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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 Paula Drungole- Ellis
  • Judge Joseph N. Studdard
  • Judge Rodney P. Faver

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 Vicki Ray.


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 Paula Drungole- Ellis 
101 East Main Street
Starkville, MS  39759
(662) 323-5130

Ct Reporter  Susan Alford 101 East Main Street Starkville, MS 39759 662-323-5130
Ct Admin Molly Jackson 101 East Main Street Starkville, MS 39759 662-323-5130
Staff Attorney Patricia Rives P.O. Box 684 Columbus, MS 39703 662-329-5844

 


Judge Joseph N. Studdard
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 662-329-5844
Ct Admin Cindy Strickland P.O. Box 684 Columbus, MS 39703 662-329-5844
Staff Attorney Patricia Rives P.O. Box 684 Columbus, MS 39703 662-329-5844

 

 

Judge Rodney P. Faver
101 East Main Street 
Starkville, MS  39759
(662) 323-5130

Ct Reporter Leigh Petit 101 East Main Street Starkville, MS 39759 662-323-5130
Ct Admin Molly Jackson 101 East Main Street Starkville, MS 39759 6622-323-5130
Staff Attorney Patricia Rives P.O. Box 684 Columbus, MS 39703 662-329-5844

 

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

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