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

Pontotoc County Overview

Pontotoc County, Mississippi was established in 1836. Its name is a Chickasaw word that means, land of hanging grapes. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,957. Its county seat, and largest community is Pontotoc. The original Natchez Trace and the current-day Natchez Trace Parkway both pass through the southeast corner of Pontotoc County. The Natchez Trace Parkway is under national protection. The county has a total area of 501 square miles, three square miles is water and the remaining 498 square miles is land. Bordering counties are: Union to the north, Lee to the east, Chickasaw to the south, Calhoun to the southwest, and Lafayette to the west. The largest zip code in the county is 38863, and it is one of ten utilized by the county.

Pontotoc County Clerk Information

Melinda Nowicki, Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 428
11 E. Washington St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
(662) 489-3908

The Circuit Clerk:

  • Keeps a general court docket in which all names and parties in each case, plea, indictment, records from inferior courts on appeal, and other papers are entered
  • Keeps orders of the court which are referenced in the minute book
  • Keeps the execution docket
  • Enters a full and complete record of the proceedings of the suit
  • Serves as a registrar for voters in the county
  • Collects a filing fee from candidates pursuing a county office or legislative seat within the county
  • Works with the election commission to provide election information (results, candidates, etc.)
  • Notifies citizens who have been selected to serve on jury duty
  • Prepares a jury list for the attorneys
  • Familiarizes jurors with the courthouse
  • Receives and files all documents during trials
  • Issues subpoenas
  • Conveys jury instructions given by the judge
  • Receives verdicts of jurors and reads them in open court
  • Issues jurors a county warrant (check) and certificate of service (if needed)
  • Files a Statistical Record of Marriage with the Office of Vital Records with the Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Issues the marriage license
  • Collects a filing fee of $22 per marriage record prepared from the applicant

Pontotoc County Records

Van McWhirter, Tax Collector/Assessor
11 E. Washington St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
(662) 489-3904

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

Ricky Ferguson, Chancery Clerk
P.O. Box 209
34 S. Liberty St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
(662) 489-3900

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

Pay property taxes and forms:

Motor vehicle information: Not available

Pontotoc County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Pontotoc 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:Pontotoc County Marriage License
Location:11 East Washington Street, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 38863

Pontotoc Chancery Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 34 S Liberty St, Pontotoc, MS 38863, United States
Phone: 662-489-3900

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