TATE COUNTY COURT HOUSE
The Courthouse was built in 1875, and is an important example of a Victorian public building in the State of Mississippi. Additions were made in 1904 and 1975. The latest additions and restoration were made in 2000.
The second floor contains the beautiful historic courtroom, notable for the design of it's Renaissance-Style beamed ceiling and the focal point of the courtroom is the Renaissance Revival Panel located behind the Judge's Bench.
The Tate County Court House is the oldest original courthouse still in use in Mississippi.
Tate County is part of Mississippi's 17th Circuit Court District. Also included in the district are Desoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, and Yalobusha counties. Circuit Court has original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested exclusively in another court. The Circuit Court tries felony criminal cases and civil cases involving amounts of $200,000 and above. If you have any questions, please contact Eddie Hadskey, Circuit Court Clerk, at (662) 562-5211
Hon. Robert Chamberlin
Hon. Gerald Chatham
Hon. James McClure, III
Hon. Smith Murphey,V
The District Attorney, John Champion, is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases in the 17th district. Each county has an Assistant District Attorney assigned. The Assistant District Attorney for Tate County is Rhonda Amis. She can be reached at (662) 563-6636.
Tate County is part of Mississippi's 3rd Chancery Court District. Also included in the district are Desoto, Grenada, Montgomery, Panola, and Yalobusha counties. Chancery Court has jurisdiction over equity, divorce, probate, guardianship, and sanity. In Tate County the Chancery Court has jurisdiction over juvenile matters. If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Crockett, Chancery Court Clerk, at (662) 562-5661.
Hon. Vicki Cobb
Hon. Rusty Harlow, Youth Court Judge
Hon. Mitchell M. Lundy, Jr.
Hon. Percy L. Lynchard, Jr.
Tate County Justice Court has jurisdiction in all civil cases involving amounts of $2,500 or less. Justice Court handles traffic offenses committed in the county but outside municipal limits. Preliminary hearings involving felonies are also conducted in Justice Court. Tate County is divided into two justice court districts with a judge and constable elected from each district. If you have any questions, Mary McAbee, Justice Court Clerk, can be reached at (662) 562-7626.
Hon. Cecil Cole
Hon. Robert Taylor
Tate County Court House