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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