Cases Heard in the County Court
Civil actions between $3,500 and $200,000
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
Jackson County Courts Building
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:
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.