Monroe County, Arkansas

County Departments

Circuit Clerk | 870-747-3615 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Circuit Clerk is the clerk of the Circuit Court for Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations, and Juvenile Divisions and acts as the ex-officio recorder of Monroe County.

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County Clerk | 870-747-3632 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The County Clerk is the official bookkeeper of county government and services as the clerk for the county, quorum and probate courts. The clerk keeps a regular account between the treasurer and the county. The clerk prepares all checks on the treasury of monies ordered to be paid by the county court.

The County Clerk keeps complete, permanent records of the proceedings of the quorum court. In probate court, the clerk files instruments in decedent estate cases. The clerk maintains adoptions and guardianship records within the county.

The County Clerk serves as the secretary of the Board of Equalization, records the minutes of their meetings and extends the taxes in the information provided by the assessor and the Board of Equalization.

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Emergency 9-1-1 Department | 870-747-5554 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday

The Emergency 9-1-1 Department oversees the daily operations of the 9-1-1 system for Monroe County, as well as creating and maintaining road and address maps. 

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Judge | 870-747-3921 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The County Judge is the chief executive officer for the county government. The Constitution of the State of Arkansas provides for the election of the County Judge to a two-year term of office with the requirements that he/she be at least 25 years of age, a qualified elector, and a resident of the county. In the event of a vacancy in office, the quorum court fills the vacancy by appointment, the appointee serving until the next general election, when a successor is elected.
The office of the County Judge is to be operated according to all constitutional and statutory provisions of law in concurrence with the annually approved budge for the office. As chief executive, the County Judge authorizes and approves the disbursement  of all appropriated county funds, operates the system of the county roads, administers ordinances enacted by the Quorum Court, has custody of county property, accepts grants from federal, state, public and private sources, and hires county employees, except those persons employed boy other elected officials of the county. The County Judge is also responsible supervising the activities of the various state and federal agencies operating at the county level. The County Judge must also apply for all federal and state assistance monies for which the county is eligible, and appoints the members to all administrative and advisory boards in the county.
All powers not vested in the County Judge as the chief executive officer shall continue to be exercised and administered by the county court, over which the County Judge shall preside, without a vote but with the power of veto. The county court, in fact, is the County Judge sitting in a judicial role.

The County Judge oversees the Road Department and Office of Emergency Management, as well as the National Flood Insurance Program for Monroe County.

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Road Department/Office of Emergency Management | 870-747-5527 | Email

Office Hours: 7:00am-5:00pm Monday through Thursday

Monroe County Road Department

P.K. Norman - Superintendent

Under direction  of the County Judge the road department maintains over 600 miles of paved and gravel roads in the county road system. This includes grading, patching potholes, ditching ,removal of fallen trees, culvert cleanout and replacement, and maintaining all county road signs.

Office of Emergency Management

P.K. Norman - Coordinator

Operating under the supervision of the County Judge the OEM (Office of Emergency Management) is responsible for the organization and administration of a civil preparedness program designed to protect the Citizens of Monroe County from all disasters natural and man-made. In addition the OEM is responsible for the coordination of the operations of all governmental and non-governmental forces in the event of an emergency. OEM pursues an “All Hazards” planning strategy in the four phases of emergency management: Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. OEM provides the organization necessary to facilitate the rapid acquisition and delivery of resources necessary to recover from “major” disasters.

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Sheriff | 870-747-3811 | Email | Website

Office Hours: Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Sheriff is considered the top lawman in the county and performs a range of duties including criminal investigations, traffic law enforcement, and county jail operation.

Tax Assessor | 870-747-3847 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday

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 as long as you continue to live in and have ownership of the same residence previously claimed. If 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)

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Treasurer-Collector | 870-747-3819 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

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.

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