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

Scott County Overview

Established in 1833, Scott County, a short 45-minute drive from Jackson, was named for a former state governor Abram M. Scott. The county, located in Mississippi had a population of 28,264 as of the 2010 census. Forest is both the county seat and the largest community. In September 2014 the ACLU and the MacArthur Justice Center filed a class-action suit against the Scott County court and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office for violations of the Sixth and Fifteenth amendments to the US constitution. The reason was because of their lengthy detention of suspects and failure to provide them with counsel soon after arrest, setting unfair bail, taking too long to reach indictments, and failing to provide speedy trials. The US District Court did not certify the three classes; however, did retain the claims for damages by the two named plaintiffs. The county has a total area of 610 square miles, almost all of which is land. Neighboring counties are: Leake to the north, Newton to the east, Smith to the south, Rankin to the west, and Madison to the northwest. A portion of the nationally protected Bienville National Forest lies within the county lines. Nine zip codes have been assigned to the county, 39074 is the most populous.

Scott County Clerk Information

Rebecca “Becky” Gray, Circuit Clerk
PO Box 371
Forest MS 39074

The Circuit Clerk serves as Clerk of the County and Circuit Court, receives and files all lawsuits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit and issues all process including summons and subpoenas, draws jurors and qualifies juries, keeps a record of all judgments and executions, issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages, records medical and other professional licenses, and registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections.

Scott County Records

Alison Crapps, Tax Assessor/Tax Collector
100 E First St
Forest MS 39047

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

Lee Anne Livingston Palmer, Chancery Clerk
PO Box 630
Forest, MS 39074

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

Scott County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Scott 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:Scott County Marriage License
Location:100 West Main Street, Forest, Mississippi, 39074

Scott County Chancery Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 100 E 1st St, Forest, MS 39074, United States
Phone: 601-469-1922

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