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Circuit Clerk
Duties & Responsibilities
The circuit clerk:
  • Serves as clerk of the county and circuit courts
  • Receives and files all lawsuits, indictments, motions, and other related papers in all civil and criminal cases filed in the circuit or county courts
  • Issues all process including summons and subpoenas
  • Draws jurors
  • Qualifies juries
  • Keeps a record of all judgments and executions
  • Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages
  • Records medical and other professional licenses
  • Registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections

Dale K. Thompson
Ms. Dale K. Thompson
Circuit Court Clerk

DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Highway 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632

Ph: (662) 469-8007
Fx: (662) 469-8370