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Columbia County, Arkansas Overview

Located in the state of Arkansas, Columbia County has a population of about 24,552, according to the US Census Bureau. The county seat is Magnolia, and it is also the largest community. The county was formed on December 17, 1852, and was named for Christopher Columbus. The Magnolia, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Columbia County. The total square miles of the count are 767, 766 of which is land and the remaining .7 is water. The county is bordered at two points by Louisiana counties, Webster to the south and Claiborne Parish to the southeast. The remaining neighboring counties are all in Arkansas and are Nevada County to the north, Ouachita to the northeast, Union to the east and Lafayette County to the west. The county uses a total of seven zip codes and 71753 is the largest.

Columbia County Clerk Information

The county courthouse address is:
1 Court Square, Ste 1
Magnolia, AR 71753

The County Clerk is Sherry L. Bell, who can be reached at 870-235-3774. Her duties 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

    Phyllis Disotell is the Circuit Court Clerk. The primary duties of the office revolve around filing, docketing, attending court, issuing of notices, records management, and reporting to the Administrative Office of the Courts. It is the responsibility of the Circuit Clerk to prepare a list of prospective jurors, docket cases of the respective courts, issue summonses, subpoenas, writs and warrants related to each case, attend court and swear witnesses. The Clerk maintains the records of the civil, criminal and Juvenile divisions of the Courts and prepares transcripts of proceedings under appeal. In addition, duties of the office in the capacity of Recorder include recording all deeds, mortgages, and conveyances of lands and buildings lying within the County, as well as maps and plats of newly laid out villages and all records from other counties concerning land sales or conveyance which affect title in the County. Other duties assigned the Recorder include the recording of powers of attorney, liens on real property, soldier’s discharges, leases, financing statements, performance bonds and public official bonds. The records of the Circuit Courts are the evidence of their official acts and, therefore, it is necessary that they be accurately recorded and well maintained. Ms. Disotell is also the probate clerk and she can be reached at:
    # 1 Courthouse Square, Ste 3
    Magnolia, AR 71753
    Phone: 870-235-3700

    Columbia County Records

    Sandra Cawyer, is the Columbia County Assessor and her office and phone number are below:
    Columbia County Annex Building
    101 South Court Square
    Magnolia, AR 71753
    Phone: 870-234-4380

    The Assessor’s Office will strive to ensure that all values are fair and equitable for Columbia County. If you have any questions or would like information concerning our office or the reappraisal, please do not hesitate to call or come by our office. Columbia County is currently contracted with Total Assessment Solutions Corporation for our county wide Reappraisal which will be completed in 2018. Columbia County Equalization Board is available for taxpayer appeals in August of each year. All appeals must be requested by the third Monday in August. Real Estate records are available on the internet by visiting ARCountyData.com or actDataScout.com. Many taxpayer questions can be answered by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions section sponsored by the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department. This can be found at Arkansas.gov/ACD/. Taxpayers can receive helpful reminders by signing up for Gov2Go. Visit the following website at GetGov2Go.com or DueBeforeYouRenew.com for additional information.

    Marriage records from1853 – Current Year, can be found at the county clerk’s office address above.

    Birth and death records can be researched here: VitalChek.com
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Vital Records
    4815 W Markham, Slot 44
    Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
    501-661-2726
    800-637-9314

    Scroll to the bottom of this link to identify all county and circuit court records

    Circuit court judges and addresses can be found at the same site.

    Online forms can be found here

    https://www.countyofcolumbia.org/search.php?search=1&query=forms&submit.x=18&submit.y=10

    Fees are located here: https://www.countyofcolumbia.org/county-clerk or at
    https://www.countyofcolumbia.org/circuit-clerk or at https://www.countyofcolumbia.org/search.php?search=1&query=fees&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

    Columbia, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200921,807
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,115
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009247
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,338
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009205
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009463
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,460
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200925
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,314
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009123
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200938
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009118
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200948
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009484
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009468
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009149
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200978
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200978
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200911,712
    Columbia County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Columbia 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:Columbia County Marriage License
    Location:1 Court Square, Magnolia, Arkansas, 71753
    Phone:870-235-3774

    Columbia County Recorder
    County Government Office

    Address: 1 Court Sq #3, Magnolia, AR 71753, United States

    Phone: 870-235-3700

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