Courts

tippah county ms18th Chancery District Court 

101 East Spring Street
Ripley MS 38663
Phone: 662-837-7374
Fax: 662-837-7148

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 Tippah County Chancery District Court:

  • Hon. Glenn Alderson
  • Hon. Robert Q. Whitwell

Tippah County msCircuit Court District 3 

Tippah County Courthouse
102-A North Main Street
Ripley MS 38663
Phone: 662-837-7370
Fax: 662-837-1030

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 Tippah County Circuit Court:

  • Hon. Andrew K. Howorth
  • Hon. John A. Gregory
  • Hon. J. Kelly Luther

Click here to pay Circuit Court fines and fees online.


Justice Court  

205-B West Spring Street
Ripley MS 38663
Phone: 662-837-8842
Fax: 662-837-1398

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 Tippah 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 Tippah County Justice Court:

  • North - Hon. Jerome Brown
  • South - Hon. Sonny Meeks

Justice Court Clerk - Gloria White


Youth Court  

101 Spring Street
Ripley MS 38663
Phone: 662-837-7374
Fax: 662-837-7148

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 Tippah County Youth Court:

  • Hon. Jennifer L. Shackelford

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.

Bart Adams
Akins and Adams
108 Jefferson Street
Ripley MS 38663
Phone: 662-837-9976
Fax: 662-837-1009


District Attorney - 3rd District

Ben Creekmore
1301 Monroe Avenue
Oxford MS 38655
Phone: 662-234-3304
Fax: 662-234-0299
Website: www.thirdcircuitmsda.com

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