I am asked quite frequently, where I get the information I post. A lot of people seem to be unaware of what information is public and what is not, much less how to obtain the information that is public. For this reason, I want to share a short tutorial here on DeSoto County Public Records, where to look and research information.
First, I am going to provide you with the website address. It is http://www.desotoms.info. Once you go to the website, you will see its homepage pictured below.
From here you can click on any of the offices listed. Let’s check out the Justice Court tab first. Once you click on that link, the following picture is what you will see.
Once here, you can select one of the three tabs. The civil plaintiff and defendant tabs will allow you to search for the plaintiff and defendant in any DeSoto County civil cases. The criminal defendant tab allows you to see anyone that has been a defendant in a case, such as: traffic violations, DUIs, and more. If you click under criminal on defendant, you will see the following screen pop up.
Once here, just type in a person’s last name and then scroll through until you find the person you are looking for. Once you find the person, click on display, and it will provide you with detailed information.
Next, if you click on the Circuit Clerk tab back on the home screen, it will take you to the following screen. The information found here is self explanatory.
The next link on the home screen is the Chancery Clerk. After you click on the tab, the following screen will come up. You can review the various tabs listed on the page. You can review land records, loan documents for property purchases, delinquent taxes, etc. There is a substantial amount of information provided via this page. Take some time and click through the links.
The following pictures show you the screens you will see once you click on the Tax Collector, Tax Assessor and Board of Supervisors tabs. I encourage everyone to check out the website. Learn where to find information. Review the information that you have access to, because you never know when you might need it. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.
I hope this post has been helpful, educational and informative. Stay engaged and stay informed. 😊