Brenda Powell-Travis 
Circuit Clerk

22549 Depot Street
PO Box 718
Lexington MS 39095

Office: 662-834-2476
Fax: 662-834-3870 


Elected Circuit Clerk in 2024.

Welcome to the Holmes County Circuit Clerk web page! Here you will find information about our office and descriptions of our duties, plus our office address, telephone numbers, and email address.  Please feel free to contact us if we can be of service to you.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Circuit Clerk is elected at large for a four-year term. The Circuit Clerk serves as Clerk of the County and Circuit Courts, receives and files all lawsuits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts and issues all process including summons and subpoenas, draws jurors and qualifies juries, keeps a record of all judgments and executions, issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages, records medical and other professional licenses, and registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections.

Office Hours:

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and the Noon hour.

8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon Saturday 30 days prior to each regularly scheduled election

8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon on each Saturday immediately preceding each election

General Information

Voter ID:

Beginning with the June 3, 2014 Primary Election, Mississippi voters will be required to show a photo ID to vote in person at the polls or to cast an absentee ballot in person at the clerk’s office. Voter ID is available to those registered voters who absolutely do not have any acceptable form of Photo ID. Mississippi’s Voter ID law makes a Mississippi Voter Identification Card available FREE OF CHARGE to any eligible voter who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID. Please contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office if questions at (662) 834-1957.

Applying for Marriage License:

  • Both bride and groom must appear in the Circuit Clerk’s office to make application for marriage license.
  • Present official document evidencing age.
  • If under 21, both parents or legal guardians must sign giving their consent.
  • Court order required if male applicant is below 17 and female applicant is below 15.
  • $22.00 filing fee at time of application

In no event shall a license be issued by the Circuit Clerk when it appears to the Circuit Clerk that the applicants are: drunk, suffering mental illness or retardation to the extent that the Clerk believes that the person does not understand the nature and consequences of the request.

How to Register to Vote:

You must be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age by the General Election date of each year and not convicted of the crime of murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement or bigamy.

You may register to vote in person at the Circuit Clerk’s Office or by downloading a form from and mailing said form to the Circuit Clerk.

In addition, you may register to vote at the driver’s license office, health department or department of human services. If you choose this option and do not receive a voter’s registration card within 30 days from the Circuit Clerk, please call: 662-834-1957.

Click here for forms.