Wayne County Circuit Court Clerk Kathryn “K.K.” Revette
Address: Wayne County Courthouse, 609 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro, MS 39367
The responsibilities of the Circuit Clerk are numerous
The Wayne County Circuit Court Clerk keeps a general court docket in which all names and parties in each case, plea, indictment, record from inferior courts on appeal and other papers are entered and referenced to the minute book and page.
The clerk also keeps an appearance docket, which contains all civil cases not triable in the first term of court, after they have begun, in the order in which they are commenced. The circuit clerk is also responsible for keeping the subpoena docket and the execution docket.
Within 10 days after the end of any term of the court, the circuit clerk furnishes the clerk of the board of supervisors a list of all judgments rendered and suits disposed of during the term. The circuit clerk also furnishes a certified list of allowances made by the court in such term, payable out of the county treasury. It specifies the amount, to whom allowed, and on what account.
Within three months of the outcome of any suit, the clerk enters into a well-bound book, a full and complete record of the proceedings of the suit. The clerk may be charged with contempt and fined for failure to record and submit any of this information.
Mississippi’s circuit courts have original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested exclusively in another court. Circuit Courts also hear appeals from justice and municipal courts and from administrative boards and commissions such as the Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
The circuit clerk also has administrative duties in the election process. The circuit clerk serves as a registrar for voters in the county. Candidates pursuing a county office or seat in the state legislature must pay a filing fee to the circuit clerk of the candidate’s county of residence by 5 p.m. on February 1 of the year in which the primary election for the office is held or on the date of the qualifying deadline provided by statute for the office, whichever is earlier. The circuit clerk shall forward the fee and all necessary information to the secretary of the proper county executive committee within two business days.
For each marriage performed in the state, a Statistical Record of Marriage is filed with the office of vital records with the state board of health by the circuit clerk. The circuit clerk, who issues the marriage license, completes the statistical record on the form designated by the state board of health. Before the 10th day of each month, all forms returned to the circuit clerk in the preceding month are to be forwarded to the board of health. A filing fee of $1 is paid to the clerk for each marriage record prepared and sent to the board of health. The fee is collected from the applicants for the marriage license along with other filing fees and deposited into the county treasury. The fees are paid to the clerk every six months by the board of supervisors upon notification by the office of vital records of how many marriage records were filed.
Wayne, Clarke, Lauderdale and Kemper counties constitute Mississippi’s 10th Circuit Court district.
Wayne County Circuit Court
The Honorable Judge Robert T. “Bo” Bailey
The Honorable Judge Charles W. Wright Jr.
Court Administrator — Gayle Wink
Address: P.O. Box 1262, Meridian, MS 39302
District Attorney Kassie Coleman
Address: P.O. Box 5163, Meridian, MS 39302