Circuit Clerk

Circuit ClerkAnthony Grayson

PO Box 517
Raleigh, MS 39153

Phone: 601-782-4751
Fax: 601-782-4007

The Smith County Circuit Clerk is elected at large for a 4-year term. The Clerk provides a variety of services to the Circuit and County Courts as well as to the public.

Circuit and County Courts:

  • Keep a general court docket in which all names and parties in each case, plea, indictment, records from inferior courts on appeal, and other papers are entered.
  • Keep orders of the court which are referenced in the minute book.
  • Keep the execution docket
  • Enter a full and complete record of the proceedings of the suit

Election Process/Voter Registration – Administrative Duties:

  • Serve as a registrar for voters in the county
  • Collect a filing fee from candidates pursuing a county office or legislative seat within the county¬†Election Information (Results, candidates, etc.)

Jury Duty:

  • Notify citizens who have been selected to serve on jury duty
  • Prepare a jury list for the attorneys
  • Familiarize jurors with the courthouse
  • Receive and file all documents during trials
  • Issue subpoenas
  • Jury instructions given by the judge
  • Receive verdicts of jurors and read them in open court
  • Issue jurors a county warrant (check) and certificate of service (if needed)

Marriage Licenses:

  • File a Statistical Record of Marriage with the office of vital records with the state board of health
  • Issue the marriage license
  • Collect, from applicant, a filing fee of $21 per marriage record prepared