Courts

Chancery Court 

P.O. Box 68
211 E. Broadway St.
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone 662-746-2661
Fax: 662-746-2023

Cases heard in the Chancery Court include domestic/family matters, divorce, child custody, property division, adoptions, alimony, estates of descendants, land issues (titles, contracts), emancipation (declaring a minor to be 21 for work purposes), property title confirmation, property disputes (over $50,000), insurance settlements to minors, and commitments of mentally disabled.

The following Chancellors preside over the Yazoo County Chancery Court:

  • Hon. Cynthia Brewer
     
  • Hon. Robert G. Clark, III
     
  • Hon. James C. Walker

Circuit Court

P.O. Box 108
211 E. Broadway St.
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-1872
Fax: 662-716-0113

The Circuit Court has original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested exclusively in another court. Most Circuit Court cases are heard by juries.

The following judges preside over the Yazoo County Circuit Court:

  • Hon. Jannie M. Lewis

Justice Court 

P.O. Box 798
211 E. Broadway St.
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-8181
Fax: 662-746-2023

The Justice Court resides over a myriad of matters, from civil suits to delinquent mobile home taxes. Traffic tickets issued by the State Highway Patrol and the Sample County Sheriff's Department are resolved in the Justice Court, as well as Public Service tickets, Gaming, Fishing and Marine Reserve tickets.

This Court hears all matters with regard to DUIs and violations of County ordinances. All felony cases are first heard in the Justice Court for initial appearance and the filing of affidavit. Judges from this office have court sessions at the jail three times each week to ensure each person's right to have an initial court appearance within three days of arrest.

The following judges preside over the Yazoo County Justice Court:

  • Hon. Pam May
     
  • Hon. Bennie (Kay) Warrington

County Court

P.O. Box 1437
211 E. Broadway St.
Yazoo City MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-5214
Fax: 662-746-9865

County Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over eminent domain proceedings and juvenile matters, among other things. In counties which have a County Court, a County Court judge also serves as the Youth Court judge. County Courts share jurisdiction with Circuit and Chancery Courts in some civil matters. The jurisdictional limit of County Courts is up to $200,000. County Courts may handle non-capital felony cases transferred from Circuit Court. County Court judges may issue search warrants, set bond and preside over preliminary hearings. County Courts have concurrent jurisdiction with Justice Courts in all matters, civil and criminal. The Yazoo County Court is one of 21 County Courts in the State of Mississippi.

The following judge presides over the Yazoo County Court:

  • Hon. Derek E. Parker

Youth Court 

P.O. Box 1437
211 E. Broadway St.
Yazoo City MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-5124
Fax: 662-746-9865

Cases heard in the Youth Court include matters involving delinquent children, children in need of supervision, and neglected and/or abused children.

The following judge presides over the Yazoo County Youth Court:

  • Hon. Derek E. Parker