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Circuit Clerk

20th Circuit Court District & County Court

Michelle Adcock

  Michelle Adcock, Circuit Clerk

Circuit Clerk Responsibilities

  • Serves as Clerk of the County and Circuit Courts.
  • Receives and files all lawsuits, 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 excused as a Juror if you are over 65.  If you would like to be permanently removed because of a disability or age exemption, you can come by and sign a form).
  • 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.

Election Information (click here)

Voter Information

• You must be registered to vote thirty (30) days before an election.  You can register at 17 years old and vote if you turn 18 on election day.
• The Circuit Clerk’s Office is open for absentee voting two Saturdays prior to every 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.

Marriage License Information 

  • No appointment is needed but please arrive by 4:30 p.m.
  • Bride and Groom must come to the Circuit Clerk's office together to apply.
  • Marriage License Cost is $37.00 cash or 38.50 for credit card.  Credit card fees apply.
  • 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.

For information on legal assistance, please contact one of the following:

  • Mission First Legal Aid Office 601.608.0056
  • Mississippi Volunteers Lawyers Project 601.960.9577
  • Mississippi Center for Legal Services 1.800.498.1804

Contact Us

Justice Center (more)
215 E Government St
Brandon, MS 39042
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  • Phone: (601) 825-1466
  • Assistant: (601) 825-1465
  • Office Hours:
    M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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