Instant Access to Mississippi State, County and Municipal Records
Mississippi Public Records
The Mississippi State Records mission is to provide to every person the right to obtain, preview, detect and examine public records, thus ensuring residents of the state of Mississippi are provided access in accordance with the Mississippi Public Records Act, which grants any person the right to inspect, copy and reproduce public records.
The purpose of the request is meant to be immaterial. The identity of the person requesting records may affect access to those records when the person requesting is the subject of those records. These provisions may be found within clauses signed by law that exempt certain materials from disclosure.
Mississippi State Records contains information concerning the following subjects: criminal records, court records, vital records and state background checks, as well as over 25 million public records.
Mississippi public records have been created since 1820 and contain information from 82 counties, thereby ensuring Mississippi abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all. Now that record keeping is moving to the digital medium - a process that started in the late 80s - these records are increasingly available online as well, further strengthening this commitment.