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Chancery Court

 

Chancery Courts have jurisdiction of disputes in matters involving equity, domestic matters, including adoptions, custody disputes, and divorces; guardianships; sanity hearings; wills and any challenges as to the constitutionality of state laws.  Additionally, land record disputes are filed and settled in the Chancery Court.

Clay County is part of the 14th Chancery Court District.  Other Counties that are part of the 14th Chancery District are as follows:  Chickasaw, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, and Webster Counties.

Chancery Courts have jurisdiction over juvenile matters and civil commitments in counties which have no County Court.  Clay County has a Youth Court and Lunacy Court which is presided over by Judge Thomas B. Storey, Jr, Special Master appointed by the Senior Chancery Judge of the 14th Chancery District.

The Judges which preside over the 14th Chancery Court District are as follows:

  • Judge Dorothy Colom, Senior Judge
  • Judge Kenneth M. Burns
  • Judge Jim Davidson

 

For more information as to when Chancery Court is held in Clay County and the Court docket, please call the Clay County Chancery Clerk’s office at (662) 494-3124 and ask for Becky Cox.


Click here for a Schedule of the Chancery Court Filing Fees for Clay County
 

MEC-MS Electronic Court Filing
The Clay County Chancery Clerk's Office has implemented the Mississippi's Electronic Court (MEC) System.  This is a comprehensive, internet-based document filing and case management system that will allow our court to maintain electronic case files and offer electronic filing.  It is a version of the Federal Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) System.  By order of our Senior Chancellor, Judge Dorothy W. Colom,, effective November 1, 2013, all filings, signings, verification and service of pleadings and papers shall be made in accordance with the Administrative Procedures in all MEC Cases.

If you have not registered to file in MEC, please do so by calling the help desk at (601) 576-4650 or by visiting the MEC website at www.mssc.state.us/mec.html.  For all other questions on the MEC Filing System, please call (601) 576-4650.

 

Judge Dorothy Colom, Senior Chancellor
P. O. Box 684
Columbus, MS  39703
(662) 329-5844 Office
(662) 241-1913 Fax

Ct Reporter Annette Savors P. O. Box 684 Columbus, MS  39703
Ct Admin Linda C. Hall P. O. Box 684 Columbus, MS  39703
Staff Attorney Patricia Rives P. O. Box 684 Columbus, MS  39703


Judge Kenneth M. Burns
P. O. Drawer 110
Okolona, MS  38860
(662) 447-3486 Office
(662) 447-2512 Fax

Ct Reporter Leigh Pettit P. O. Box 684 Okolona, MS  38860
Paralegal/Docket Clk   P. O. Box 110 Okolona, MS  38860
Staff Attorney Patricia Rives P. O. Box 110 Okolona, MS  38860

 

Judge Jim Davidson
P. O. Box 684
Columbus, MS  39703
(662) 329-5844 Office
(662) 241-1913 Fax

Ct Reporter Melissa Grimes P. O. Box 684 Columbus, MS  39703
Ct Admin Linda C. Hall P. O. Box 684 Columbus, MS  39703
Staff Attorney Patricia Rives P. O. Box 684 Columbus, MS  39703


Chancery Court Administrator:
Linda Hall
Phone: (662) 329-5844
Fax: (662) 241-1913

Deputy Chancery Court Administrator:
Sandra Jackson
Phone: (662) 447-3486
Fax: (662) 447-2512

 

 
Other Related Links Regarding Chancery Court:
http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/chancerycourt/chancerycourt.html
http://www.14thchanceryms.com/

Contact Information

Clay County, MS
P O Box 815
205 Court Street
West Point, MS 39773

662-494-3124 (phone)
662-492-4059 (fax)

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