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

Johnson County, Arkansas Overview

Located in the state of Arkansas, Johnson County has a population of about 25,540, according to the US Census Bureau. The county seat is Clarksville, and it is also the largest community. Johnson County is Arkansas’s 30th county, formed on November 16, 1833, from a portion of Pope County and named for Benjamin Johnson, a Territorial Judge. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. The Ada Mills Bridge links the Arkansas River between Johnson and Logan counties. It is named for Ada Mills, a former Republican political activist who lobbied for the structure for forty years before its completion. The notorious bandit Bill Doolin, the founder of the Wild Bunch, was born in Johnson County in 1858 and shot to death on capture in Oklahoma in 1896. The total square miles for the county are 683, 660 of that is land and the remaining 23 is water. A portion of the nationally protected Ozark National Forest lies in the county lines. Johnson County has five neighboring Arkansas counties, Newton to the north, Pope to the east, Logan to the south, Franklin to the west and Madison to the northwest. Twelve zip codes cover the county and the largest zip code is 72830.

Johnson County Clerk Information

The Johnson County Courthouse address is:
Johnson County Courthouse
215 West Main Street
Clarksville, AR 72830
(479) 754-2175

Michelle Frost, serves as County Clerk and she can be reached at the email address or phone number below:
479-754-3967
johnsonclerk@arkansasclerks.com

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 Alicia Nowotny-Stewart, who can be reached by phone: 479-754-2977 or email: jccclerk@gmail.com.

    The administrative duties of the Clerk are to maintain an accurate record of all proceedings of the Circuit Courts, to enter docket numbers and names of the defendants, and to prepare dockets for these courts. The Clerk also prepares summons and warrants as well as files all of the court orders, judgments, and injunctions authorized by the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk also maintains a file of all cases pending in the courts, as well as a record of all the past cases and their dispositions. In addition to maintaining the court records, the Circuit Clerk also acts as a secretary to the jury commission by selecting and maintaining current and past list of all prospective jurors. The Clerk is also the ex-officio county recorder. The office is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, surety bonds, surveys, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Johnson County. The Clerk is responsible for keeping many miscellaneous items as well. These include but are not limited to mechanics liens, medical liens, state and federal tax liens, performance bonds, and DD-214 forms for retired veterans. Our office also swears in all notaries public. Other duties of the Circuit Clerks office consist of collecting and distributing child support that has been court ordered to come through the registry of the court. We also collect and distribute all Criminal felony restitution and distribute bond money ordered by the Circuit Courts.

    Johnson County Records

    Jill Tate is the county assessor, and she can be reached by phone or email: 479-754-8839 or hocoassessor15@gmail.com

    The Assessor is required by the Arkansas Constitution to list and value all property subject to Ad Valorem Taxation on an assessment roll of each year. The “Ad Valorem” basis for taxation means that all property should be taxed “according to value” which is the definition of ad valorem. The assessed value is 20% of “Fair Market Value” or “Used Value” as prescribed the law. Property is assessed as follows: Land—20% of assessed value-value for crop, pasture, and timber is set by the Assessment Coordination Division of the Public Service Commission of the State of Arkansas. Residential and Commercial Property (including personal property)—20% of “Fair Market Value” – NOTE: Commercial Land is also assessed at 20% of “Fair Market Value”

    The Treasurer and tax collector is Leta Willis. Her phone and email are: 479-754-3056 or jctreascoll3@centurytel.net

    The County Collector is responsible for collecting all property taxes from the first day of March to the fifteenth day of October during the calendar year after they are assessed. Any real or personal property taxes not paid by the fifteenth of October of each year are considered delinquent and the collector extends a 10% penalty against the taxpayer (ACA 26-36-201). Before the first day of December of each year, the collector prepares a list of delinquent property taxes and delivers the list to a legal newspaper for publication. All lands upon which the taxes have not been paid for one year following the date the taxes are due are forfeited to the State of Arkansas and transmitted by certification to the Commissioner of State Lands for collection or sale (ACA 26-37-101).

    Title searches and deed retrievals can be performed at the physical address below or online at the site listed:
    Johnson County Circuit Clerk
    215 West Main Street
    PO Box 189
    Clarksville, AR 72830
    479-754-2977

    Online court services are here

    Johnson, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200927,131
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,408
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200920
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200995
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200958
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009252
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,176
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009146
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009456
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,395
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009128
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,363
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009438
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200918
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009281
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009170
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009189
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200946
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200939
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200931
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009123
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009160
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200951
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20097,872
    Johnson County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Johnson 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:Johnson County Marriage License
    Location:215 West Main Street, Clarksville, Arkansas, 72830
    Phone:479-754-3967

    Johnson County Clerk
    County Government Office

    Address: 215 W Main St, Clarksville, AR 72830, United States

    Phone: 479-754-2977

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