JASPER COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK


Circuit Clerk Responsibilities:

(Elected at large for a four-year term)

The Clerk provides a variety of services to the Circuit Court and to the public.

Circuit Court
  • Keep a general court docket in which all names and parties in each case, plea, indictment, records from inferior courts on appeal, and other papers are entered.
  • Keep orders of the court which are referenced in the minute book.
  • Enter a full and complete record of the proceedings of the suit (Circuit Court)
Election Process/ Voter Registration - Administrative Duties
Jury Duty
  • Notify citizens who have been selected to serve on jury duty
  • Prepare a jury list for the attorneys
  • Familiarize jurors with the courthouse
  • Receive and file all documents during trials
  • Issue subpoenas
  • Jury instructions given by the judge
  • Receive verdicts of jurors and read them in open court


Jury Duty

Jury service is nothing more than helping your neighbors and friends by performing a civic duty.  To serve well and truly as a juror is to carry on a great tradition of human liberty.  The responsibility is heavy, but the reward of serving your community, and doing a necessary job makes it all abundantly worth while.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JURY DUTY AND TRIAL PROCESS... HERE
  • Qualifications: 
    • 21+ years of age
    • Can read and write
    • NOT a convicted felon, habitual drunkard, or common gambler
    • Has not been convicted of the illegal sale of (or does not have interest in) alcoholic beverages in the last five years
    • Does not have a case pending in this court
  • Selection of Prospective Jurors:
    • Prospective jurors' names are drawn at random-- by lot or chance -- from a jury wheel.  Therefore, an individual may never be called to serve and others may be called several times.
  • Excuses from Jury Service: All citizens are obligated to take part in seeing that justice is done and our form of government "by the people" is to endure.  Therefore, only legal excuses provided by law should be presented.  In general these include:
    • Illness, or presence required at home
    • Personal hardship
    • Emergency
    • Served on jury duty (on actual trial of a case) in this court in last two (2) years 
    • Over the age of 65 years and you desire to claim this personal exemption
  • Compensation:  A juror is paid a nominal fee by a pay warrant for their services.  The Circuit Clerk keeps a daily record of the jurors who serve.
 

Barbara Ravenhorst Chancery Clerk
BILLY RAYNER
District 1 & District 2
JASPER COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Billy Rayner
P O Box 58  
Paulding MS 39348
(601)727-4941 (p)
(601)727-4475 (f)


Billy Rayner
P O Box 447
Bay Springs, MS 39422
(601)764-2245 (p)
(601)764-3078 (f)
EMAIL



Marriage Licenses
  • File a Statistical Record of Marriage with the office of vital records with the state board of health
  • Issue the marriage license
  • Collect, from applicant, a filing fee of $22 per marriage record prepared 






APPLYING FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE

Applicants must obtain a marriage license prior to ceremony
  • Present valid ID of both (each must be at least 21 years) birth certificate or drivers license
  • If under 21 , a parent(s) must sign or a court order may be required
  • $22 for filing fee
  • Confirm any recent divorce is finalized (by a signed order) -- the Clerk does not need proof


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