Land Records & Recording Fees

The Chancery Clerk of DeSoto County is the Custodian of Records. The Clerk's land records office records all documents pertaining to real property (deeds, mortgages, etc.)

This also includes documents not necessarily related to real property:

  • Construction Liens
  • Federal Tax Liens
  • Lis Pendens
  • Military Discharges
  • Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives
  • Etc.

Recording Fees

Recording fees are determined by statute per Mississippi Code. Please use our fee calculator to determine the correct amount to be submitted with your document.

Searching Records Online

The Chancery Clerk's Office has worked tirelessly to ensure that all public records are readily available to the public either on our website or on public terminals available in our office. Almost all records are available online, please contact us at 662-469-8397 if you have questions about how to use the website or find a record.


April 2020, the Clerk's office added E-Recording as an option for our customers. This greatly reduced the turnaround time for documents and improved efficiency in the Clerk's office. If you are interested in learning more about how to e-record your instruments, please contact us. 

Foreclosure Sale Notices

Foreclosure Sale notices are posted in the Courthouse by the Chancery Clerk's office. They are also posted online for your convenience. The Chancery Clerk's office is only required to post the notice. We do not have information about the sale. Please read the notice and contact the trustee for information about the sale.

The Land Records office is located at 311 W South Street, Suite C, in Hernando. You can visit our office in person or contact us by calling 662-469-8397, or email.