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Monroe County, Arkansas Overview

Monroe County is in the Arkansas Delta in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The county is named for James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States. Created as Arkansas’s 20th county on November 2, 1829, Monroe County is home to two incorporated town and three incorporated cities, including Clarendon, the county seat, and Brinkley, the most populous city. The county is also the site of numerous unincorporated communities and ghost towns. Occupying only 621 square miles, Monroe County is the 22nd smallest county in Arkansas. As of the 2010 Census, the county’s population is 8,149 people in 4,455 households. Based on population, the county is the fifth-smallest county of the 75 in Arkansas. The county is largely flat with fertile soils. Historically covered in forest, bayous, swamps, and grasslands, the area was cleared for agriculture by early settlers. It is drained by the Cache River, Bayou DE View, and the White River. Three large protected areas preserve old growth bald cypress forest, sloughs and wildlife habitat in the county: Cache River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Dagmar Wildlife Management Area and White River NWR. Interstate 40 is the only Interstate highway in Monroe County, crossing the county from east to west through Brinkley. The county also has three United States highways (U.S. Route 49 [US 49], US 70, and US 79) and twelve Arkansas state highways run in the county. A Union Pacific Railroad line also crosses the county from southwest to northeast. The county is located approximately 73 miles east of Little Rock and 88 miles west-southwest of Memphis, Tennessee. Monroe County is surrounded by six other Delta counties: Woodruff County to the north, St. Francis County to the northeast, Lee County and Phillips County to the east, Arkansas County to the southwest, and Prairie County to the west. The county is partially home to two nationally protected areas, Cache River National Wildlife Refuge and White River National Wildlife Refuge. Monroe County uses a total of nine zip codes, the largest of which is 72021.

Monroe County Clerk Information

Monroe County Courthouse
123 Madison Street
Clarendon, AR 72029
870-747-3921

The County Clerk, Tina Wofford, can be reached by phone or email at: 870-747-3632 or monroeclerk@arkansasclerks.com

The County Clerk is responsible for the daily operations of the County Clerk Office, Quorum Court Secretary, Budget Account Figures, and delegating the responsibilities of the office. The County Clerk Chief Deputy is responsible for the daily payment of county invoices, in charge of the county probate files, in charge of tax work, Equalization Board Secretary, and assisting at the counter with marriage licenses. The County Clerk Deputy is responsible for all county payroll procedures and for all voter registration records and assists at the counter with marriage licenses.

The Circuit Clerk, Alice Smith can be contacted at: 870-747-3615 or mccirclerk@centurytel.net

The Circuit Clerk is the clerk of the circuit, domestic relations, and juvenile court and usually acts as the ex-officio recorder of the county. The Circuit Clerks office prepares summons, warrants, orders, judgments, and injunctions authorized by the circuit court for delivery by the county sheriff. This office also maintains a file of all cases pending in either court, as well as a record of all past court cases and their disposition. In addition, the circuit clerk keeps a list of all prospective jurors. The Chief Deputy helps maintain the records of all proceedings of the circuit courts and to prepare the dockets for these courts. In addition, the clerk keeps a list of all prospective jurors. The Deputy Clerk is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within the county.

Monroe County Records

Deed and title searches can be performed at the courts located below in both county seats or online at the noted site:
Monroe County Circuit Court
123 Madison St
PO Box 1498
Clarendon, AR 72029
870-747-3615

Renee Neal is the County Assessor, her contact information follows: 870-747-3847 or monroecounty assessor@hotmail.com

The Assessor’s office maintains current appraisal and assessment records, makes changes in valuations as they occur, stays abreast of property transactions within the county and keeps a file on properties updated throughout the year. Monroe County has approximately 11495 real estate parcels and 3761 personal property assessments. Personal property assessments must be made by May 31st of each year.

Scheduled Public Deadlines
Between January 1 and May 31 of each year – All Individual Personal Property and Business Personal Property must be assessed with our office to avoid a 10% late assessment fee being applied to your assessment as required by law. (ACA 26-26-201). Homestead filing deadline is October 15th for the current taxes payable. Once filed you do NOT have to re-file if you continue to live in and have ownership of the same residence previously claimed. I f you move, you must file a new homestead on your new residence. A change in eligibility must be reported to the Assessor’s Office immediately to avoid penalties as prescribed by law. (ACA 26-26-1119). Third Monday in August – The last day to set up an appointment with the Monroe County Equalization Board to appeal your real and personal property value that has been placed for the current year. (ACA 26-27-317.

Steve Mitchell is the County Collector, and Treasurer. His contact information follows: 870-747-3819 or mctreas@centurytel.net

The County Treasurer is the disbursement officer of the county and is responsible for the custody and disbursement of all county funds. The Treasurer, therefore, receives county property tax collections, county turnback funds, grant funds, fees, and fines from other county officials and departments, and revenues from various other sources. The Treasurer, after receiving this revenue, distributes the money to the various taxing entities which include county government, schools, cities and state agencies as provided by law. The County Collector is the collector of taxes for the county and collects municipal, county, school and improvement district taxes.

Both real estate and tax records can be searched here

Monroe, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20098,090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009549
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009238
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009411
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009625
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200912
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200973
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009110
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,712
Monroe County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Monroe 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:Monroe County Marriage License
Location:123 Madison Street, Clarendon, Arkansas, 72029
Phone:870-747-3632

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