Elected Offices


SupervisorsLAUDERDALE COUNTY
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
410 Constitution Avenue
11th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9746

 

 

 

 

CHANCERY CLERK

carolyn-mooneyCarolyn Mooney, Chancery Clerk
500 Constitution Ave, 1st Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9701
chanceryclerk@lauderdalecounty.org

The Chancery Clerk acts as clerk to the Board of Supervisors, the Chancery Court, the County Treasurer and County Auditor. Keeps land records, which include delinquent tax records, as well as our deeds and mortgages. Deposits monies in a timely manner, keeps the County payroll, and sees to the paying of County bills. Also responsible for filing Chancery Court cases and issuing legal notices in divorces, estates, adoptions, guardianships, and conservatorship.

CHANCERY COURT

Jerry Mason Judge Jerry Mason
Chancery Court Judges
500 Constitution Avenue, 2nd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9729
chancerycourt@lauderdalecounty.org

Chancery Court hears civil cases involving real property, wills, estates, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, lunacy, and drug and school commitment. Keeps record of all wills and documents filed in case presented to the court. After a time, records are retired to the vaults of the County Archives, in the Courthouse Annex.

primeux Judge Larry Primeaux
Chancery Court Judges
500 Constitution Avenue, 2nd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9729
chancerycourt@lauderdalecounty.org

Chancery Court hears civil cases involving real property, wills, estates, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, lunacy, and drug and school commitment. Keeps record of all wills and documents filed in case presented to the court. After a time, records are retired to the vaults of the County Archives, in the Courthouse Annex.

CIRCUIT CLERK

Donna Johnson Donna Jill Johnson, Circuit Clerk
500 Constitution Avenue 1st Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9731
circuitclerk@lauderdalecounty.org

Taking out a marriage license, (or looking up an old one) registering to vote, participating in an election, service on a grand jury or a petit jury, dealing with garnishments, are all the business of Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson. She not only functions as Clerk to the Circuit Court but oversees operations of County Court, which conducts both criminal and civil trials, while Juvenile Court handles juvenile matters, which are kept confidential.

CIRCUIT COURT

Justin Cobb Judge Justin Cobb, Circuit Court Judge
500 Constitution Avenue 2nd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9738
circuitcourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Lester Williamson Judge Lester Williamson, Circuit Court Judge
500 Constitution Avenue 2nd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9738
circuitcourt@lauderdalecounty.org

Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial District – Lauderdale, Clarke, Wayne and Kemper counties – handles all felony criminal cases and civil cases with unlimited monetary jurisdiction (product liability, auto accidents, medical negligence, etc.), issues summons and subpoenas, process and warrants. Most cases in Circuit Court involve jury trials, which is where the duties of the Circuit Clerk come into play.

CONSTABLES

Tommie Coker

Tommie L. Coker, District 1 Constable
410 Constitution Ave, 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.org

Chris McfarlandChris Mcfarland, District 2 Constable
410 Constitution Ave, 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Mike Myers Mike Myers, District 3 Constable
410 Constitution Ave, 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Buck Roberts Buck Roberts, District 4 Constable
410 Constitution Ave, 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

COUNTY COURT

Frank Coleman Judge Frank Coleman, County Court Judge
500 Constitution Ave, 3rd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9756
countycourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Veldore Young Judge Veldore “Vel” Young Graham, County Court Judge
500 Constitution Ave, 3rd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9756
countycourt@lauderdalecounty.org

Some of the things this Court does is to prepare and send out jury summons, record in general docket books criminal and civil cases $1000 to $75,000, keep the minutes and prepare cases appealed to a higher court as well as conduct County Court. It handles appeal cases from Municipal and Justice Court and issues process from County Court. Writs of garnishment, relevant and executions, and warrants are also functions of this court. It also prepares and keeps cash disbursement journals and prepares allowances for State Treasury and it takes in and disburses garnishment funds.

Judge Coleman and Judge Young also preside over Juvenile Court.

