Counties: General Information

Retention of county records in Mississippi is governed by the Local Government Records Program.

The Local Government Records Office has been established to provide records management assistance for county officials. The office will send staff for an on-site visit to consult with county offices upon request.

All counties, upon approval by the Board of Supervisors, may implement an additional $1.00 fee on any filings in the county for which a filing fee is charged. Of the fee collected, $.50 is sent to the Department of Archives and History and is dedicated to providing services to counties and municipalities through the Local Government Records Office. The remaining $.50 remains in the county’s general fund and provides a source of revenue to be used for records management purposes. These funds can be used for personal services, contractual services, commodities, equipment or any expense related to management of county records.

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