10th District Chancery District Court 

250 Broad Street, Suite 2
Columbia, MS 39429-2962
Phone: 601-736-2691
Fax: 601-444-0206


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 Marion County Chancery District Court:

  • Chancellor Place 1
    • Hon. Chase Ford Morgan
  • Chancellor Place 2
    • Hon. Rhea H. Sheldon
  • Chancellor Place 3
    • Hon. Sheila Smallwood
  • Chancellor Place 4
    • Hon. Chad Smith

15th Circuit Court 

250 Broad Street, Suite 1
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-736-8246
Fax: 601-731-6344


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 Marion County Circuit Court:

  • Hon. Prentiss Harrell
  • Hon. Richelle Lumpkin
  • Hon. Brad Touchstone

Justice Court Building

Justice Court  

500 Courthouse Square, Suite 2
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-736-2572
Fax: 601-736-2580

“Tickets and fines may now be paid Online at – OR – by calling the Justice Court Clerk directly at (601) 736-2572. Partial payments must be made by calling 1-877-591-8768 – OR – you may bring your payment in directly to the Justice Court. The Court Clerks accept Credit, Debit, Cash, or Money Orders – WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CHECKS on fine payments. At this time, the Court Clerks are unable to make change, so please make sure you bring exact change if paying with cash. If we may be of any further assistance, please call the Clerk or Deputy Clerks at the number listed above. Thank you for allowing us and our staff to serve you!” - Judge Rowell & Judge Broom

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 Marion 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 Marion County Justice Court:

The Honorable Brandon Paul Rowell, District 1
The Honorable Brandon Paul Rowell, District 1
The Honorable Gwen Williamson Broom, District 2
The Honorable Gwen Williamson Broom, District 2


Wynette Parkman, Head Clerk of the Court
Renee Brown, Deputy Clerk of the Court – Criminal Dept.
Theresa Rayburn, Deputy Clerk – Criminal Dept.
April Holman, Deputy Clerk – Civil Dept.


The Constables offices are housed within the Marion County Justice Court Building

Krae Morgan, District 1
Robbie Gill, District 2

Youth Court  

Marion County Chancery Court
250 Broad Street, Suite 2
Columbia, MS 39729
Phone: 601-736-2220
Fax: 601-736-4166

Cases heard in the Youth Court include matters involving delinquent children, children in need of supervision, and neglected and/or abused children.

The following Judges preside over the Marion County Youth Court:

  • Hon. Renee McBride Porter, Youth Court Referee

County Prosecuting Attorney

The County Prosecuting Attorney represents the state in all felony matters before the county's justice or county court. Also, the Prosecuting Attorney represents the state in criminal cases appealed form justice or county court to circuit court, can present matters to the grand jury, is responsible for all misdemeanor youth court proceedings and all other cases not specified to the District Attorney.

Lawrence Hahn
Prosecuting Attorney
338 Church Street
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-731-5020
Fax: 601-731-5030

District Attorney - 15th District

Hal Kittrell
District Attorney
500 Courthouse Square, Suite 3
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-731-1476
Fax: 601-731-1489