Lafayette County Court is a new court effective January 1, 2023 that was mandated by state law once the county reached a population of 50,000 people (confirmed by 2020 U.S. census.) This page will be updated with new information as County Court progresses.
County Court Facts
- Offices for Judge Kilpatrick and administration are located on the 3rd floor of the Lafayette County Courthouse (middle of square).
- All filing fees are the same as the Circuit Court and filings will remain at the same location – main floor of the Lafayette County Courthouse. Filing fees can be found to the right or on the Circuit Clerk page
- County Court is not on MEC and uses Delta Computer Systems instead.
- The County Court will use the small courtroom on the main floor and the main courtroom on the second floor when not in use with Circuit Civil/Criminal, Grand Jury or Drug Court cases.
- The County Court has exclusive jurisdiction over eminent domain matters as well as youth court & juvenile matters – which has previously been housed in the Chancery Court.
- The County Court has concurrent jurisdiction over civil matters up to $200,000.00.
- The County Court can handle non-capital criminal cases that are transferred to County Court from Circuit Court.
- The County Court can also hear appeal cases from the Justice and Municipal (city) courts.
- County Court may issue search warrants, set bonds and conduct preliminary hearings.
FOR ALL CASES THAT ARE FILED IN THE LAFAYETTE COUNTY COURT THE HEADING OF ALL PAPERWORK MUST REFLECT LAFAYETTE COUNTY COURT
Judge for County Court is Honorable Tiffany Kilpatrick, elected in November, 2022. The Lafayette County Court Judge is a four-year term and elected in non-partisan elections on the same year that Circuit and Chancery Court Judges run for office.
Court Administrator (Judge Kilpatrick)
Department: County Court
Address: 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 101, Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: (662) 234-4954 ext. 2