CORONER

Clayton Cobbler Clayton Cobler III, Coroner
11112 Suqualena Drive Extension
Meridian, MS
601-626-0032
C: 601-934-7911
coroner@lauderdalecounty.org

In cases of homicide, suicide, trauma, accident or other disaster, death by violence, by cause unknown or suspicious, in police custody or as a result of public health hazard, in surgical or anesthetic procedure, or unattended, the County calls in Coroner/Medical Examiner Clayton Cobler, III. His reports include information on the means of death, if death is other than natural, as well as a narrative summary of the circumstances. Reports of investigations are routinely completed for the State Medical Examiner, as well.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Bilbo Mitchell Bilbo Mitchell, District Attorney
500 Constitution Avenue 3rd Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9757
da@lauderdalecounty.org

The Courthouse’s third floor is home to the office of 10th Circuit Court District Attorney Bilbo Mitchell, who prosecutes criminal cases in Lauderdale, Clarke, Wayne and Kemper counties, but that is not all. His office also maintains a victim’s assistance program to apprize felony victims on case status and help the victim in any and every way possible. In addition the Worthless Check Unit collects on bad checks turned over by both merchants and private individuals in the 10th District, and sees that those who do not pay up are prosecuted. Supported by fees collected from writers of bogus checks, the unit has returned to victims a hefty sum since it began work in November 1988.

ELECTION COMMISSION

Chuck Overby Chuck Overby, Commissioner District 1
500 Constitution Avenue, 1st Floor,
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9809
electioncommission@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Consuella NaylorConsuella Rue, Commissioner District 2
500 Constitution Avenue, 1st Floor,
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9809
electioncommission@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Awana DanielsAwana Daniels Simmons, Commissioner District 3
500 Constitution Avenue, 1st Floor,
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9809
electioncommission@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Gloria DanceyGloria T. Dancy, Commissioner District 4
500 Constitution Avenue, 1st Floor,
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9809
electioncommission@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Jeff TateJeff Tate, Commissioner District 5
500 Constitution Avenue, 1st Floor,
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9809
electioncommission@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

JUSTICE COURT

Richard RobertsJudge Richard L. “Ricky” Roberts, District 1
410 Constitution Ave 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Ondray HarrisJudge Ondray Harris, District 2
410 Constitution Ave 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Darrell TheallJudge Darrell Theall, District 3
410 Constitution Ave 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

 

Gerald ThompsonJudge Gerald Thompson, District 4
410 Constitution Ave 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.org

 

 

Charles E. Smith, County Attorney
410 Constitution Ave 6th Floor
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9875
justicecourt@lauderdalecounty.orgg
Justice Court, which convenes on the sixth floor of the Courthouse Annex, deals with civil suits up to $2,500, landlord/tenant hearings, misdemeanor cases involving Mississippi Highway Patrol, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, and Constable arrests, traffic citations and DUI’s. The Court conducts preliminary hearings, initial appearances and bond hearings, and issues arrest warrants.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Billy Sollie Billy Sollie, Sheriff
2001 5th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9806
sheriff@lauderdalecounty.org
As the County’s chief law enforcement officer, the Sheriff and his deputies respond to calls for emergency service, enforcing local ordinances, state and federal law, and maintaining a sense of tranquility by visibility in the communities they patrol. Thus they take responsibility for the safety and well being of all persons living in and visiting Lauderdale County.

Sheriff’s Department Website: http://www.lauderdalesheriff.com
Crime Stopper Tip? E-Mail your tip to us: crimestoppers@lauderdalecounty.org
Lauderdale Crime Statistics: https://www.crimereports.com

TAX ASSESSOR

James Rainey James Rainey, Tax Assessor
500 Constitution Ave.  Room # 101
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9779
taxassessor@lauderdalecounty.org
Assigning values to all real and personal property falls to the office of Tax Assessor. Appraisers check improvements, which are then keyed into the computer with sketches. Personal property appraisers list items used in business, as well as inventories. Maps are maintained as deeds are recorded, and changed accordingly, and the office assists homeowners in filing for homestead exemption.

Lauderdale County Real Property Appraisal

TAX COLLECTOR

Stanley Shannon Doris Spidle, Tax Collector
500 Constitution Ave.  Room # 101
Meridian, MS 39301
601-482-9786
dspidle@lauderdalecounty.org
The office of the Tax Collector is responsible for collection of the Ad Valorem taxes on real property, personal property, mobile homes, automobiles, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers and airplanes, privilege taxes on vehicles, vending machines, amusement machines and business license, as well as garbage fees, then to disburse the taxes to the proper entities.

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“EFFECTIVE AUGUST 19TH, 2016 WE WILL NOT ACCEPT E-CHECKS FOR REAL ESTATE OR PERSONAL PROPERTY PAYMENTS”

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