Chancery Clerk

Effective 3-19-2020 all Chancery offices are closed to the public until further notice. 

While we are closed to the public, we are open for business. Please use our website and online resources to find the information you need. Contact our office at one of the numbers on the right side of this page for assistance or email us at

E-Recording is now LIVE in DeSoto County

Please be aware new fees are effective January 1, 2020!

Misty Heffner is DeSoto County’s Chancery Court Clerk. The chancery clerk is elected at large for a four-year term. The 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. In addition, the Chancery Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. The clerk’s duties are set by the Mississippi Code Section 9 Chapter 5. 


The Chancery Clerk's Office is located on the first floor of the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando, Mississippi. The duties of the chancery clerk's office are divided into three departments: Land Records, Court Records and Taxes (Delinquent and Homestead).

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. The Tax division collects delinquent property taxes and maintains the homestead exemption applications.