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

Forrest County Overview

Forrest County in Mississippi was established in 1908 and named for a Confederate general, Nathan B. Forrest. The county seat, and the largest community is Hattiesburg. The total area of the county is 470 square miles, all of which is land, except for four square miles of water. Neighboring counties are: Jones to the northeast, Perry to the east, Stone to the south, Pearl River to the southwest, Lamar to the west, and Covington to the northwest. Forrest county is also partially home to the nationally protected, De Soto National Forest.

Forrest County Clerk Information

Gwen Wilks, Circuit Clerk
Forrest County Courthouse
630 Main St, PO Box 992
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
(601)582-3213
gwilks@co.forrest.ms.us

Forrest County Records

Maryann Palmer, Tax Assessor
mpalmer@co.forrest.ms.us
(601)545-6130

The Forrest County Tax Assessor has three primary functions: Assessing Real and Personal Property, Homestead Exemption, License of Pawnshops in the County

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

Jimmy Havard, Chancery Clerk
(601)545-6013

The Chancery Clerk has five major responsibilities:

  • Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
  • Clerk for the Chancery Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Treasurer
  • County Auditor

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

    Delbert Dearman, Tax Collector
    taxcollector@co.forrest.ms.us
    (601)582-8228

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

    Forrest, MS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200977,838
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,193
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009252
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009452
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200988
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009625
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,740
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009338
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,526
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009194
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,226
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009120
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200951
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20097,900
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,522
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200948
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009278
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009339
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200940
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009114
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,676
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,019
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009721
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009257
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009198
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009121
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200936,148
    Forrest County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Forrest 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:Forrest County Marriage License
    Location:630 Main Street, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39401
    Phone:601-582-3213
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