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Independence County, Arkansas Overview

Located in the state of Arkansas, Independence County has a population of about 36,647, according to the US Census Bureau. The county seat, and largest community is Batesville. Independence County is Arkansas’s ninth county, formed on October 20, 1820, from a portion of Lawrence County and named in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. The total square miles of the county are 772, 764 of that is land, and the remaining 7.6 square miles is water. Independence has several neighboring Arkansas counties, to the north, Sharp, the northeast, Lawrence, Jackson to the east, White to the south, Cleburne to the southwest, Stone to the east and Izard to the northwest. While 72501 is the largest zip code in the county, there are 18 additional zip codes.

Independence County Clerk Information

The Independence County Courthouse address is:
192 E. Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: (870) 793-8800

Tracey Nast Mitchell is the county clerk and she is located at the courthouse address above. Her phone number is 870-793-8828.

The County Clerk office is the clerk of the probate court, files and maintains all instruments in decedent estates, guardianships, adoptions, small estates, and mental and alcoholic petitions.

  • The office serves as secretary to the Quorum Court, including preparing court agendas, department budgets, recording minutes and writing ordinances and resolutions.
  • As clerk of the County Court, the office keeps records of annexations, incorporations, county purchases, election results, tax levies, board appointments, improvement districts, contracts and agreements signed by the County Judge.
  • As voter registrar, maintains an up-to-date list of county voters, by many different references. The office handles absentee and early voting (in conjunction with Independence County Election Commission) in each election and stores various election materials.
  • The County Clerk serves as secretary to the Equalization Board and is responsible for extending the taxes from information provided by the County Assessor, making a recap of taxes extended and charging the County Collector with collecting those taxes. The Clerk then distributes all taxes collected to the appropriate taxing unit.
  • Serving as the official bookkeeper of the County, they keep a record of all financial transactions and filing all papers relating to any claim against the County and prepare all checks on the Treasury.
  • The Clerk makes the county payroll and all reports pertaining to the county payroll system.
  • The office issues all marriage licenses.

The circuit clerk is Debbie Finley she can be reached via phone or email: 870-793-8833
Deborah (Debbie) Finley
County Courthouse
192 E. Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501

The Circuit Clerk’s office maintains a record of all proceedings of the circuit, chancery and juvenile courts.

  • They serve as ex-officio recorder of the County, issuing dockets for circuit court, issuing summons, warrants, orders, judgments and injunctions authorized by the courts for delivery by the County Sheriff. The office maintains current cases pending in the court, past court cases and dispositions.
  • The Clerk also issues summons to new jurors and maintains a brief juror profile for attorneys. The office receives and disburses all money paid into court for fines, court cases, restitutions, condemnations and child support. The Clerk is also responsible to record deeds, mortgages, liens, financing statements, bonds, plats and miscellaneous other filings.

Independence County Records

The county assessor is Diane Tucker and she is in the:
Courthouse Annex Building
110 Broad Street
Batesville, AR 72501
870-793-8842

The County Assessor office maintains tax rolls of property owners from deeds filed in the Circuit Clerk’s Office, keeping a accurate record of the school district in which each parcel of land is located, discovering and valuing improvements in each taxing entity, assessing personal property January 1 through May 31, listing personal property bought after May 31, and conducting a countywide appraisal every three years. The assessment roll is prepared and certified annually. An abstract of all property, real and personal, must be filed with the Assessment Coordination Division in Little Rock each year.
Tax statements for the collection of taxes are printed from values obtained from the County Assessor’s Office. Property owners receive a notice from the Assessor if property values increase.

Diana Thompson is the county’s tax collector and she is in the:
Courthouse Annex Building
110 Broad Street
Batesville, AR 72501
870-793-8823

The County Tax Collector is responsible to collect all personal and real estate taxes, consisting of County General, County Library, County Road, Solid Waste, Library Tax, City Tax, County Tax, Timber Tax and Improvement Taxes for Departee Creek and Curia Creek. The Collector keeps those taxes posted. The Tax Collector office also collects the fees for household solid waste pickup service through its trash billing department. Tax record searches can be performed here

Title and deed searches can be performed at the address or site below:
Independence County Circuit Court
192 E. Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501
870-793-8833

Online documents can be found here

Independence, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200931,884
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,022
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200992
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,229
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,008
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009282
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009792
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009112
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,086
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200937
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,773
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009278
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009230
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009729
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,023
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009191
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,146
Independence County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Independence 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:Independence County Marriage License
Location:192 East Main Street, Batesville, Arkansas, 72501
Phone:870-793-8828

Independence County Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 192 E Main St, Batesville, AR 72501, United States

Phone: 870-793-8807

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