Chancery Court - 13th Districtcovington county ms courthouse

Covington County Courthouse
101 S. Dogwood Avenue
P.O. Box 1679
Collins, MS 39428
Phone: 601-765-4242
Fax: 601-765-5016
Website: www.chancery13.com

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 Judges preside over the Covington County 13th Chancery District Court:

  • Hon. David Shoemake
     
  • Hon. Gerald Martin

Circuit Court - District 13 

Covington County Courthouse
101 S. Dogwood Avenue
P.O. Box 667
Collins, MS 39428
Phone: 601-765-6506
Fax: 601-765-5012
Email: mduckworth@covingtoncountyms.gov

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 Covington County Circuit Court:

  • Hon. Eddie H. Bowen - Place 1
     
  • Hon. Stanley Sorey - Place 2

Justice Court 

PO Box 665
Collins MS 39428
Phone: 601-765-6581
Fax: 601-765-5014
Cassity Booker, Justice Court Clerk
cbooker@covingtoncountyms.gov

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 Covington 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 Covington County Justice Court:

  • Northern - Hon. Bobby Wayne Mooney
     
  • Southern - Hon. John Laz Sanford

Youth Court 

PO Box 1679
Collins MS 39428
Phone: 601-765-47242
Fax: 601-765-5016

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 Covington County Youth Court:

  • Hon. Mark Tullos