Chancery Clerk

We are open to the public. However, we encourage you to conduct business with us via phone, email or website when possible.

How to Contact the Chancery Clerk or Chancery Court
Phone (662) 469-8005 or 

Pay Chancery Fees & Delinquent Taxes Online

Duties & Responsibilities 

Misty Heffner is DeSoto County’s Chancery Court Clerk. She took office in 2016 and was re-elected in 2019. She serves as the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and the Clerk of the Chancery Court, as well as the County Auditor. Her duties are set by the Mississippi Code Section 9 Chapter 5.

The DeSoto County Chancery Clerk’s office is divided into three departments: Land Records, Court Records and Taxes (Delinquent Tax and Homestead Exemption). The offices are spread into three buildings, all within walking distance from each other, in downtown Hernando.

Each division has many duties. Please use the links in the navigation to the left to read more about each department.