Randolph County, Arkansas

County Departments

Circuit Clerk’s Office | 870-892-5522 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

The Circuit Clerk is the clerk of the Circuit and Juvenile Courts and acts as the ex-officio recorder of Randolph County. Administrative duties of the Circuit Clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the Circuit Courts and to prepare the dockets for these Courts. The Circuit Clerk issues summons, warrants, subpoenas and writs authorized by the Circuit Court for delivery by the Randolph County Sheriff. The Clerk also maintains a file of all cases pending with the Circuit Court, as well as a record of all past court cases and their depositions. 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. The Circuit Clerk maintains a record of many miscellaneous items, and files certain licenses. The Circuit Clerk also swears in notaries public. 

Criminal Division

The Randolph County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Criminal Division of Circuit Court. A court action is initiated in criminal court by the filing of an Information by the Prosecuting Attorney. The Information is a formal accusation of crime. The Information must be accompanied by an Affidavit showing cause for the issuance of the Information and/or a bench warrant. A cause of action may also be initiated by a Grand Jury indictment or may be filed as an appeal from an inferior court (i.e. district court).

Civil Division

The Randolph County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Civil Division of Circuit Court. In the Civil Division a court action is initiated by the filing of a complaint/petition by the Plaintiff. A case may also be initiated by an appeal from a lower court (i.e. small claims). Examples of the specific types of cases filed in the Civil Division are: Negligence, Bad Faith, Fraud, Malpractice, Product Liability, Contract issues, Foreclosures, Quiet Title, Injunction, Partition, Condemnation, Replevin, Declaratory Judgment, Unlawful Detainer, Incorporations, Election disputes, Foreign Judgments, Administrative Appeals, Property Forfeitures, Removal of Disabilities and Name Changes.

Domestic Relations Division

The Randolph County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Domestic Relations Division of Circuit Court. In the Domestic Relations Division, cases are initiated by the filing of a complaint/petition by the Plaintiff. A case may also be initiated by a transfer from another jurisdiction. Types of Domestic Relations cases are: Divorce, Annulment, Separate Maintenance, Custody/Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Domestic Abuse, Contempt and Body Attachments.

Child Support Division

The Randolph County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Registry of the Court. Duties include keeping a record of child support and alimony payments ordered by the Court to be paid through the Registry. We do not handle payments that have been ordered by the Court to be paid through wage withholding. Payments made by wage withholding are handled by the Arkansas Child Support Clearinghouse. Questions regarding payments made though wage withholding should be directed to the Clearinghouse.
 

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County Clerk’s Office | 870-892-5822 | Email | Website

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

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. It is the responsibility of the county clerk to prepare all checks on the treasury for moneys ordered to be paid by the county court and to keep complete and accurate records of all these financial transactions ready for the court's inspection at any time (ACA 16-20-402).

The county clerk shall serve, unless otherwise designated by county ordinance, as the secretariat of the quorum court. 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 became the official voter registrar with the adoption of Amendment 51 to the Arkansas Constitution in 1966. Also, the clerk maintains an accurate and up-to-date voter registration list within the office and stores the ballot boxes between elections. The clerk issues marriage licenses, and keeps a record of all firms in the county which have incorporated. 

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Judge’s Office | 870-892-5264 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

The chief executive officer for county government in Arkansas is the county judge. As chief executive, the judge authorizes and approves the disbursement of all appropriated county funds, operates the system of county roads, administers ordinances enacted by the quorum court, has custody of county property, accepts grants from federal, state, public and private sources, hires county employees except those persons employed by other elected officials of the county, and presides over the quorum court without a vote, but with the power of veto. (ACA 14-14-1101 - 1102)

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Road Department | 870-892-5264 | Email

Office Hours: Current: Monday-Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM

The county road department is under the jurisdiction of the county judge. It is resposible for all county and public roads outside the city limits of any incorporated town in the county. Any roads inside the city limits of an incorporated town would be the responsibility of that town.

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Sheriff’s Office | 870-892-8888 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday for regular business. 24 hours through a 911 call.

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 judgments, 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. It shall be the duty of each sheriff to quell and suppress all assaults and batteries, affrays, insurrections, and unlawful assemblies; and he shall 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.

Tax Assessor’s Office | 870-892-3200 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

We at the Randolph County Assessor's office are here to serve you, the tax payer. Below is a summary of the responsibilties of the Office of Assessor.

The County Assessor is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of all personal property and real estate property in the county. He or She is alo required to maintain those appraisal and assessment records by staying abreast of all property transactions within the county and making changes or updates to the assessment records as they occur. The County Assessor's office must appraise and assess all personal property between January 1 and May 31. Any person owning personal property must assess their property. Assessment's taken after May 31 will be charged a 10% penalty. All property in the state shall be assessed according to its value except merchant's inventory, which is assessed at its average value during the year immediately preceding the first of January. If a property owner has a disoute of the value of their property, the property owner may request a hearing with the Board of Equilization through the County Clerk's office between August 1 and October 1.

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Tax Collector’s Office | 870-892-5491

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

The Randolph County Tax Collector's Office collects:

  • Personal Property Taxes
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • Special Improvement District Taxes
  • Timber Taxes
  • Mineral Right Taxes (if they become producing)

Taxpayers are not an interruption of our work --- they are the purpose for it!  My staff and I work for you and we would be happy to help you in any way we can.  Please feel free to call us (870) 892-5491, email us (npickett@suddenlinkmail.com) or come by the office (107 W Broadway St Suite H) in the basement of the courthouse to see us. 

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Treasurer | 870-892-5238 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

The county treasurer is the disbursement officer of the county, and is the unofficial or quasi comptroller. A few counties do have a county comptroller. The treasurer is responsible for the custody and disbursement of all county funds and school district funds. The treasurer, therefore, receives county property tax collections, county sales 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 and the other units of the county. The county treasurer signs checks, prepared and signed by the county clerk indication that the expenditure has been authorized by the county court, to pay employees and creditors of the county. A copy of each check serves as a warrant and is filed in the county financial records. The treasurer must keep an accurate and detailed account of all receipts and disbursements of the county. The treasurer is required to make a monthly financial report to the quorum court on the fiscal condition of the county. The county treasurer is required to charge a two percent commission on all funds coming to his/her office. There are a few exceptions.No commission is allowed for the handling of borrowed money, proceeds of school bond sales, the teachers' salary fund, money collected from insurance on losses, fire protection premium taxes and all non-revenue receipts, which is defined as reimbursement of all or a part of a payment made by a county. Also, the county treasurer is allowed a smaller commission, 1/4 of 1% on funds from municiple improvement districts. The commission is not kept by the treasurer but is intended to create a source of revenue accruing to the office from which the salary and operation of the office is paid. Any excess treasurer's commission shall be redistributed to the various entities that were charged on a pro-rata basis.

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