Location: 128 W North St., Canton, MS 39046
Judge: Steve Ratcliff and Ed Hannan
Prosecutor: Allen Phillips
Court Clerk: Lee Westbrook 601-855-5540
Phone Number: 601-859-4365
Mailing Address: PO Box 1626, Canton MS 39046
Day and Time Court Meets: Hearings are daily based on the judge’s schedule; Civil Motions are typically heard on Wednesday afternoons
Jurisdiction over civil cases with damages that are $250,000 and less as well as misdemeanor offenses lies with the Madison County Court. This court also holds eminent domain hearings and juvenile hearings exclusively.
The Madison County Court coexists with the Madison County Justice Court on both civil and criminal matters. Madison County covers over 717 square miles and if you are accused of a misdemeanor offense, juvenile offense, or a civil case of up to $250,000 within this area your initial appearance (insert link) will be in the Madison County Court. Non-capital felony cases that are transferred from the Madison County Circuit Court are also held in Madison County Court.
Both the Madison County Constables and the Madison Police Department have the authority to make arrests that are resolved in Madison County Court. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Mississippi Highway Patrol can also make arrests that are taken to Madison County Court.
For questions regarding your court date or procedures in Madison County Court, call the Court Clerk. The Clerk cannot answer questions pertaining to legal advice, your charge, or what will happen should you plead guilty. For questions about this topic, call licensed attorneys like the ones at Coxwell & Associates. They handle matters like these on a daily basis and are available to assist you with any questions that you might have.