P.O. Box 31
Columbus, MS 39703 (mailing)
505 2nd Ave No.
Columbus, MS 39701 (physical)
The Circuit Clerk is elected at large for a four-year term. The Circuit Clerk provides a variety of services by serving as clerk of the court for Circuit, County and Youth courts. The Circuit Clerk is also the registrar of voters, assists in conduct of all county, state and national elections and issues all absentee ballots. The Circuit Clerk issues marriage licenses and maintains many other records such as the judgment roll.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday 30 days prior to each regularly scheduled election
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on each Saturday immediately preceding each election
Deputy Clerks in Circuit & County Court Criminal Division (662) 241-1920 or (662) 329-3335
Deputy Clerks in Circuit & County Court Civil Division (662) 329-5908, (662) 329-5944 or (662) 329-3394
Deputy Clerk in Jury Division (662) 329-5906
Deputy Clerks in Marriage Division and Voter Registration (662) 329-5907 or (662) 329-5900
Deputy Clerk Youth Court Division (662) 329-5945
Applying for a Marriage License
Both bride and groom must appear in the Circuit Clerk’s office to make application for marriage license
Present official document evidencing age
If under 21 both parents or legal guardians must sign giving their consent.
Court order required if male applicant is below 17 and female applicant is below 15
$22.00 filing fee at time of application
In no event shall a license be issued by the circuit clerk when it appears to the circuit clerk that the applicants are, or either of them is, drunk or a person with mental illness or mental retardation to the extent that the clerk believes that the person does not understand the nature and consequences of the request.
Register to Vote
You must be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age by the General Election date of each year and not convicted of the crime of murder, rape, bribery, theft, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery or bigamy.
You may register to vote in person at the Circuit Clerk’s office or by downloading a form from www.sos.ms.gov and mailing to the circuit clerk.
You may also register to vote at the driver’s license office, health department or department of human services. If you choose this option and do not receive a voter registration card in the mail from the circuit clerk, please inquire 30 days prior to any election.