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

Hempstead County, Arkansas Overview

Located in the state of Arkansas, Hempstead County has a population of about 22,609, according to the US Census Bureau. The county seat and largest community is Hope. Hempstead County is Arkansas’s fourth county, formed on December 15, 1818, alongside Clark and Pulaski counties. The county is named for Edward Hempstead, a delegate to the U.S. Congress from the Missouri Territory, which included present-day Arkansas at the time. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. Historic Washington State Park is in Hempstead County some nine miles northwest of Hope in the historic village of Washington, Arkansas. The state park opened in 1973 as “Old Washington Historic State Park,” but the “Old” was dropped from the name in 2006. The park offers walking tours of the historic village, which contains more than a dozen historic structures from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The total square miles of the county are 741, 728 of that is land, and the remaining 14 square miles is water. Neighboring Arkansas counties are: Pike to the north, Nevada to the east, Lafayette to the south, Little River to the west, Miller to the southwest and Howard to the northwest. The entire county is covered by a single zip code, 71835.

Hempstead County Clerk Information

The Hempstead County Courthouse address is:
Hempstead County Courthouse
400 South Washington
Hope, AR 71801
870-777-6164

The County Clerk, Karen M. Smith, is located at this address:
Hempstead County Clerk
P.O. Box 1420
400 South Washington
Hope, AR 71802
(870) 777-7800
coclerk@hempsteadcountyar.com

County Clerk services include:

  • Probate court
  • County payroll
  • Accounts payable
  • Marriage licenses
  • Voter registration
  • County Court records
  • Quorum Court records
  • Assumed names/DBA
  • Record minister’s credentials

    The circuit clerk is Gail Wolfenbarger and her office address is:
    Hempstead County Circuit Clerk’s Office
    400 South Washington, P.O. Box 1420
    Hope, AR 71802-1420
    (870) 777-2384 Phone

    The Circuit Clerk is the Clerk of the Circuit Courts and acts as the ex-officio recorder of Greene County. The Circuit Court is made up of Domestic Relations, Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Courts.

    Administrative duties of the Circuit Clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the Circuit Courts and to prep the dockets for these Courts. The Circuit Clerk issues summons, warrants, subpoenas and writs as authorized by the Circuit Court for delivery by the Greene County Sheriff or private court-appointed process server. The Circuit Clerk also maintains a file of all cases pending with the Circuit Court, as well as all the records of past court cases and their dispositions.

    Hempstead County Records

    The county assessor is Kim Smith, and her address is:
    Tax Assessor’s Office
    400 South Washington
    P.O. Box 1420
    Hope, AR 71802
    870-777-6190

    Real estate or tax related information may be requested here: 870-777-7816 or hcassessor@hempsteadcountyar.com

    If you’d like to begin your searching online, you may start at this site: 870-777-7816hcassessor@hempsteadcountyar.com

    For Birth Records and Death Certificates:
    Arkansas Department of Health, Vital Records
    4815 W Markham, Slot 44
    Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
    501.661.2726
    800.637.9314
    www.vitalchek.com

    Sherri Rateliff is the District Clerk and her office address is:
    400 South Washington (PO Box 1420)
    Hope, AR 71802
    870-777-2525
    sherri@hopedistrictcourt.com
    Court related business should be address to Ms. Rateliff.

    (870) 777-2384

    Hempstead, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200922,663
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,395
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009354
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,399
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009197
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009373
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200981
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,302
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,297
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009256
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200991
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200939
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009155
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009143
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200957
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200949
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200993
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200912,168
    Hempstead County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Hempstead 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:Hempstead County Marriage License
    Location:400 South Washington Street, Hope, Arkansas, 71801
    Phone:870-777-7800

    Hempstead County Clerk
    County Government Office

    Address: 400 South Washington Hope, AR 71802

    Phone: (870) 777-7800

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