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 Marsha Phillips
Craighead County Tax Collector

The Tax Collector is the collector of taxes for the county and collects municipal, county, school and improvement district taxes and turns them over to the County Treasurer. The Collector is responsible for collecting all property taxes from the first day of March to the 15th day of October during the calendar year after they are assessed.

Marsha Phillips
511 Union Street, Suite 107
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4560
Fax: (870) 933-4519
E-Mail: Marsha@craigheadcounty.org

Payment Information

Credit Card Payments

We can accept credit card payments on current and delinquent Real Estate and Personal taxes. Car tag renewals cannot be processed online until this office removes the unpaid block. Unpaid blocks should be removed by 10:00am the next business day.
Our
phone service 1-866-257-2055
Our
internet service accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and
Electronic Check.
The total amount will be adjusted to allow for the electronic processing of the transaction through the state’s eGovernment service provider, Arkansas.gov.

 

Payments Made In Person

For your convenience payments can be made at the following locations:

Main Office
511 Union Street suite 107
Jonesboro, AR 72401
870-933-4560

 

Delinquent Eastern District Real Estate taxes must be paid at the Lake City Courthouse
Lesia Couch
PO Box 537
Lake City, AR 72437
870-237-4342

 

Frequently Asked Questions
• Can I pay all my taxes with one check? YES
• Can I get a tax receipt? (A receipt is generated at time of payment. If you pay by mail, you may send a self addressed stamped envelope to receive a copy.)
• To whom do I make the check payable to? Marsha Phillips, Collector

Millage Rate

What is a mill?
A mill is one-tenth (1/10) of one cent. What is the tax rate? The tax rate is the percentage of a properties total appraised value that an individual pays in property taxes. Arkansas pays an effective tax rate of less tan 1%.

These millage rates will show up on your 2012 tax bill that you receive in 2013.

If you live in the following School district and/or municipality your Millage Rate is as follows:

 

Real Estate & Personal
Jonesboro Rural

41.20

Jonesboro City

42.20

Bay Rural

49.80

Bay City

51.40

Monette

42.90

Black Oak

43.00

Bono City in Westside School District

45.62

Westside Rural

43.52

Cash City in WestsideSchool District

44.62

Egypt City in WestsideSchool District

45.12

Brookland Rural

45.11

Brookland City

47.11

Jonesboro City in Nettleton School District

48.05

Nettleton Rural

47.05

Caraway

50.96

Lake City

50.76

Valley View Rural

50.60

Jonesboro City in Valley View School

51.60

Brookland Rural

45.11

Jonesboro City in Brookland School District

46.11

Jonesboro City in Westside School District

44.52

Jonesboro City in Bay School District

50.80

Lake City in Brookland School District

46.71

Buffalo Island

41.1

Riverside

49.16

Tech-High

45.59

Tax Information

Craighead County Millage Rates (How to Compute Millage)

Arkansas statute sets out how taxes are to be computed. Take 20% of the assessed value of your real estate and multiply it by the correct millage rate. For instance, if you have a house assessed at $100,000 within the Jonesboro School District and also within the Jonesboro City limits you would compute your taxes by first taking the $100,000 and multiplying it by 20%.

Take the resulting $20,000 and multiply it by 0.04220 (millage for Jonesboro School District within city of Jonesboro) and the resulting $844 would be your taxes. This amount would exclude any Improvements Districts, Liens, Fire District and Timber Tax.

Personal property taxes are computed the same way. The Craighead County Assessor will assign a dollar value to your personal property, and the resulting total valuation will be multiplied by 20% and then multiplied by the millage rate.

Quorum Court

In addition to other powers conferred by the Constitution and by law, the Quorum Court shall have the power to override the veto of the County Judge by a vote of three-fifths of the total membership; fix the number and compensation of deputies and county employees; fill vacancies in elective county offices; and adopt ordinances necessary for the government of the county. The Quorum Court shall meet and exercise all such powers as provided by law.

