Are Court Records open to the public?

In most instances, court records are available for public inspections from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday in Poplarville or Picayune using public terminals. Physical records are housed at 100 South Main Street in the new courthouse annex beside the historic courthouse.

Adoptions and commitment filings, by law, are private. Therefore, they are sealed and not subject to public inspection. In certain instances, one of the four Chancellors in the 10th Judicial District may issue orders sealing entire cases or parts of case files for a variety of reasons.

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1. What are Court Records?
2. Are Court Records open to the public?
3. How do I file a court record?
4. Does the Clerk's Office have blank forms for filing?
5. What are the various court filing fees?
6. What does the Clerk's office accept in payment of court filings?
7. Does Chancery offer a court appointed attorney?
8. How do I acquire a copy of my final divorce decree?
9. I received child support payments from the Department of Human Services (DHS), can the Chancery Clerk’s office help with the payments?
10. How can I do a civil commitment through the Chancery Court for someone needing mental or substance abuse treatment?
11. What is the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline?
12. Who can help me or my children experiencing Domestic Violence?
13. How do I request a Domestic Abuse Protection Order (DAPO)?
14. Where can I access free legal resources?