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About Mississippi Open Public Record

The Mississippi Public Records Act (MRPA) is the legislation which ensures public access to state government documents, records, and information. Individual government agencies are deemed responsible to maintain the documents they create and for compliance to the open records law. Exemptions to the law are described in the statute. Cases of a government agency denying a request for public records may be pursued through the Mississippi court system for resolution. Mississippi was admitted to the union on December 10, 1817. and now numbers almost 3 million residents. This entitles Mississippi to send four delegates to the U.S. House of Representatives. The city of Jackson contains the most residents and also serves as the state capital. The state is divided into 82 counties and boasts 24 state parks. Agriculture is the main industry in Mississippi, with cotton having overtaken soybeans as the main crop. Mississippi now hails as the second largest producer of cotton in the nation. Criminal history records checks for the state of Mississippi are handled through the Department of Health. Mississippi public records are maintained by the state and made available for public use. Find directories which link to official government websites, organized to search by city, county, or state. Request birth, death, and other vital records online. Search for Mississippi recorded documents such as criminal records and judicial court case records. Obtain information about local governments, public services offered, and community resources and events. Learn about the demographics which make up the state and see population figures. Find out about gender and ethnic backgrounds of Mississippians who are private business owners in the state. Obtain current housing and real estate data and see property and land valuation information. View Mississippi crime reports and crime statistics. Discover facts and figures regarding state employment income for Mississippi residents and learn about Mississippians education and background histories. Read current news and stories of local interest. Information relative to Mississippi government and state residents is continually updated to ensure current data.
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Mississippi Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Mississippi Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Mississippi

  • How do you find out if you have a warrant in Mississippi?
    Depending on where the warrant is issued, such as Southhaven MS, the police department's site has an online warrant search. (Staff)
  • How would I find out the status of a person that was arrested about 3 years ago in Mississippi?
    There's an inmate incarceration search worth checking if the individual was charged, convicted and sent to prison. Click on "Mississippi Prison and Jail Inmates" link above, and you will land on Mississippi Department of Corrections' search form. You do not need the entire name, just part of the last or first name. The inmate's profile for public view will show an inmates photo, entry date, sentence length/date, tentative release date, description of the inmate and other details. (Staff)
  • How do I find out about myself and of any of my public records in Mississippi?
    Open public record laws are mostly about what others can find out about you. What the public has a right to know, versus individual privacy protection. When a record has personal information, it would not be deemed public to protect the individual's right to privacy or stricken/kept from the record. (Staff)
  • How do I find in New York, if someone owns property?
    Begin with an address search, also known as a "people finders" search. You'll get a list of addresses, from there you can conduct an address reverse search. You will also be able to see any spouses and relatives connected jointly to the same addresses. Let's take DeSoto County Tax Assessor's website for example, which is an open name search. You can also search under possible spouse's names which can turn up even more information. (Staff)
  • How can I find out if my brother is in prison in Mississippi?
    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a free inmate search open to the public. (Staff)