Offices Of The Pope County Clerk

100 West Main Street
Russellville, AR  72801

Office:  (479)968-6064
Fax:  (479)967-2291

Email: popeclerk@suddenlinkmail.com

 

Welcome to the County Clerk's Office

    
Laura McGuire   Pam Ennis
County Clerk   Chief Deputy

The County Clerk is the official bookkeeper of County Government and serves as the Clerk for the County Court, Probate Division of the Circuit Court, Secretariat to the Quorum Court, Secretary to the Equalization Board and Voter Registrar.

As Clerk of the County Court, it is the County Clerk’s duty to keep an accurate record of all financial transactions within the county and to balance monthly with the Treasurer’s Office.

As Clerk of the Probate Court, the Clerk files instruments making them a matter of record in decedent estate cases and is responsible for swearing in of all witnesses in contested estates.  The Clerk, also in this capacity maintains all records relative to adoptions and guardianship cases within the County. 

The County Clerk serves as the secretary of the Quorum Court and keeps complete, permanent records of the proceedings of the Quorum Court including minutes, ordinances, resolutions and an index to provide easy access to the information.

The County Clerk serves as the secretary of the Equalization Board and records the minutes of their meetings.  The Clerk also prepares the tax books from information provided by the Assessor and the Equalization Board. 

The Voter Registration lists are maintained by the County Clerk.  The County Clerk is also the custodian of Absentee Ballots.  The Clerk has all the powers and duties concerning the application for, the issuance of, and the voting of absentee ballots required by law.

The County Clerk issues and maintains Marriage Licenses, DBA (Doing Business As) Certificates, and maintains Minister’s Certificate of Record.  The Clerk also files and maintains Physician’s / Nurses’ Credentials / Licenses and keeps a record of all incorporated firms which have filed within the County.

Birth and Death Certificate applications are available in the County Clerk’s Office for use in obtaining records from the Bureau of Vital Records.

The County Clerk and your staff take great pride in serving you, the Citizens of Pope County!

Laura McGuire, 
Pope County Clerk


 Meet The Staff

DOCUMENTS IN COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE:

MARRIAGE RECORDS-1831 TO PRESENT
        MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS
        UNDERAGE MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS
        INFORMATION TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE A MARRIAGE LICENSE
        COVENANT MARRIAGE ACT AND FORM
      

WILLS-1862 TO PRESENT

PROBATE-1887 TO PRESENT IN CLERKS OFFICE/1831 TO 1886 IN THE HISTORICAL VAULT
        (PROBATE COURT/ SMALL ESTATES/ CLAIMS AGAINST ESTATES/ GUARDIANSHIP/ COMMITMENT/ ADOPTIONS)
        RECORDS PRIOR TO 1887 ARE IN THE HISTORICAL VAULT CONTACT DAVID VANCE, COUNTY HISTORIAN
        AT 479-968-5404

COUNTY COURT RECORDS-1857 TO PRESENT
        (ANNEXATIONS/ COUNTY PURCHASES/ ELECTION INFORMATION & RESULTS/ PROCLAMATIONS/ LEVY OF TAXES/
        BOARD OF APPOINTMENTS/ IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS/ RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION/ BONDS/ CONTRACTS/
       AGREEMENTS/LEASES AND COUNTY COURT ORDERS/ STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INTEREST & 
       CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION EXPENDITURE REPORTS)
       (Several of the above forms and more can be found at the Arkansas Ethics Commission Forms Page )

CREDENTIALS
        MINISTER’S, PHYSICIAN’S AND NURSE’S

EQUALIZATION BOARD
        MINUTES, ABSTRACT OF ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATE, RESOLUTION

        MEMBERS:
            WAYNE BRADLEY
            WHITT PIKER
            BONITA CHURCH
            HARRY SIMCOX
            CHARLES HAYWARD
    
QUORUM COURT
        ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, MINUTES,AGENDAS
        DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS OR TO BE ON AGENDA-NOON ON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE BUDGET MEETING*
        SEE *CALENDAR
        SEE CALENDAR FOR ANY SPECIAL MEETINGS OR CHANGES OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS
        VIEW POPE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES

