Lookup Public Records in Chicot CountyArkansas. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Chicot County, Arkansas Overview

Located in the state of Arkansas, Chicot County has a population of about 11,800, according to the US Census Bureau. The county seat is Lake Village; however, Dermott is the largest community. Chicot County is Arkansas’s tenth county, formed on October 25, 1823, and named after Point Chicot on the Mississippi River. The name translates from the French to mean knobby because of the volume of cypress trees in the area. It is part of the Arkansas Delta, historically important for cotton cultivation. Landmarks in the county are: Lake Chicot, North America’s largest oxbow lake and Arkansas’s largest natural lake; the site of Charles Lindbergh’s first night-time flight; and the legendary burial site of Hernando De Soto, near Lake Village. The county has a total area of 691 square miles, most of which is land at 644 square miles and the remaining 47 is water. Before the Civil War, large plantations were part of the county. The Battle of Old River Lake was fought in the county. The area is border by some Mississippi counties, Washington to the north and Issaquena to the southeast. Two Louisiana counties border to the south (East Carroll Parish) and southwest (West Carroll Parish). The remaining counties are all in Arkansas, Desha County to the north, Ashley County to the west and Drew County to the northwest. The county is covered by six zip codes, with 71653 being the largest.

Chicot County Clerk Information

The County Clerk is Pam Donaldson, and her responsibilities include:

  • Secretary to the Quorum Court
  • Secretary to the Equalization Board
  • Filing and recording County Court orders
  • Payroll
  • Accounts payable
  • Voter registration
  • Election records
  • Marriage licenses
  • Recording DBA Certifications (Doing business under an assumed name)
  • Provide birth and death certificate forms

    Pam can be reached by phone or email: 870-265-8000 or chicotclerk@arkansasclerks.com

    Josephine Griffin is the Circuit Court Clerk. The administrative duties of the Circuit Clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the civil, criminal, domestic relations, and juvenile courts; to prepare the dockets for these courts; to issue summonses, subpoenas, writs, and warrants related to each case; and to attend all court sessions. The Circuit Clerk is also responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Chicot County. You can reach Ms. Griffin at 870-265-8010 or jgriffinchicotcc@att.net.

    The Chicot County Courthouse address is:
    417 Main Street
    Lake Village, AR 71663
    870-265-8040

    Chicot County Records

    The county assessor is Joe Dan Yee, who can be reached at 870-265-8025 or joedanyee@hotmail.com, The Assessor is responsible for the daily operations of the Assessor’s office. The duty of an Assessor is to discover, list and value property. The county assessor is to appraise and assess all real property between the first Monday of January and the first of July, and all personal property between the first Monday in January and the thirty-first of May. (ACA 26-26-1408 and 26-26-1101). Information regarding properties, taxes and online real estate records can be found here

    The County Clerk maintains all the Records for County Court, and record all orders signed by the County Judge. (This includes annexations, road vacancies, election results, candidate reports, etc.,) and the site to do your online work is:

    Fee information is here: http://chicotcounty.arkansas.gov/departments/detail/circuit-clerk

    If you are looking for forms online this site will be helpful

    Other public record searches (marriage, divorce, death and births) are at

    Chicot, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200912,569
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009850
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009167
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009884
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009219
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200925
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009569
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,208
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009224
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200964
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200923
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200969
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200946
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200959
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200921
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200924
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20097,951
    Chicot County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Chicot County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title 9, Ch. 11 and Premarital agreements – Title 9, Ch. 11, Subchapter 4
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Chicot County Marriage License
    Location:108 Main Street, Lake Village, Arkansas, 71653
    Phone:870-265-8000

    Chicot County Clerk
    County Government Office

    Address: 108 Main St #2, Lake Village, AR 71653, United States

    Phone: 870-265-8000

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