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Union County, Arkansas Overview

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,639. The county seat, and largest community is El Dorado. The county was formed on November 2, 1829, and named in recognition of the citizens’ petition for a new county, stating that they were petitioning “in the spirit of Union and Unity.” The county is directly adjacent to Union Parish in the state of Louisiana. Called once by boosters the “Queen City of South Arkansas” and, more recently, “Arkansas’s Original Boomtown,” the city was the heart of the 1920s oil boom in South Arkansas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,055 square miles, of which 1,039 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water. It is the largest county by area in Arkansas. Union County, along with Columbia County, has the largest bromine reserve in the United States. The lowest point in the state of Arkansas is located on the Ouachita River in Union County and Ashley County, where it flows out of Arkansas and into Louisiana. Three Louisiana counties neighbor Union, and they are, Morehouse Parish, Union Parish, Claiborne Parish. Five other Arkansas counties also border Union County, Ouachita to the northwest, Calhoun to the north, Bradley to the northeast, Ashley to the east, and Columbia to the west. Although nine zip codes are used in the area, the largest is 71730.

Union County Clerk Information

Union County Courthouse
101 North Washington
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-1900

Shannon Phillips –
Union County Clerk, Probate Clerk, Voter Registrar
101 North Washington, Suite 102
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-5661
Phone: (870) 864-1910

Cheryl Cochran-Wilson – Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder
101 North Washington, Room 201
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-5661
Phone: (870) 864-1940

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.

Union County Records

Assessments, property taxes and tax payments:

Vicki Deaton – Assessor
101 North Washington, Suite 107
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-5661
(870) 864-1920

Paula Beard – Collector
101 North Washington, Room 106
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-5661
(870) 864-1930

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Union County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Union 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:Union County Marriage License
Location:101 North Washington Avenue, El Dorado, Arkansas, 71730

Union County Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 101 North Washington, Suite 102 El Dorado, Arkansas 71730-5661
Phone: (870) 864-1910

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