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

Jones County Overview

Established in 1826, Jones County, Mississippi lies in the southeast portion of the state. With dual seats in Laurel and Ellisville, the county population was 67,761 as of the 2010 census. The largest community is Laurel. Less than a decade after Mississippi became the country’s 20th state, settlers organized this area of 700 square miles of pine forests and swamps for a new county in 1826. They named it Jones County after John Paul Jones, the early American Naval hero who rose from humble Scottish origin to military success during the American Revolution. The county has a total area of 695 square miles of land, plus five square miles of water. Adjacent counties are: Jasper to the north, Wayne to the east, Perry to the southeast, Forrest to the southwest, Covington to the west and Smith to the northwest. Jones county is also home to a portion of the nationally protected De Soto National Forest. The county was also once home to Leontyne Price, operatic soprano, Lance Bass, singer with NSYNC, Ralph Boston, Olympic track and field medalist, and Jason Campbell, retired National Football League quarterback. Of the 13 zip codes assigned to the county, the largest is 39440.

Jones County Clerk Information

Circuit Clerk- Concetta Brooks

Circuit Clerk responsibilities:

  • Serves as clerk to county, youth, and circuit courts
  • Receives and maintains all court files in Youth, County, and Circuit cases
  • Maintains records of all judgements and executions
  • Issues and maintains all records of marriage licenses
  • County Registrar: Registers new voters and works with Election Commissioners in all local and statewide elections
  • Registers medical and professional licenses
  • Voter Registration
  • Elections
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Notary and Passports
  • Custodian of all Circuit, County and Youth Court files

    1st Judicial District
    101 N. Court Street, Suite B
    Ellisville, MS 39437
    (601)477-8538
    circuit@co.jones.ms.us or cbrooks@co.jones.ms.us
    2nd Judicial District
    P.O. Box 1336
    Laurel, MS 39441
    (601)425-2556

    Jones County Records

    Tax Assessor and Collector
    Ellisville
    Collecting Department
    601- 477- 3261

    Homestead Department
    601- 477- 3253
    Physical Address
    Ellisville Courthouse
    101 North Court Street Suite A
    Ellisville, MS 39437

    Mailing Address
    Jones County Tax Assessor- Collector
    Ellisville Courthouse
    101 North Court Street Suite A
    Ellisville, MS 39437

    Laurel
    Collecting Department
    Phone 601- 426 – 3248
    Homestead Department
    Phone 601- 428- 3100
    Appraisal Department / Real
    Phone 601 – 649 – 1636
    Appraisal Department / Personal
    Phone 601 – 428 – 3101
    Mapping Department
    Phone 601 – 428 – 3603

    Physical Address
    501 North 5th Ave
    Laurel, MS 39441

    Mailing Address
    Jones County Tax Assessor-Collector
    PO Box 511
    Laurel, MS 39441

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

    Bart Gavin, Chancery Clerk
    1st Judical District
    101 N. Court Street – Suite D
    Post Office Box 248
    Ellisville, MS 39437
    601-477-3307

    2nd Judical District
    415 N. 5th Avenue
    Post Office Box 1468
    Laurel, MS 39441
    Land Records: 601-428-0527
    Court: 601-428-3182

    Land records, deeds, fee schedules, plats and surveys, maps, passports, tax liens, easements and condemnations:

    Pay property taxes and forms:

    Jones, MS Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200962,369
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200917,263
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200973
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009179
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009340
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,955
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009498
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,118
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009166
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,957
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,351
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009542
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200938
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009160
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200953
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,734
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,119
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009343
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009129
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009107
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009210
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200925,573
    Jones County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Jones 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:Jones County Marriage License
    Location:415 North 5th Avenue, Laurel, Mississippi, 39440
    Phone:601-425-2556

    Jones County Chancery Clerk’s Office

    Address: 415 N 5th Ave, Laurel, MS 39440, United States
    Phone: 601-425-2556

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