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Meet Our County Judge

As the County Judge of Craighead County, it is my privilege to cordially welcome each of you to our site. On behalf of the citizens of Craighead County, we appreciate your interest in one of the state's most progressive regions!

Established in 1859 among the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge, Craighead County is home to Arkansas State University and is a regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education, and trade. I am confident that you will find our county to be friendly and our people are just great. Cordially,

Marvin Day

County Judge

Craighead County Judge


Craighead County Annex

511 Union, Room 119

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

(870) 933-4500


Marvin Day, Craighead County Judge 

Email: mday@craigheadcounty.org

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY JUDGE

The County Judge is the Chief Executive Officer for Craighead County government in Arkansas. 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, and hires county employees except those persons employed by other elected officials of the county.

The County Judge, in addition to other powers and duties provided for by the Constitution and by law, shall preside over the Quorum Court without a vote but with the power of veto.

Marvin Day Bio

Marvin has lived in Jonesboro, AR most of his life.  He is a fifth-generation resident of Craighead County.  As newly-elected Craighead County Judge Marvin was sworn in on January 1, 2019.

Education:

  • 1988 Graduate of Jonesboro High School
  • 1992 Graduate of University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Professional Experience

  • Licensed Professional Engineer with the State of Arkansas
  • Worked in the family-owned highway and bridge construction business for over 20 years.
  • Worked as a Senior Engineer at City Water and Light in Jonesboro for nearly 8 years.
  • MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Commission), Past Chairman
  • Storm Water Advisory Board for the City of Jonesboro and Arkansas State University
  • Master Street Plan Committee, Vice Chairman

Lisa Lawrence Bio

Lisa Lawrence serves as the County Judge Assistant to Judge Marvin Day. Prior to working in the County Judge’s Office, Lisa worked for Craighead County District Court, where she handled the accounting as an independent contractor for 20 years before becoming the District Court Clerk in April 2017. Her duties include grant writing and reporting compliance with awarded grants, financial oversight and assistance with the Craighead County audit. Lisa passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in April 1996, and is licensed as an Inactive CPA.

Email: llawrence@craigheadcounty.org

 

 

Human Resources


Lacey Rush, Human Resources Director

lrush@craigheadcounty.org

Employment Personnel Policy Handbook

Employment Handbook

Flu Shot Form

 Flu week flyer 2020

 

Purchasing information


PURCHASING

Al Haines, Purchasing Agent

ahaines@craigheadcounty.org

Craighead County Purchasing Policy

Bids and Proposals

Financial Disclosures/Conflict of interest statements  

 

Subdivision and Re-platting


Subdivision Development or re-platting of existing parcels

With the passage of the Subdivision Ordinance 2019-13 on June 24, 2019, all new subdivision developments and the re-platting of existing parcels now requires County Judge’s approval before filing at the Circuit Clerk’s office.   Plats can be dropped off in the County Judge’s office, 511 Union, Suite 119, for review and approval.   Please plan on 3-5 days for response unless the plat is referred to the Road Committee for review.  In that case, it would be the next Quorum Court committee meeting, which is typically the 2nd Monday of each month. You may call the Judge’s office at 933-4500 to check the status of your plat.

2019-13 Subdivision Ordinance

 

Floodplain


Jan Biggers, Floodplain Manager

jbiggers@craigheadcounty.org

The mission of the Floodplain Office of Craighead County is to provide flood hazard identification, remediation, regulation, and education to the people in Craighead County so that they can reduce their risks of injury, death and property damage due to flooding.

Craighead County adopted the NFIP Floodplain Management Program in 2004 and fully enforces Floodplain guidelines for building within the floodplain.  The Floodplain Manager, Jan Biggers, is located in the County Judge’s office at 511 Union Suite 119, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.  Contact Jan at jbiggers@craigheadcounty.org , office 870-933-4500 or cell 870-926-1128 if you have questions concerning your property or future property to insure the floodplain status. Floodplain permits will be available at this location with the proper documentation to build in the floodplain areas of Craighead County.

