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Desoto County, MS Public Records

DeSoto County public records include all books, papers, accounts, letters, photographs, films, recordings, or software generated, utilized, and stored by local government agencies. These are available to all interested parties, provided there are no legal restrictions. Vital records are only accessible to certain requesters like spouses, parents, legal representatives, and registered individuals. Births, marriages, and deaths are available from the Vital Records Office from the Mississippi State Department of Health. Divorces, though, can be sourced from the County’s Chancery Clerk's office. Record copies are priced at $17 a copy for the first three and an additional $5 for any additional copy. Divorce records, though, only cost $1 for certified copies or 25 cents per page for regular ones. Property records are also accessible to any interested party. These may be obtained by request to the Chancery Court Clerk’s office.

Courts in Desoto County

Court Records in Desoto County, Mississippi

DeSoto County court records are accessible to all interested parties, provided there are no legal restrictions. The County has one Chancery, three County, and four Municipal courts, which handle civil, criminal, probate, juvenile, or traffic cases. Requesters may contact the County Circuit Clerk if they want records from the Circuit or County Court. The Chancery Court clerk also presides over cases that the respective courts handled. Those seeking records from the municipal courts may seek them from the courthouses where the cases were heard. Alternatively, interested parties may view court records online using the Mississippi Electronic Courts System portal. This portal requires registration, and users may subscribe to search packages. Some documents are not accessible to all requesters, considering they include confidential material. These are juvenile records, abuse victim identities, financial information, and ongoing criminal investigations.

Court Name:
3101 Goodman Road, Suite B
Horn Lake
475 West Commerce Street

Jails and Prisons in Desoto County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Desoto County, Mississippi

DeSoto County inmate records are available to all requesters, following local and state regulations. These are maintained by the County Sheriff’s Office, which maintains an online jail docket system. By entering the inmates’ names, they can view their physical description, criminal charges, booking dates, and bond status. Inmates can receive visitors from Monday to Friday, though these have to be scheduled in advance. Visitors also have to comply with facility regulations, like wearing appropriate clothing and not carrying contraband. Visitors must also provide government-issued identification and arrive 30 minutes before the set time. Minors are required to be accompanied by legal guardians or approved adults during visits. DeSoto County has four jails and prisons. It is ranked 80th out of 82 in jails per capita.

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Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Desoto County

Arrest Records in Desoto County, Mississippi

DeSoto County arrest records are accessible to every interested party, provided no legal restrictions exist. They are generated and maintained by the County Sheriff’s office. Requesters may visit their offices to get records or submit an application via mail. Criminal records are also available to interested parties via the Criminal Information Center or the County Sheriff’s Office. However, some of these records are only accessible to particular requesters due to their contents. These may have juvenile information, child custody, financial details, victim information, or ongoing criminal investigations. In these cases, the records are only available to law enforcement, legal representatives, and the person on the record. Eligible record seekers may access fingerprint-based searches at $32 per background check. DeSoto County has eight police departments, and the crime rate is 39.99 per 1,000 residents.

Police Departments Name:
3091 Industrial Drive W

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