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Lawrence County, Arkansas Overview

Located in the state of Arkansas, Lawrence County has a population of about 17,415, according to the US Census Bureau. The county seat, and largest community is Walnut Ridge. Lawrence County is Arkansas’s second county, formed on January 15, 1815, and named for Captain James Lawrence who fought in the War of 1812. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. The total square miles for the county are 592, 588 of that is land and the remaining 4.7 is water. There are five adjacent counties to Lawrence, and they are: Randolph to the north, Greene to the east, Craighead to the southeast, Jackson to the south, Independence to the southwest, and Sharp to the west. There is a total of 13 zip codes used in the county; the largest of which is 72476.

Lawrence County Clerk Information

The Lawrence County Courthouse address is:
1 Courthouse Square
Lewisville, AR 71845
870-921-4858

Tina Stowers is the county clerk and she can be reached at her office, by phone or email:
315 W. Main St. Room 2
P.O. Box 526
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-886-1111
870-759-2585 Cell
lawrenceclerk@arkansasclerks.com

The County Clerk’s 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, Michelle Evans, can be reached by phone: 870-886-1112
315 W. Main St. Room 7
P.O. Box 581
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
lawcocircuit@yahoo.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. The 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.

Lawrence County Records

Title and deed searches can be performed at the address below or online:
Lawrence County Circuit Court
315 West Main, Room 7
PO Box 581
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-886-1112

The tax collector is Stephanie Harris:
315 W. Main St. Room 13
P.O. Box 408
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-88-1114
lawcotax@yahoo.com

Becky Holder is the Tax Assessor
315 W. Main St., Room 14
PO Box 187
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-886-1135 Real Estate
870-886-1113 Personal
assessorlawco@yahoo.com

Lawrence County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Lawrence 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:Lawrence County Marriage License
Location:315 West Main Street, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, 72476
Phone:870-886-1111

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