Calhoun County, Arkansas

County Departments

Assessor | 870-798-2740

The Assessor is responsible for the daily operations of the County Assessor's office. The major duty is listing and valuation of real and personal property in the county as established by the Arkansas Constitution and the State Personal and Property Tax Code §26-26-717. 2

The Chief Deputy of the County Assessor is responsible for the daily assessments of county citizens’ personal and property and customer service. The County Assessor Deputy is responsible for all county personal property and business assessments, filing, and customer service.

Calhoun County Coroner

The Coroner's Creed:

"Birth and death are the only two universal human experiences.  Death, on the other hand, is the most important legal event for all human beings.  When it occurs, all legal rights and duties devolving upon the person during his life span in a civilized juridsdiction are terminated.  All persons with whom the deceased had legal relations at that moment in time are also directly affected by the occurence of death."

"The Office of the Coroner, or the Office of Medical Examiner, along with the state-licensed physician is legally charged with significant duties answering the pertinent questions relating to death: Who, Where, When, How, Why.  Only when these questions have been answered correctly can all the proper legal issues arising at death be effectively handled for the proper administration of justice."

Calhoun County District Court | 870-798-2165

The District Court is responisble the handling of traffic and small claims court.  Pay your fines online at

Calhoun County Library | 798-4492 | Website

Main Branch is located in Hampton on 2nd St. across the square from the County Courthouse. The Library is open Monday thru Wednesday and on Fridays from 12:00 until 5:00 pm each day.

The Thornton Branch is located at city hall on S 2nd St.  The library branch is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00 until 5:00 pm each day.

Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management | 870-798-4817 | Email

Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management works with all local entities in planning before and during any emergency that may need to be managed. The Office of Emergency Management will constantly keep updated on all weather predictions and will report them as needed. If you need any information on Emergency Management please feel free to contact our office.

Calhoun County Physical Addressing and 9-1-1 | 870-798-4817 | Email

Calhoun County Physical Addressing and 9-1-1 is the addressing authority of the county and provides all new addresses for the citizens of the county, along with managing the 9-1-1 system within Calhoun County. For more information contact 870-798-4817.

Circuit Clerk | 870-798-2517

Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 am

The circuit clerk is the clerk of the circuit court and juvenile court and usually acts as the ex-officio recorder of the county.

The administrative duties of the circuit clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the circuit courts to enter docket number and the name of defendant and to prepare the dockets for these courts (ACA 16-20-102). The circuit clerk prepares summons, warrants, orders, judgements, and injunctions authorized by the circuit court for delivery by the county sheriff.  The circuit clerk also maintains a file of all cases pending in either court, as well as a record of all past court cases and their dispostition (ACA 16-20-303 and 16-20-304).  The clerk has 20 days commencement of each of the dockets in all cases.  In addition, the circuit clerk acts as a secretary to the jury commission by keeping a list of all prospective jurors (ACA 16-32-101 et seq.)

The circuit clerk is also the ex-officio county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within the county (ACA 14-15-401 et seq).  The circuit clerk maintains a record of many miscellaneous items, and files certain licenses.  The circuit clerk also swears in all notaries public and files regulations of state agencies which license trade or professional workers.

Collector | 870-798-2357

Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 am

The County Collector is the collector of taxes for all taxing entities located within the county.  The Collector is responsible to collecting all property taxes from the first day of March to the fifteenth day of October during the calender year after they are assessed.

 The major duty of this office is to collect personal and property taxes, District Court and Circuit Court fines. Pay your personal and property taxes online.

County Clerk | 870-798-2517

Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 am

The County Clerk is the official bookkeeper of county government and serves as the clerk for the county, quorum and probate courts.

As clerk of the county court, the clerk has the duty of keeping a regular account between the treasurer and the county.  In addition, the clerk keeps an accurate account of all financial transactions within the county and files all documents, vouchers, and other papers pertaining to the settlement of any account to which the county is involved.  It is the responsibility of the county clerk to prepare all checks on the treasury for monies ordered to by paid by the county court and to keep complete and accurate records of all these financial transactions (ACA 16-20-402).

The county clerk shall serve, unless otherwise designated by county ordinance, as the secretariat of the quorum court.  The duties involve keeping a complete permanent record of the proceedings of the Quorum Court including minutes, ordinances, resolutions and an index to provide easy access to the information (ACA 14-14-902 and 14-14-903).

As clerk to the probate court, the clerk files all instruments making them a matter of record in decedent estate cases, and swears in 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, or the clerk's designee, serves as the secretary of the Board of Equalization and records the minutes of their meetings (ACA 26-27-307). 

The clerk is also responsible for voter registration and issues of marriage licenses.

County Judge | 870-798-4818

The Calhoun County Judge vests broad judicial and administrative powers in the position.  The county judge presides over the Quorum Court, which has budgetary and administrative authority over county government operations. The judge handles such widely varying matters such as hearings for petitions to establish a private road.  The county judge also appoints members to varying boards and may perform weddings.  The county judge is also head of civil defense and disaster relief, county welfare and prepares the county budget along with the county clerk and county treasurer. 

The county judge is also head of the county road along with the sanitation departments and responsible for the daily operations of the county road department and insures the county roads are in safe and in maintained condition.

Sheriff | 870-798-2323

The County Sheriff is the sheriff of the courts, maintains public peace and has custody of the county jail.  As chief enforcement officer of the circuit courts, the sheriff's office, which includes the sheriff and deputies, is charged by constitutional and statutory laws with the execution of summons, enforcement of judgements, orders, injunctions, garnishments, attachments, and the making of arrests on warrants issued by the courts.  The sheriff also opens and attends each term of circuit court, notifies residents selected to jury duty and assists in handling witnesses and prisoners during a given court term.

The sheriff, or a member of that staff, often prepares and assembles evidence of the Prosecuting Attorney's case against defendants charged with both felonies and misdemeanors.  The sheriff also transports convicted prisoners and others declared by the court to the various penal and mental institutions of the state.

The sheriff in every county has the custody, rule, and charge of the county jail and all prisoners committed in his county (ACA 12-41-502).  The sheriff shall be conservator of the peace in his county (ACA 14-15-501).  It shall be the duty of each sheriff to quell and suppress all assaults and batteries, affrays, insurrections, and unlawful assemblies; and he shal  apprehend and commit to jail all felons and other offenders (ACA 14-14-1301).  The sheriff also works with the various local municipal law enforcement officials or other state and federal officials charged with law enforcement.

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Treasurer | 870-798-2827

The Treasurer is responsible for receiving all monies belonging to the county and keeping an accounting in a designated depository. The treasurer is also responsible for paying or disbursing all monies as directed by law and maintains records for all banking transactions.

Calhoun County Treasurer is the chief custodian of county finance responsible for receiving all monies belonging to the county from whatever source.  The treasurer is responsible for keeping and accounting for all monies in a designated depository: and for paying and applying or disbursing all monies in such a manner as directed by law. The county treasurer often acts as the chief liaison between the county and all depository banks.  In this capacity, he or she maintains records of all deposits and withdrawals, and reconciles all bank statements, thus assuring their accuracy and the safety of county funds.  The county treasurer is required to keep regular reports on county finance.