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 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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