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

Covington County Overview

Covington County, Mississippi was established on January 5, 1819, less than two years after Mississippi earned statehood into the Union. The county was one of the first counties established out of the vast non-agricultural lands in the more eastern part of the state. Covington was originally cut out of Lawrence and Wayne Counties, and encompassed what is now Jefferson Davis, Covington, and Jones Counties. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,568. The county seat and largest community is Collins. The county is named for U.S. Army officer and Congressman Leonard Covington. The county, which is bordered by six other Mississippi counties is 415 square miles in total area. Bordering counties are: Smith to the north, Jones to the east, Forrest to the southeast, Lamar to the south, Jefferson Davis to the west, and Simpson to the northwest. With a total of eight zip codes assigned to the area, the largest zip is 39428.

Covington County Clerk Information

Melissa Duckworth
Circuit Clerk
PO Box 667
Collins MS 39428
601-765-6506
mduckworth@covingtoncountyms.gov

The Circuit Clerk serves as Clerk of the County and Circuit Courts, receives and files all lawsuits, 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, keeps a record of all judgments and executions, issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages, records medical and other professional licenses, and registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections.

Covington County Records

Joseph Warren
Chancery Clerk
PO Box 1679
Collins MS 39428
601-765-4242
jwarren@covingtoncountyms.gov

As public recorder, the Clerk handles the recording and storage of several types of documents and maintains various indexes that aid people in researching these records. The primary records are deeds and mortgages relating to real property, but the Clerk also records construction and condominium liens, federal tax liens, Lis Pendens (notices of pending lawsuits) and military discharges. The Clerk oversees the storage and authorized disposal of older land rolls, tax receipts and many other County records after their active use lifespan. As Clerk of the Chancery Court, the Clerk handles a multitude of tasks such as matters of estates, guardianships, conservatorships, divorces, child custody, adoption, property disputes and other matters of equity.

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

Cindy Aultman Sanford
Tax Assessor and Collector
PO Box 1537
Collins MS 39428
601-765-6402
csanford@covingtoncountyms.gov

The Assessor lists and places a value on all real estate within the county and on personal property (which includes such things as machinery, office equipment, and similar items). Maps, records, and other documents are kept helping establish the value of such property. The Assessor presents these tax rolls to the Board of Supervisors for approval. She also helps homeowners file for homestead exemption, which allows additional credit to a homeowner’s property tax.

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

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Covington, MS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200919,387
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,191
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200997
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,079
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009313
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009152
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009857
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,699
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009113
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009385
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009399
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200998
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009347
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,220
Covington County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Covington 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:Covington County Marriage License
Location:Main & Dogwood, Collins, Mississippi, 39428
Phone:601-765-6506

Covington County Chancery Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 101 S Elm Ave, Collins, MS 39428, United States
Phone: 601-765-6132

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