CORPORATION RECORDS
        ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION, DOING BUSINESS AS, ASSUMED NAME, LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION, FICTIOUS             NAME, ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION, CHANGE OF REGISTERED AGENT OR OFFICE 

BIRTH & DEATH RECORDS- APPLICATIONS TO APPLY FOR BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATES CONTACT:
        ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
        VITAL RECORDS
        4815 W. MARKHAN, SLOT 44
        LITTLE ROCK, AR 72205-3867
        501-661-2726 OR 1-800-637-9314
        www.vitalchek.com
 


COUNTY FUNDS:
      GENERAL / ROAD / EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES / COUNTY CLERK COST /  INSURANCE/ LIBRARY /  CIRCUIT CLERK 
      CHILD SUPPORT/ SHERIFF’S RADIO REPAIR/ DISTRICT COURT COST/
      COLLECTOR’S AUTOMATION/ EMERGENCY RESCUE / COURT AUTOMATION/ EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION /
      ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE/ PUBLIC DEFENDER / JUVENILE PROBATION FEE/
      TREASURER’S AUTOMATION/ RECORDERS COST/ GRANT/ EMPLOYMENT TAX CLEARING ACCOUNT/ DISTRICT COURT
      DRUG / DETENTION CENTER MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION


VOTER REGISTRATION, ELECTION RECORDS
    VOTER APPLICATIONS/ PRECINCT VOTER LISTS/ ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION & DESIGNATED BEARER
    LISTS/ CERTIFIED ELECTION RESULTS/ STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INTEREST/ POLITICAL PRACTICES PLEDGE &
    CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION EXPENDITURE REPORTS/ VOTING PRECINCTS & POLLING LOCATIONS
    For more information about Voter related issues, Call The Pope County Clerks office at (479)968-6064.
    (Several of the above forms and more can be found at the Arkansas Ethics Commission Forms Page )



       
MAPS
JUSTICE OF PEACE DISTRICT MAP

 

      JP District Map
 

SCHOOL DISTRICT MAPS

      Russellville School Board Zone Map


LINKS: ARKANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE
       www.sos.arkansas.gov
       www.votenaturally.org
       www.voterview.ar-nova.org

HELPFUL WEBSITE LINKS:

    ASSOCIATION OF ARKANSAS COUNTIES
    1415 WEST THIRD STREET
    LITTLE ROCK, AR 72201
    PHONE: 501-372-7550
    FAX: 501-372-0611
   
    ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
    www.arkleg.state.ar.us

    STATE OF ARKANSAS (OFFICIAL WEB PAGE)
    www.state.ar.us
 

POPE COUNTY CLERK FEES: (CASH, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER)
PROBATE (ACA 21-6-413 & 21-6-414):  
PROBATE CASES 165.00
RE-OPEN PROBATE CASES 50.00
AFFIDAVIT FOR COLLECTION OF SMALL ESTATE 25.00
ACCOUNTINGS 50.00
ISSUING SUBPOENAS OR SUMMONS 5.00
CLAIMS AGAINST ESTATES (WITH ITEMIZED BILL OR STATEMENT) 5.00
TRANSFER (FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY) 50.00
   
COUNTY COURT CASES (ACA 21-6-415):  
COUNTY COURT CASE   30.00
   
BUSINESS:  
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 25.00
DISSOLUTION OF ARTICLES 25.00
ASSUMED OR FICTICIOUS NAME (DBA) 25.00
AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 25.00
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 25.00
DISSOLUTION OF BUSINESS 1.00
   
 MARRIAGE:  
MARRIAGE LICENSE 60.00
UNDERAGE MARRIAGES (PETITIONS & ORDERS)  10.00
   
COPIES:  
COPIES .15(PER PAGE)
CERTIFIED COPY 5.00
CERTIFIED COPY MARRIAGE LICENSE 5.00
AUTHENTICATIONS CERTIFICATE 5.00
JUSTICE OF PEACE MAPS  5.00
   
MISCELLANEOUS:  
FILING LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT FOR SAFE KEEPING 5.00
RECORDING MINISTER’S CREDENTIALS 5.00
RECORDING PHYSICIAN’S OR NURSE’S CREDIENTIALS 5.00
RECORDING OUT OF COUNTY OR STATE MARRIAGE LIC. 5.00

Pope County does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or disability. 

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