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

DeSoto County Overview

Established in 1836, DeSoto County, in Mississippi had a population of 161,252 as of the 2010 census. It is the third most populous county in the state. Its county seat is Hernando; however, the largest community is Southaven. The county has lowland areas that were developed in the 19th century for cotton plantations, and hill country in the eastern part of the county. The county is named for Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, the first European explorer to reach the Mississippi River, the county seat was also named for the same man. The county has a total area of 476 square miles of land, plus 21 square miles of water and is adjacent to three other Mississippi counties: Marshall to the east, Tate and Tunica to the south. Shelby County, TN borders to the north and Crittenden County, AR to the west. The largest of ten zip codes assigned to the county is 38654.

DeSoto County Clerk Information

Ms. Dale K. Thompson, Circuit Court Clerk
DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Highway 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 469-8007

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
  • Issues all process including summons and subpoenas
  • Draws and qualifies jurors
  • 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
  • DeSoto County Records

    Parker Pickle, Tax Assessor
    DeSoto County Administration Building
    365 Losher St.
    Suite 100
    Hernando, MS 38632
    (662) 469-8029

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

    Misty Heffner, Chancery Court Clerk
    Ph: (662) 469-8005
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 949
    Hernando, MS 38632

    Court Records
    2535 Highway 51 S, Room 100
    Hernando, MS 38632

    Land Records
    311 W South St., Ste C
    Hernando, MS 38632

    Delinquent Taxes/Homestead Exemption
    365 Losher St., Ste 120
    Hernando, MS 38632

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

    Joey Treadway, Tax Collector
    365 Losher Street
    Suite 110
    Hernando, MS 38632
    (662) 469-8030

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

    DeSoto, MS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009146,699
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200917,129
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009761
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009394
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009185
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009179
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,862
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200913,392
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,368
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,973
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009270
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200913,905
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009211
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200985
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200919,881
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,621
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200962
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009586
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,444
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009103
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009201
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,727
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,486
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200972
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,229
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009692
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009143
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200954
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009651
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009209
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200954,583
    DeSoto County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in DeSoto 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:DeSoto County Marriage License
    Location:Hwy 51 North Courtsquare, Hernando, Mississippi, 38632
    Phone:601-429-1325

    De Soto County Chancery Clerk

    Address: 2535 Hwy 51 S #104, Hernando, MS 38632, United States
    Phone: 662-469-8005

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