Benton County, Mississippi -- Circuit Clerk's Office 

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Kathy Graves, Circuit Clerk 

P.O. Box 262, 190 Ripley Avenue

Ashland, MS  38603

Phone:  662-224-6310

Fax:  662-224-6312

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Applying for a Marriage License, 

Effective July 1, 2012

Valid ID for both, must be at least 21 years of age (birth certificate or driver's license) 

If under 21, a parent must sign or a court order may be required.

Filing fee of $21

Confirm any recent divorce is finalized by a signed order  



Duties of the Circuit Clerk

The Circuit Court:  Serves as the Clerk, Keeps the court docket, Enters a complete record of the proceedings of each suit in the Circuit Court.  

Notifies citizens who have been selected to serve on jury duty, Prepares a list of jurors for attorneys.  Issues subpoenas, files all trial documents, receives verdicts of jurors and reads them in open court.

Issues Marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.

Registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections. 

Records the judgments to the judgment roll.

Records other types of licenses.


Benton County, MS

Jury Duty Information

Voter Registration Application 

First Circuit Court of Mississippi 

Secretary of State, Delbert Hoseman

State of Mississippi Official Website

Mississippi Development Authority LOIS - Locate Industrial Buildings and Sites in Benton County

Northeast MS Planning & Development District 

Locate in Benton County, Mississippi -

Industrial Buildings and Sites with the

LOIS database. 

Third Judicial District Circuit Judges:

Andrew Howorth

John Gregory

Kelly Luther

First Judicial District Court Terms begin





Courtroom Rules:  No weapons; no food or drink; cell phones on silent or turned off.


Updated 02/13/2015