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

Hancock County Overview

Established in 1812, Hancock County, Mississippi is the southernmost county in the state, and sits along the Gulf of Mexico and the Louisiana state line. Specifically, St. Bernard Parish, LA to the south and St. Tammany Parish. LA to the west. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,929, and its county seat, and largest community is Bay St. Louis. The county is named for Founding Father John Hancock. The area is home to the John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility. The county was severely damaged from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, causing catastrophic impacts, as much as ten miles inland. The total area of the county is 474 square miles of land, plus 79 square miles of water. Two additional MS counties are neighbors to the north (Pearl River county), and to the east (Harrison County). Ten zip codes are assigned to the county, the largest of which is 39520.

Hancock County Clerk Information

Karen Ladner Ruhr
Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk
152 Main Street, Suite B
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Karen.ruhr@co.hancock.ms.us

Hancock County Courthouse
152 Main Street, Suite A
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
228-467-5406

Hancock County Records

Jimmie Ladner, Jr., Hancock County Tax Assessor and Collector
Post Office Box 2428
Bay St. Louis, MS 39521-2428

Tax Assessor/Collector Annex Office
854 Highway 90, Suite C
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
(228) 467-4425

Tax Assessor/Collector Satellite Office
18335 Highway 603
Kiln, MS 39556
(228) 255-8746 or (228) 255-8747

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

Timothy A. (Tim) Kellar
Hancock County Chancery Clerk
152 Main Street, Suite A
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
228-467-5406
tim.kellar@co.hancock.ms.us

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

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

Hancock, MS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200944,027
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,445
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009247
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009263
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009353
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009454
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20097,635
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009287
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,384
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,721
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,453
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009218
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009443
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009102
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009715
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009542
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009214
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009317
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009145
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,325
Hancock County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Hancock 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:Hancock County Marriage License
Location:152 Main Street, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, 39520
Phone:228-467-5265

Hancock County Chancery Clerk’s Office

Address: 854 US-90, Bay St Louis, MS 39520, United States
Phone: 228-467-5404

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