Canton Municipal Court

Location: 226 East Peace St., Canton MS 39046
Judge: Vaterria Martin
Prosecutor: George Nichols
Court Clerk: Joyce J. Nichols
Phone Number: 601-859-4331
Mailing Address: PO Box 1605, Canton MS 39046

When Court Meets: Wednesdays at 9:00 am. If you are charged with traffic or misdemeanor offenses while in the city of Canton, the Canton Municipal Court will be where you go for hearings. Canton Municipal Court also holds hearings regarding violations of city ordinances.

Canton, one of Mississippi’s most historic towns with many motion pictures filmed here such as “To Kill a Mockingbird,” lies just north of Madison. If you are charged with a traffic violation or any criminal offense within in the town of Canton, your appearance date will be in Canton Municipal Court. Initial appearances for felonies will also be held at Canton Municipal Court.

Arrests made by officers with the Canton Police Department will be resolved in the Canton Municipal Court. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Mississippi Highway Patrol also has authority to make arrests in this area.

If you have any questions about understanding your court date or other court procedural matters, you can call the Court Clerk. The Clerk, however, is not allowed to give legal advice or answer questions about your criminal charge. They also cannot tell you what will happen if you plead guilty to a criminal offense. Only licensed attorneys who deal with matters like these on a daily basis can answer these kind of questions. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates are ready and willing to give you the advice that you need.

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