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

Clay County, Arkansas Overview

Located in the state of Arkansas, Clay County has a population of about 16,083, according to the US Census Bureau. The county has dual county seats, Corning and Piggot, with Piggott being the largest. It is a dry county, in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or prohibited. The county was established in 1873 as Arkansas’s 67th county. It was named for named Clayton County, after John M. Clayton, then a member of the Arkansas Senate and a brother of then-U.S. Senator Powell Clayton, though some sources suggest it may have been named for Powell Clayton instead. The total square miles of the county is 641, with 639 of that as land and the remaining two square miles is water. On April 6, 1972, Sheriff Douglas Batey and deputies Glen Ray Archer and Troy Key were shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant on Bert Grissom. Grissom opened fire as soon as the men stepped out of their car. He later surrendered without resistance to another deputy, and was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. William Thomas Pond became sheriff, but he died in an automobile accident on June 8, 1973. Four of the five police officers who have lost their lives serving the Clay County Sheriff’s Office died in these two incidents. The county is bordered by three Missouri counties, Butler to the north, Dunklin to the east and Ripley to the northwest. Greene county, AR is to the south and Randolph county, AR is to the northeast. A total of 12 zip codes canvas the area and 72454 is the largest.

Clay County Clerk Information

The county courthouse address is:
Clay County Courthouse
2nd Street
Piggott, AR 72454
(870) 598-2667

The County Clerk is Pat Poole, 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

Ms. Poole can be reached by phone or email: 870-598-2813 or clay123@centurytel.net

Janet Luff Kilbreath 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 Clay County. Ms. Kilbreath can be reached by phone (870) 598-2524

Clay County Records

If you are in search of real estate or count property information, there are two recording locations:
151 South 2nd Street
Piggott, AR 72454
870-598-2524

800 West 2nd
Corning, AR 72422
870-857-3271

You may also perform some online searches for deeds and titles at

Tracy Gurley is the county assessor and she can be reached at: Piggott Office Ph. (870)598-3870 Fax Num. (870) 598-5609 Corning Office Ph. (870)857-3133 Fax Num. (870) 857-0096.

Clay County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Clay 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:Clay County Marriage License
Location:151 South 2nd Avenue, Piggott, Arkansas, 72454
Phone:870-598-2813

Clay County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 151 S 2nd Ave, Piggott, AR 72454, United States

Phone: 870-598-2524

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