Clerk of the Circuit Court

About the office: 

The Clerk of the Circuit Court, elected at large to a four-year term, serves to establish, maintain, and keep all records of the court. In addition, the circuit clerk maintains all records, filings, papers, and he accounts for all court costs, fees, fines, and assessments for the circuit court. The clerk summons the various juries and maintains judgment rolls. The clerk's office keeps marriage licenses, jury lists, civil and criminal trial dockets, and licenses for doctors and certain other professionals. The clerk serves as the voter registrar and assists with elections, and he receives the appropriate papers when candidates qualify to run for public office. Absentee ballots are available at the Circuit Clerk's Office.

Tony M. Rook
Took Office: 
2017
Phone: 
(662) 323-1356
Mailing address: 
Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex
108 W. Main
Starkville,, MS 39759
United States

Mission Statement

It is the duty of the Circuit Clerk’s Office to provide a wide range of services to the public, judicial system, county government, law enforcement, and other agencies. The mission of your circuit clerk is to provide these services with pride in an honest, professional, and efficient manner while fostering a spirit of friendliness and cooperation. Our mission is to see our services through the eyes of the residents of Oktibbeha County and to respond to your needs as a team. Constantly striving for excellence and improvement is a key goal of this office.

My staff and I understand the important role this public office plays in the independence of the judiciary, the impartiality of the jury system, providing reasonable access to the justice system, and maintaining the integrity of our election system.

The Circuit Clerk’s Office serves the citizens of Oktibbeha County and the participants in the judicial system in a timely, efficient, and ethical manner. All services, information, and court records will be provided with courtesy while being cognizant of cost efficiency. Your circuit clerk and staff seek to help citizens gain equal access to the court without partiality or favor through the use of courteous service and current technology and information. Technology plays a significant role in the Circuit Clerk’s Office. As Oktibbeha County continues to grow and its judicial system continues to respond to an increasing caseload, your Circuit Clerk’s Office intends to respond accordingly so that we may better serve you, the taxpayer.