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Bolivar County, MS Court System Information

Bolivar County is a county located on the western border of the US state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,145. Its county seats are Rosedale and Cleveland.

Court Information

Bolivar County is served by a County Court, 7th Chancery District Court, and Circuit Court.

Bolivar County, MS Court Overview

The following courts are located in Bolivar County, Mississippi. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. Bolivar County Court, Mississippi
  2. 7th Chancery District, Mississippi
  3. Eleventh Judicial District, Mississippi

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Bolivar County Court:

Bolivar County Court
200 S. Court Street
PO Box 188
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662)-843-7175
Fax: (662)-843-5337
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The 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 bonds and preside over preliminary hearings. County Courts have concurrent jurisdiction with Justice Courts in all matters, civil and criminal.

Bolivar County Court Judge:

Hunter Nowell, Judge
P.O. Box 188
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662)-843-7175
Fax: (662)-843-5337
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Bolivar County Circuit Clerk:

Marilyn L. Kelly, MBA, Circuit Clerk
200 S. Court St.
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662)-843-2061
Fax: (662)-846-2943
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Circuit Clerk’s Office receives and files all lawsuits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts and issues all processes including summons and subpoenas. Moreover, the Clerk’s office also draws Jurors and qualifies Juries, Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions, Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages, Records medical and other professional licenses, Registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections.

Bolivar County Circuit Court Judge:

Albert B. “Al” Smith III, Senior Judge
200 S. Court Street
PO Box 548
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-846-5875
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Linda F. Coleman, Judge
200 S. Court Street
PO Box 548
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-846-2939 or 662-843-3346
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Charles E. Webster, Judge
200 S. Court Street
PO Box 548
Cleveland, MS 38732
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Bolivar County Youth Court Judge:

Hunter Nowell, Youth Court Judge
P.O. Box 188
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662)-843-7175
Fax: (662)-843-5337

Bolivar County Justice Court Clerk:

Dorothy Lewis, Justice Court Clerk
PO Box 1507
404 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
Phone: 662-843-4008
Fax: 662-846-6783
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Bolivar County Justice Court Judge:

Harold Ward, Sr. Judge (District I)
PO Box 1507
404 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
Phone: (662)-843-4008
Fax: (662)-846-6783
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

James Strait, Judge (District II)
PO Box 1507
404 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
Phone: (662)-843-4008
Fax: (662)-846-6783
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Betty Taylor, Judge (District III)
PO Box 1507
404 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
Phone: (662)-843-4008
Fax: (662)-846-6783
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Bolivar County, MS Chancery Clerk

Brenett Haynes, Chancery Clerk
Second Judicial District
PO Box 789
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662)-843-2071
Fax: (662)-846-2940
Email: bnhaynes@co.bolivar.ms.us
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities

The chancery clerk is responsible for attending all sessions of chancery court and keeping all minute books in which records and directions of the judge and proceedings of the court are kept. They must record and preserve all land records recordable in the county. Such records include deeds of trust, mortgages, mineral leases, and plats of land surveys. The Clerk also receives all bills, petitions, motions, accounts, inventories, and other papers and reports on behalf of the county. The chancery clerk serves as Clerk for the board of supervisors and must attend all meetings of the board of supervisors and record the minutes of the board. The Clerk is also responsible for the collection of all delinquent taxes for two years as well as the distribution/settlement of all groups of delinquent taxes.

Bolivar County Chancery Court Judge:

Catherine Farris-Carter, Judge
P.O. Box 1787
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-843-2111
Fax: 662-843-3382
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

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