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

Copiah County Overview

Established in 1823, Copiah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,449. The county seat is Hazlehurst; however, the largest community is Crystal Springs. Copiah, comes from a Choctaw Indian word meaning calling panther. With an eastern border formed by the Pearl River, Copiah County is part of the Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county which is 779 square miles in total area, most of which is land, is partially home to the nationally protected Homochitto National Forest. Neighboring counties are all in Mississippi and are: Hinds to the north, Simpson to the east, Lawrence to the southeast, Lincoln to the south, Jefferson to the southwest, and Claiborne to the west. The county is known as a tomato and cabbage producing area, and for many years was called the “Tomato Capital of the World.” Specifically, Crystal Springs was known as “The Tomato Capital of the World” because for a few years in the late 1930s it canned and shipped out via rail car more tomatoes than any other locale. Its predominance was disrupted by the onset of World War II but it kept the title. In June 2000, the town revived celebration of an annual Tomato Festival, held on the last Saturday in June. It includes a tomato growing contest (with prizes for largest tomato, ugliest tomato, prettiest tomato, etc.), tomato tasting, farmers’ market, vendor’s booths, musical entertainment, 5K run and, of course, the crowning of the new Tomato Queen. The Tomato Festival was originally set up on Front Street. The Friday night before the Tomato Festival, a Street Dance is held as the kick-off event. It is the night of the crowning of the Tomato Queen. Entertainment includes a live band, games and amusement rides for the kids, and food vendors. During the Street Dance, “BBQ and Blue Jeans” is sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Crystal Springs. They sell take-out containers filled with BBQ sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans and a dinner roll. This is the evening when other festival vendors start setting up their booths for the main day events. Vendors come from all over the U.S. to the festival every year to sell their wares and provide games and amusement rides. A tomato museum at the Chautauqua Park Visitor’s Center exhibits historical pictures, agricultural relics from the era, and examples of some of the shipping and canning labels. The largest zip code in the county is 39059 and it is one of eight total zips in use in the county.

Copiah County Clerk Information

Edna Stevens, Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 551
Hazelhurst, MS 39083
(601) 894-1858
estevens@copiahcountyms.gov

The Circuit Clerk provides a wide variety of services to the Circuit and County Courts, as well as, to the public including voter registration, election information, jury duty, and marriage licenses.

Copiah County Records

Steve Amos, Chancery Clerk
P.O. Box 507
122 South Lowe Street
Hazlehurst, Mississippi 39083
(601) 894-3021
amos39083@aol.com

Duties: Register of Land Deeds, Mortgages, Oil Leases, Mineral Deeds, Power of Attorneys, Military Discharges, Federal Tax Liens, Bonds and Oaths, Lis Pendens , Construction Liens, UCC’s, Divorces, Probate of Wills, Land Disputes, Guardianships, Estates (Conservator Ships), Adoptions, and Youth Court, Collection of Delinquent Taxes.

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

Todd Mooney, Tax Assessor
P.O. Box 730
100 Caldwell Drive
Hazlehurst, Mississippi 39083
(601) 894-2721
tmooney@copiahcountyms.gov

The Tax Assessor’s office appraises all land and buildings and other permanent improvements that contribute value to the land. Applications for homestead exemption are filed in the assessor’s office, beginning on the first working day of January through April 1st. The tax assessor’s office is also responsible for appraising all furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, and inventory used in business operations. Mobile homes are also registered in this office.

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

April Holloway, Tax Collector
P.O. Box 705
Hazlehurst, Mississippi 39083
(601) 894-2732
taxcollector@copiahcountyms.gov
april@copiahcountyms.gov

The office of the Tax Collector is responsible for collection of the Ad Valorem taxes on real property, personal property, mobile homes, automobiles, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers and airplanes, privilege taxes on vehicles, vending machines, amusement machines and business license, as well as garbage fees, then to disburse the taxes to the proper entities.

Pay property taxes, motor vehicle titles, registrations and renewals, license plates, driver’s license information and testing:

Copiah, MS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200924,542
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,444
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200941
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009162
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,803
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009144
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009396
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,281
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,060
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009290
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009231
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009585
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009260
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009191
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009105
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009136
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200914,219
Copiah County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Copiah 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:Copiah County Marriage License
Location:101 Caldwell Drive, Hazlehurst, Mississippi, 39083
Phone:601-894-1241

Copiah County Chancery Clerk’s Office

Address: 122 S Lowe St, Hazlehurst, MS 39083, United States
Phone: 601-894-3021

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