CIRCUIT CLERK

Karen Ladner Ruhr
Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk
152 Main Street, Suite B
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Karen.ruhr@co.hancock.ms.us

Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
228-467-5265
Fax: 228-467-2779

Election Commission

DISTRICT 1 – Stephanie Ladner

DISTRICT 2 – Sandra Henley

DISTRICT 3 – Gary Gilmore

DISTRICT 4 – Caroline Adam

DISTRICT 5 – Joe Pettigrew ​

Filing Fees

DOCUMENT TYPEFEE
ORIGINAL COMPLAINTS/CIVIL COVER SHEET (PLUS SEPERATE CHECKS FOR PROCESS MADE PAYABLE TO SHERIFF OF SAID COUNTY)$161.00
ORIGINAL CASES PASSED TO THE FILES & REINSTATED$85.00
CASES RECEIVED ON CHANGE OF VENUE & TRANSFERS$88.00
ENROLLING FOREIGN JUDGEMENT (NUMBERED & HANDLED AS NEW CASE)$161.00
GARNISHMENT, JUDGEMENT DEBTORS, EXECUTIONS & RENEWAL OF A JUDGEMENT$36.00
ENROLLING JUDGEMENTS FROM OTHER COURTS$5.00
CANELLATION OF JUDGEMENT$1.00
CERTIFIED COPY$1.50
CERTIFIED COPY UNDER ACTS OF CONGRESS$3.00
SHERIFF’S FEE - PER DEFENDENT ($1.00 EXTRA FOR TWO AT SAME ADDRESS)$35.00
APPEAL ON CRIMINAL CASE FROM LOWER COURT$110.00
ALL COPIES (PER PAGE)$1.00
ALL FAXED COPIES (PER PAGE)$1.00
PETITION TO REVIEW/APPEAL$161.00
PETITION FOR HARDSHIP LICENSE$211.00
CRIMINAL & CIVIL RECORD CHECKS (PER TEN YEARS)$10.00
CIVIL APPEAL (APPEAL BOND 124% OF JUDGEMENT)$161.00
  • Please note that all civil actions must be accompanied by a separate check for process made payable to said sheriff.
  • Please prepare all summons for defendants.
  • This office shall not accept any court orders that are unsigned by the hudge and all court orders must come to this office with court dates already filled in. all court orders must be set through the court administrators’ office and sent to this office after they have been signed by the judge.