Chancery Clerk

Misty Heffner is DeSoto County's Chancery Court Clerk. The chancery clerk’s primary duties lie within the chancery court. 

Elected at large for a four-year term, the chancery clerk is responsible for attending all sessions of chancery court and keeping all minute books in which records and directions of the chancellors and proceedings of the court are kept. 

However, the chancery clerk's responsibilities extend well beyond the chancery court.


The Chancery Clerk's Office is located on the first floor of the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando, Mississippi. The chancery clerk's department is divided into Land Records and Court Records. 

The Land Records office receives, records, and files documents such as deeds, warranty deeds, etc. The Court Records office processes all cases heard by the chancery court chancellors.