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County court Topics:


County Court Judge
Judge Larry Wilson
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568

Physical Location:
 Jackson County Courts Building
3104 Magnolia Street
Entrance on Convent Street
Pascagoula, MS

Phone Number:
Judge - 228.769.3037
County Court Dept - 228.769.3181

Fax:
228.769.3180

County Court


Jackson County Courts Building

Cases Heard in the County Court


  • Civil actions between $3,500 and $200,000
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felony preliminaries
  • Eminent Domain
  • Criminal appeals from all municipal courts
  • Civil action appeals from Justice Court

The Youth Court is part of the County Court as well

County Court Hearing Schedule

Where:
Jackson County Courts Building
County Courtroom
 
When:
Court begins the  2nd Monday of each month and runs for 4 weeks
 
See Youth Court for their Schedule

About the County Court and Judge 

County Court Judge Requirements

County Court Judges are elected officials serving 4 year terms.  To qualify to serve as a County Judge the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Practicing lawyer for five years 
  • 26 years of age or older
  • Citizen of state for at least five years

Source: West's Annotated Mississippi Code, 154.

Background on the County Court in Mississippi
 
County Courts exist in 19 counties, with a total of 23 judges, all of whom are required to be lawyers, at least 26 years old with five years experience in law practice. County Judges are elected for four year terms and their salary is determined by their county's population and classification.

County Court Judges hear civil actions under $75,000, as well as civil appeals from the Justice and Municipal courts. They try misdemeanor criminal cases and conduct preliminary hearings, in addition to serving as the Youth (juvenile) Court.

Juries are utilized in County Courts and appeals may be taken to the Chancery or Circuit Court, depending upon the nature of the case. The county Court is a court of record (has a court reporter) and it may be assigned cases from the Chancery and Circuit Courts to assist with heavy case loads or judge recusals.