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Harrison County, MS Public Records

Harrison County public records refer to all books, papers, letters, accounts, maps, photographs, recordings, and films used or retained by local government agencies. They are accessible to all interested parties, provided there are no legal exemptions. Vital records fall under the exemptions as they are only accessible by spouses, close relatives, legal representatives, and the person named on the record. In Harrison County, births and deaths may be obtained from the vital records division of the State Department of Health. Marriage records may be sourced from the circuit court clerk, while divorce decrees are available via the Chancery Court Clerk’s office. Property records are also available to all interested parties. These may be sourced via the Harrison County Assessor or Recorder.

Courts in Harrison County

Court Records in Harrison County, Mississippi

Harrison County court records are accessible to all interested parties, provided there are no legal restrictions. The county has five municipal, two County Justice, County Circuits, County Courts, and County Chancery courts. Eligible record seekers may access documentation by visiting the courthouses where the specific cases were heard. Circuit court records may be obtained from the Circuit Clerk’s office. Requesters may contact their offices during business hours. The clerk charges $1.5 a page, but plain white copies are 50 cents a page. Alternatively, record seekers may use the Mississippi online electronic courts platform. Some records may not be available for viewing and inspection, though, as they contain confidential information. These may entail juvenile information, child custody, ongoing criminal investigations, or financial cases.

Court Name:
170 Porter Ave, 1st Floor
201 Jeff Davis Ave, PO Box 929
Long Beach

Jails and Prisons in Harrison County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Harrison County, Mississippi

Harrison County inmate records are available to all interested parties following local regulations. They are maintained by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, which also provides an inmate roster tool to access information. By providing the inmate’s name, requesters may access the inmate’s physical information, criminal charges, bond status, and the detaining facility. Inmates are also allowed visitors on a weekly basis, though these have to be scheduled days in advance. Visitors must also adhere to facility regulations, including wearing the right clothes or being punctual for visits. Friends and family can also deposit money to the inmate’s accounts using the kiosk in the jail lobbies. A service charge of $2.5 is incurred when one deposits money at the kiosk. Harrison County has five jails and prisons serving 209,396 residents. It is ranked 79th out of 82 in jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
10451 Larkin Smith Drive

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Harrison County

Arrest Records in Harrison County, Mississippi

Harrison County arrest records are accessible to all requesters provided there are no barring legal restrictions. These entail the person’s physical details, mugshots, witness statements, and the arresting officer’s remarks. The sheriff’s office maintains arrest records so interested parties can access desired documents by contacting their offices via mail or in person. The records division of the sheriff’s office also allows access to criminal histories. Requests for these may be made in person or via mail as well. Some records, though, are not available to all parties due to their confidential nature. Juvenile information, child custody, ongoing criminal investigations, and abuse incidents are only accessible to legal representatives, law enforcement, or parties to the incident. Harrison County has 15 police departments, and the crime rate is 51.94 per 1,000 residents.

Police Departments Name:
10451 Larkin Smith Drive

Popular Cities in Harrison

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