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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

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


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 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

Columbia County Recorder
County Government Office

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

Phone: 870-235-3700

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