Mississippi Public Records

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.

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)
  • How would I find information in Mississippi, if I have the case number of the arrest?
    Depends on where the case is, some venues make theirs available to view online, while other do not. The case search above looks up Mississippi court cases, bankruptcies (federal), appellate, district courts... County and lower or Circuit courts have their own searches. Some will have it online making it easy access (such as Adams county), while others do not (such as Claiborne county). (Staff)
  • Where do I find in Mississippi. records on child support?
    Any bit of information can be considered record. The Family Support Division, Child Support Enforcement webpage allows a free public search by case ID, last four and date of birth, this can be found on the Missouri department of social services' webpage. Have you been able to get any information from the family courts. which county was this in? (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, the criminal record of an individual?
    You can conduct a search of criminal cases filed in circuit courts. Depending on the county, you can conduct the search online freely, similar to the one in Lafayette county court's website. Go to the county webpage in Lafayette for example, you can click on will take you to the court's official page, you can see the link which will search cases on that page. (Staff)
  • How do I see if someone has any civil lawsuits pending in Mississippi?
    Depends on the county, and how many you need to search. Bankruptcy records are not county, so they will be their own search. You can do a quick check of federal, appellate and bankruptcies dating back to 2014 from this page. Click on court records using the menu to the right and input the names/keywords. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, access to and copies of arrests, and criminal records?
    Arrest records and criminal records are not the same. Criminal records are generally post conviction, while arrests alone do not necessarily mean that the case will result in a conviction. Arrest reports are produced by the arresting department/officer. Arrest reports are requested by the arrestee, attorneys involved in the case such as the prosecutor, public defender or a private practice defense attorney. Law enforcement agencies can request arrest reports also, however, they will generally rely on a report that shows a compilation of arrests in the person’s history, commonly called “RAP sheets” (Record of Arrest and Prosecution). Arrest reports are not that different from incident reports. You can go to that department’s website and request reports online. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, an autopsy on a deceased inmate?
    You can look at some of the less traditional or un-official places for information. If you know which prison, you can then look at the local periodicals/papers, also, you can check the name of the institution on serps to see all the places where that particular prison shows up and offers inmate information, such as the periodicals, then you can look up the source closely. Prisons have information posted on their webpages for inmate information and visitation. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, the department of corrections probation information?
    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a free online public database of inmates and of parolees. There is a webpage for probation information on the DOC site. A staring point, it will familiarize with the system and where which records are kept. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, access to bankruptcy records?
    Bankruptcies are court records, even though they are federal, they can be searched state wide. You can see the bk cases for free by using the case search window without specifying anything other than the name. (Staff)
  • Where do I find in Mississippi, access to salaries for universities?
    Private and public institutions are not under the same FOIA rules. The same goes for universities, where public schools are more likely to openly provide their internal information. This does not mean that private schools can strictly follow their own rules. Check their administration for policies, most have separate records section. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, access to a copy of a my police arrest report, where charges have all been dismissed due to no evidence?
    The process in which to request arrest reports depend on the department that made the arrest. Individual police departments will tell you how to request different types of police reports on their site or on the phone through their records department. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, open warrants as of April 11th, 2015?
    Warrants are issued by courts and then given to law enforcement. Some law enforcement sites show a warrants/wanted list for public view. Mostly, it depends on where or in which county the warrant is issued. Both the courts and police/sheriff departments have records divisions with their services listed. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, arrest and criminal records?
    Criminal record sources are scattered throughout the internet. Inmate searches to court filings, records can be found either on the local level or state. Arrest reports need to be requested from the police department which took the person into custody. Otherwise, the police department has their recent arrests showing with an offender search. For statistical research, crime mapping can give a current view of crimes occurring within a certain area. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Mississippi, what is the meaning of an arrest ticket?
    It may be a term used by police and have no official meaning. Which department is this connected to? Is it from law enforcement or criminal courts? (Staff)

Mississippi Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/21/2021)

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Mississippi American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/21/2021)

  • About Mississippi ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Mississippi's demographic and housing ACS survey of 2,984,345 being 0.95 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.5% males and 51.5% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Mississippi Selected Social Characteristics
    The Mississippi social characteristics data of 1,092,627 households, which make up 0.94 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 750,575 families with and without children. There are 814,005 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Mississippi Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Mississippi American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 2,323,223 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.93 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,346,038 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Mississippi Selected Housing Characteristics
    Mississippi housing characteristics are collected from 1,284,794 dwellings making up 0.97 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,092,627 or uninhabited 192,167 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,092,627 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.