north, Monroe to the northeast, Lowndes to the southeast, Oktibbeha to the south, and Webster to the west. A total of seven zip codes are assigned to the county, and the largest is 39773.

Clay County Clerk Information

Robert D. Harrell, Jr., Circuit Clerk
205 Court St.
PO Box 364
West Point, MS 39773
(662) 494-3384
rharrell@claycounty.ms.gov

The Circuit Clerk’s office is responsible for filing criminal and civil cases in the Circuit Court of Clay County, as well as appeals from lower court and administrative agencies. We receive and file lawsuits, indictments, motions, bonds, issue subpoenas, summon jurors, collect fines and record orders. Other duties include recording judgments, issuing and recording marriage licenses, voter registration, absentee voting and other duties.

Clay County Records

Clay County Chancery Clerk, Amy G. Berry
365 Court Street
PO Box 815
West Point, MS 39773
(662) 494-3124
aberry@claycounty.ms.gov

Amy’s duties include:

  • Custodian of Public Land Records
  • Clerk of the Chancery Court
  • Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
  • County Treasurer, County Auditor, Comptroller
  • Collector of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes
  • Record and preserve Military Discharge Records
  • Serves as county-wide Notary
  • U. S. Passport Agent

    Land records, deeds, vital records, military service records, plats and surveys, maps, passports, recreational vehicle registrations, tax liens, easements and condemnations:

    Paige Lamkin, Tax Assessor-Collector
    205 Court Street
    PO Box 795
    West Point, MS 39773
    (662) 494-3432
    (662) 494-2724
    plamkin@claycounty.ms.gov

    Assessments and values, tax exempt property, tax credits and exemptions, vehicle registrations:

    Clay, MS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200921,191
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,618
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200958
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,495
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009280
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009743
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,511
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009179
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200959
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009555
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009267
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200920
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009122
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200913,117
    Clay County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Clay County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title 93, Ch. 1
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Clay County Marriage License
    Location:Marriage Division, 205 Court St, West Point, Mississippi, 39773
    Phone:601-494-3384
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