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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