Perry County, Arkansas Overview

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 10,445 at the 2010 United States Census. The county seat, and largest community is Perryville. The county was formed on December 18, 1840, and named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero in the War of 1812. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 561 square miles, of which 551 square miles is land and 9.1 square miles is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Arkansas by land area and third-smallest by total area. Perry County is surrounded by neighboring Arkansas counties, Conway to the north, Faulkner to the northeast, Pulaski to the east, Saline to the southeast, Garland to the southwest, Yell to the west. The county is also partially home to the nationally protected Ouachita National Forest. Perry County is known for its Fourche River Days Festival held each year in April which includes a Car, Truck, & Motorcycle show, live music, vendors and children’s activities. Perry County is also the location of Heifer Project International which provides food and knowledge for people across the globe. Eight zip codes cover the county, the largest of which is 72126.

Perry County Clerk Information

The Perry County Courthouse address is:
310 West Main Street, Ste. #101
Perryville, AR 72126
Phone: (501) 889-5128

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Persundra Hood
Phone: (501) 889-5126

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 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.

County Clerk Website:

Perry County Records

Deed recordation information and title searches can be performed in person or online. Access information is provided below:

Perry County Circuit Court
310 W. Main Street
Perryville, AR 72126

County Collector
Scott Montgomery
Phone: (501) 889-5285
Fax: (501) 889-5807

County Assessor
Amanda Hawkins
Phone: (501) 889-2865
Fax: (501) 889-5974

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