DISTRICT #1

Ken Stacks
PO Box 69
Jonesboro, AR 72403
Phone #: 870-931-8085

DISTRICT #2

fred Bowers jpfredbowers@gmail.com
801 French St
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone #: 870-972-6105

DISTRICT #3

Jim Bryant
2009 Magnolia Rd
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone #: 870-932-9506
Cell #: 680-3567

DISTRICT #4


Kenny Hendrix
3005 Martinbrook
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone #: 870-972-0837
Cell #: 219-8713

DISTRICT #5

Barbara WeinstOck
208 Wilkins
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone #: 870-935-1117

DISTRICT #6

Max Render
3200 Moore Rd
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone # 870-935-7031
Cell #: 897-0490

DISTRICT #7

Brett Provost
4301 Woodcrest Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone # : 870-926-8885

DISTRICT #8

Dana Watkins
1108 Watkins Grove l ane
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone #: 870-243-1602

DISTRICT #9

Josh Longmire
PO Box 2293
Jonesboro, AR 72402
Phone #: 870-761″5674

DISTRICT #10


Mike Hawkins
499 CR 360
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone #: 870-932-3135
Cell #: 870-919-4465

DISTRICT #11

Bob Blankenship
268 Reeves St, PO Box 745
Monette, AR 72447
Phone #: 870-486-2512.
Cell #: 930-5795

DISTRICT #12

TERRY COUCH
4638 HWY. 135 SOUTH
CARAWAY, AR 72419
Home – 482-3996
Cell – 919-3154

DISTRICT #13


Ray Kidd
3718 Hwy 463
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone #: 870-761-7727

Assessor’s Office

Eddie Thomas
Craighead County Assessor

Mr Thomas was born and raised in Caraway, Arkansas in the Eastern district of Craighead County, he now resides  in Jonesboro. He started in the assessment field in 1985, by going to work for the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department in Little Rock as a field auditor. While with the Assessment Coordination Department, he completed the courses required to become a Senior Appraiser, and the Administrative and Appraiser.

Background

 In 1987, He went to work for Craighead County Assessor’s Office as an appraiser and worked under Janet Rorex Trevathan for sixteen years before running for office. Mr Thomas took office as the Assessor in 2001, and currently serving his sixth term in office. Married to the former Anita Qualls of Caraway, have three children, Kristi, Kayla, and Kirkley, and one grandson, Jack.

Assessment Office Duties

The duties of the Assessor’s office is to discover, list, and value all property in Craighead County which includes, personal property, real estate, and business personal property. Personal property is assessed from January 1 to May 31 each year. There is a 10% penalty for assessing after the May 31 deadline.

Real Estate Assessment

Real Estate assessment date is January 1. All new buildings need to be reported to our office. Craighead County is under a state mandated reappraisal; all property is reevaluated every three years.

Homestead Credits

Homestead credits are filed in our office. If you are not receiving the $350 homestead credit, please call our office to see if you qualify. If you are 100% disabled or 65 years old or older, you are entitled to freeze your assessment at the current value. In order to receive this benefit, we will need a copy of disability from the Social Security office, or copy of a birth certificate or driver’s license to determined age. These documents are required by our state auditors.

 http://craigheadassessor.com/

Lesia Couch, Eastern District Deputy Clerk

Lesia Couch
Eastern District Deputy Clerk

Lesia is a lifelong resident of Caraway, Arkansas. She graduated Caraway Central High School in 1979 andworked for Heritage Bank for 16 yrs prior to running for Eastern District Deputy Clerk in 1999. She have been unopposed for 5 terms. She is married to Fred Couch and they have three sons, and seven grandchildren with one on the way. She has three employees, Deb, Donna and Sonja that help make this office run smoothly.

OFFICE DUTIES

Eastern District Craighead County consists of the towns of Lake City, Monette, Black Oak, Caraway, part of Lunsford, Dixie, Lester, most of range 6 and all of range 7 in Craighead County. Our office is responsible for assessing Personal Property for Eastern and Western District, collecting delinquent Personal for Eastern and Western District and collecting delinquent real estate taxes for Eastern District only. We are the keeper of records for deeds, mortgages, etc and take care of Domestic Relations, Civil, Criminal & Probate filings. We also issue Marriage License and help take care of the early voting in Eastern District.
We are very blessed to have the Revenue Office in our building. People can feel the small town convince of coming in and getting everything taken care of in one location. We continue to strive to have a friendly office for prompt service.