Coahoma County Circuit Court

P. O. Box 849, Clarksdale, MS  38614
115 First Street, Clarksdale, MS  38614
662-624-3014 or 662-624-3022
Fax:  662-624-3075
Email: coahomacirclrk@yahoo.com

Staff:

Charles Oakes
Charles Oakes
Circuit Court Clerk
serving since 1992

Nancy Childe
Nancy Chiles

Voter Registration

Marriage License & Tax Liens
Chendra Johnson
Chendra Johnson
County Court & Youth Court
Jessica Chiles
Jessica Chiles
Circuit Court & Jury Summons

The Coahoma County Circuit Court serves as clerk for the youth, county and circuit courts.  This office is responsible for receiving and filing 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 processes including summons and subpoenas for these two courts as well as Youth Court.

 

Coahoma County Circuit Court, a part of the 11th Circuit Court District, hears felony criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits with no limit on the amount of damage.  Circuit Court empanels two grand juries each year as well as scheduling 16 week of court each year.  Usually lawsuits are scheduled outside these weeks.

 

Trials in Circuit Court are heard with heard with a twelve member jury and usually one or two alternate jurors.  A judge may preside without a jury if the dispute is a question of law rather than a fact.

 

Coahoma County Circuit Court is the Court of Eminent Domain.  County Court hears civil lawsuits with a limit of $200,000.00 in damages.  County Court hears appeals from Justice and Municipal Courts.

 

The Circuit Court Clerk, serves as clerk for the county and circuit courts receiving and filing 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.

 

The Circuit Court Clerk keeps record of all judgments and executions, issues marriage licenses and records of marriages, records medical and other professional license, registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections.

 

The Circuit Court Clerk draws jurors and qualifies juries.  One is not required to serve on jury duty if he or she is over age 65.  You may call the Circuit Clerk’s Office and be taken off the jury list if you are over age 65.