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

Rankin County Overview

Rankin County, established in 1828 has a total area of 775 square miles of land, plus 31 square miles of water. The county, in Mississippi borders to the west with the Pearl River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 141,617, and it is the fourth most populous county in the state. While the largest community is Pearl, the county seat is Brandon. Christopher Rankin, who was a state congressman is the namesake. Adjacent counties are: Madison to the north, Scott to the east, Smith to the southeast, Simpson to the south, and Hinds to the west. Thirteen zip codes are in use in the county, the largest of which is 39047.

Rankin County Clerk Information

Becky Boyd, Circuit Clerk
Justice Center
215 E Government St
Brandon, MS 39042
(601) 825-1466

As Circuit Clerk, Ms. Boyd has numerous duties:

  • Serves as Clerk of the County and Circuit Courts.
  • Receives and files all law suits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts and issues all process including summons and subpoenas.
  • Draws Jurors and qualifies Juries. (You do not have to serve on jury duty if you are over the age of 65. You may call the Circuit Clerk’s Office and be taken off the Jury List if you are over 65).
  • Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions.
  • Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.
  • Records medical and other professional licenses.
  • Registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections.
  • You must be registered to vote thirty (30) days before an election.
  • The Circuit Clerk’s Office is open for absentee voting two Saturdays prior to an election from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The deadline to cast an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is noon on the Saturday prior to an election.
  • Absentee balloting begins forty-five (45) days prior to an election and ends at noon the Saturday before the election.
  • Bride and Groom must come to the Circuit Clerk’s office together to apply
  • Marriage License Cost is $22 .00 – CASH ONLY
  • Proof of age must be provided in the form of Driver’s License, Birth Certificate or other legal document which contains name and date of birth.
  • The Circuit Clerk shall not issue a marriage license to any male applicant under seventeen (17) years of age, or any female applicant under fifteen (15) years of age, without a court order from a Circuit, County or Chancery Judge.
  • If either applicant is under 21 years of age, he/she must have consent from parents or legal guardians giving their permission to apply for the marriage license.
  • If applicants have previously been married and divorced or lost a spouse through death, the applicant will need to supply the month, day and year the marriage ended
  • Once a license is issued, it does not expire.

Rankin County Records

John Sullivan, Tax Assessor
Courthouse Annex
211 E Government St
Brandon, MS 39042
(601) 825-1470

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

Larry Swales, Chancery Clerk
Courthouse Annex – Suite D
211 E Government St
PO Box 700
Brandon, MS 39042
(601) 825-1469

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

Joan Fortenberry, Tax Collector
Tax Collector (Brandon Office)
211 E Government St
Brandon, MS 39042

Tax Collector (Richland Location)
380 Scarborough St
(Richland City Hall)
Richland, MS 39218

Tax Collector (Flowood Location)
5417 Hwy 25
Suite L
Flowood, MS 39232
(601) 825-1467

Pay property taxes and forms:

Rankin County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Rankin 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:Rankin County Marriage License
Location:305 Government St, Brandon, Mississippi, 39043
Phone:601-825-1466

Rankin County Chancery Clerk’s

Address: 211 E Government St, Brandon, MS 39042, United States
Phone: 601-825-1469

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