Click on map below to view property located within the floodplain 

Craighead County GIS map


  

Travel Information


Craighead County Employee Travel Information

 

 

Operating budget


2016 Approved Operating Budget

2017 Approved Operating Budget

2018 Approved Operating Budget

2019 Approved Operating Budget

2020 Approved Operating Budget

 

 

Craighead County District Maps


Craighead FINAL [district 01 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 02 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 03 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 04 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 05 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 06 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 07 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 08 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 09 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 10 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 11 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 12 – A]

Craighead FINAL [district 13 – A]

Craighead JP District [FINAL countywide]

 

 

 

Quorum Court


Agenda/Minutes

Quorum Court Members

2020 Quorum Court meeting schedule

 

 

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING


Craighead County Strategic Plan

 

 

COURTHOUSE/COURTROOM SECURITY

Emergency Response Plans

2015 Emergency Response Plan (Eastern District)-protected

2015 Emergency Response Plan (Western District)-protected

2015 Emergency Response Plan (Courthouse Annex)-protected


Information

Lesli Penny

lpenny@craigheadcounty.org

County Clerk’s Office

511 South Main St. # 202

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

(870) 933-4520

Craighead County Clerk

The County Clerk is the official bookkeeper of the county and serves as the clerk for the county, quorum and probate courts. The County Clerk serves as secretary of the Board of Equalization and records the minutes of their meetings. The County Clerk is the official voter registrar, issues marriage licenses and keeps a record of all firms in the county, which have incorporated and also is responsible for payroll records and accounts payable.

County Clerk Webpage and Forms

 

 Voter Registration info


Voter Registration Information

 

 Marriage Licenses


JONESBORO

Western District Marriage License Search

LAKE CITY

Eastern District Marriage License Search

 

 

Accounts Payable


 

 

 

Payroll


 

 

 

Probate


 

 

 

Equalization Board


 

 

 

Elections


 

 

 

Information


Candace Edwards

Cedwards@craigheadcounty.org

Craighead County Circuit Court Clerk

511 South Main St. # 200

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

(870) 933-4530

Craighead County Circuit Clerk

The Circuit Clerk is the clerk of the circuit, domestic relations and juvenile court, and is also the ex-officio county recorder and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, surety bonds and the county collector of child support. The Circuit Clerk also swears in all notary publics. The circuit clerk prepares summons, warrants, orders, judgments, and injunctions authorized by the circuit, domestic relations and juvenile court for delivery by the county sheriff.

 

 

 

Acceptable Document Types for eRecording in Craighead County, AR

 

AdministratorsDeed

Affidavit

Agreement

AmendedBillOfAssurance

AmendedMasterDeed

AmendedMortgageesDeed

AmendedMortgageesNotice

AmendedTrusteesNotice

Assignment

AssignmentOfRents

BeneficiaryDeed

BillOfAssurance

CancellationNotice

CemeteryDeed

CommissionersDeed

Contract

CorrectedAffidavit

CorrectedAssignment

CorrectedAssignmentOfRents

CorrectedBeneficiaryDeed

CorrectedBillOfAssurance

CorrectedCommissionersDeed

CorrectedDeed

CorrectedDeedOfTrust

CorrectedExecutorsDeed

CorrectedExtension

CorrectedFiduciarysDeed

CorrectedGuardiansDeed

CorrectedModification

CorrectedMortgage

CorrectedMortgageesDeed

CorrectedMortgageesNotice

CorrectedPartialReleaseDeed

CorrectedPowerOfAttorney

CorrectedQuitClaimDeed

CorrectedReleaseDeed

CorrectedSubordination

CorrectedTrusteesDeed

CorrectedWarrantyDeed

DeathCertificate

DedicationDeed

Deed

DeedInLieuOfFC

DeedOfCancellation

DeedOfTrust

Easement

ExecutorsDeed

Extension

FiduciaryDeed

ForfeitedLands

GiftDeed

GuardiansDeed

MarshalsDeed

MasterDeed

MasterMortgage

MemorandumOfTrust

MineralDeed

Modification

Mortgage

MortgageesDeed

MortgageesNotice

PartialReleaseDeed

Plat

POA

PowerOfAttorney

QuitClaimDeed

RedemptionDeed

Release

ReleaseDeed

RightOfWay

SecondDeedOfTrust

SecondMortgage

Subordination

SubstitutionOfTrustee

Survey

TimberDeed

TrusteesDeed

TrusteesNotice

UCCFixtureFiling

WarrantyDeed

Terry McNattTimcnatt

tmcnatt@craigheadcounty.org

Craighead County Treasurer Office

511 South Main St. # 205

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

(870) 933-4540

TREASURER

The County Treasurer is the disbursement officer of the county, and is the unofficial or quasi comptroller. The Treasurer is responsible for the custody and disbursement of all county funds and school district funds. The Treasurer receives county tax collections, county turn back funds, federal matching funds, state aid to school district funds and revenues from various other sources. After receiving this revenue, the Treasurer distributes the money to the various taxing units of the county.

