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Posted on: March 15, 2020

COVID-19 & its effects on Chancery Operations

COVID19

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk’s offices will be closing to the public on March 19th until further notice. We are committed to keeping our customers and employees safe during this time. Our offices will continue to operate, and we request that you do business with this office ONLINE, by MAIL, or by PHONE.  There will be drop off boxes located outside each of our offices. Contact information including addresses, phone numbers and emails of each office will be listed at the end of this notice.

All fees should be paid by check or money order. Cash will not be accepted at this time.

Chancery Court

Attorneys should continue to use MEC to file electronically. For any documents that cannot be e-filed, please mail in, drop off or email. Requests for copies can be emailed to ChanCourt@DeSotoCountyMS.gov or faxed to 662-469-8308. If you need certified copies, they will be mailed to you unless you specifically request a pick up. Documents for pick up will be placed outside the office in a bin clearly labeled.

Customers without attorneys (PRO-SE) can drop off their initial filings outside the office in the boxes provided. Please include a payment in check or money order and follow the instructions provided. Contact us at 662-469-8398 if you have questions. Please note: The Chancery Clerk’s office cannot provide legal assistance. Visit our website for information about Access to Justice or other resources available to you: https://www.desotocountyms.gov/Chancery.

Please contact us by phone or email about Domestic Abuse Protection Orders, Commitments, or other cases that may not require an attorney to file in Chancery Court.

Land Records

E-Recording is highly recommended. Please visit our website for more information about how to sign up for E-Recording. Recordings can be filed via mail in, drop off or E-Recording. A drop off box will be available outside the main land records office at 311 W South Street, Suite C in Hernando, MS.

Land Records are available to the public via our website. Certified copies can be requested via email or fax (see the contact information below.)

Delinquent Taxes

Delinquent Taxes are to be paid in check or money order and submitted via mail or drop off. A drop off box will be available outside the Land Redemption office located at 365 Losher St, Ste 120 in Hernando. The exact amount due can be found by contacting our office or using our website (www.desotocountyms.gov/chancery). Follow the link to the delinquent taxes webpage.

Notary Services

The Chancery Clerk’s office will not be providing notary services to the public until further notice. 

Passports

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk’s office is suspending passport application services until at least April 8th.

More information

Please visit our website for all important information needed in regards to Chancery. www.desotocountyms.gov/chancery If you have questions about other DeSoto County offices and how COVID-19 if affecting their operations, please visit the county website


Contact Information for Each Office


Chancery Court                

2535 Hwy 51 S. Rooms 100 & 104                                                      
Hernando, MS 38632                                                                    
Phone: 662-469-8398      Fax: 662-469-8308                            
Email: ChanCourt@DeSotoCountyMS.gov                                   

Land Records                                               

311 W South St., Ste C                                                                      
Hernando, MS 38632                                                                        
Phone: 662-469-8397                                                                      
Email: Chancery@DeSotoCountyMS.gov    

Delinquent Taxes

365 Losher St., Room 120
Hernando, MS 38632
Ph: (662) 469-8399
Email: DelTax@DeSotoCountyMS.gov

Mail In (USPS)                            

Chancery Clerk                                                
PO Box 949                                                            
Hernando, MS 38632  

Express (FedEx/UPS)
Chancery Clerk
2535 Hwy 51 S, Rm 100
Hernando, MS 38632     

 

Each office will have a drop off box outside the office door that will be checked hourly. Make sure any drop offs have contact information for us to reach you if we have questions. Please visit our website for more information: www.desotocountyms.gov/chancery 

We are very sorry for the inconvenience but want to do everything we can to keep everyone safe.

Sincerely your Chancery Clerk,
Misty Heffner

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