Terry McNatt Biography:

Terry was born and raised in the community of Dixie Arkansas, which is located in Eastern Craighead County.  The son of a farmer and public school teacher, Terry learned the lessons of hard work and the value of education at a very young age.   Sworn in as Treasurer of Craighead County in 2013, Terry has made it his mission to lead in transparency, conservatism, honesty, and integrity.

Education:

  • 1987 Graduate of Brookland Public School
  • 1992 Graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting

 Professional Experience:

  •  National Society of Accountants
  • Arkansas Society of Accountants
  • Retired Arkansas Law Enforcement Officer
  • Private business owner
  • Brookland Public Schools Board of Directors
  • President of Arkansas Treasurers Association
  • Legislative Director for Arkansas Associations of Counties

Approved Operating Budget


2016 Approved Operating Budget

2017 Approved Operating Budget

2018 Approved Operating Budget

2019 Approved Operating Budget

2020 Approved Operating Budget


Craighead County Online Checkbook


Annual Audit Reports for Craighead County


Financial statement for year ending December 31, 2018

Financial statement for year ending December 31, 2017

Financial statement for year ending December 31, 2016


Links of School Districts, Cities and Financial Institutions


Jonesboro

Brookland

Bay

Riverside

BIC

Nettleton

Valley View

Westside

Greene County Tech

Jonesboro

Black Oak

Bono

Brookland

Caraway

Cash

Egypt

Bay

Lake City

Monette

Arvest Bank

First Community Bank

Centennial Bank

Regions Bank

Southern Bank

BancorpSouth

IberiaBank

First National Bank

Focus Bank

FNBC Bank

First Security Bank

Simmons Bank

Encore Bank

Unico Bank

Success Credit Union

First National Bank - WR

Bank of America

Evolve Bank & Trust

Premier Bank

Armor Bank

Farmers & Merchants Bank

http://craigheadclerk.com/report

Monthly Financial Reports

Monthly Financial Reports May 2020

Monthly Financial Reports for June 2020

Monthly Financial Reports for July 2020

Monthly Financial Reports for August 2020

Wesley Eddington

Info@craigheadcollector.org

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.

https://www.ark.org/craigheadcounty/index.php

Wesley Eddington 511 Union Street, Suite 107 Jonesboro, AR 72401

 Phone:(870) 933-4560  Fax:(870) 933-4519  E-Mail: Info@craigheadcollector.org

By statute, the collector is required to turn over all tax revenue to the treasurer at least once a month. Taxpayers may pay their taxes in installments with one-fourth of the total being due between March 1 and April, one-fourth being due between April and July, and the remaining one-half between July and October 15 (ACA 26-36-20).

Any real or personal property taxes not paid by the 15 day of October are considered delinquent and the collector extends a 10% penalty against the taxpayer (ACA 26-35-501). Before December 1st of each year, the collector of taxes shall prepare a list of delinquent personal property taxes and deliver a copy of the list to a legal newspaper in the county. Within seven (7) days thereafter, the newspaper shall publish the list.

If there is no newspaper in the county or district, the publication shall be in the nearest newspaper having a general circulation in the county or districts for which the list is being published. (ACA 26-36-203)


Craighead County Assessor

 

Contact Information: 

Craighead County Assessor
511 Union St Suite 130
Jonesboro AR 72401
Phone: 870-933-4570
Fax: 870-933-4522
Email: assessor@craigheadassessor.com

 

Dates to Remember:

Deadline to Assess - May 31

Assessments After May 31 Receive 10% Penalty

EQ Board 1st Meeting August 3

EQ Appointment Deadline August 17

Taxes Due by October 15

 

Craighead County District Court Judge


 

SUPREME COURT PER CURIAM / COVID-19

 

 

Pay District Court Fines


Contact the District Court Clerk at 870-933-4509, 870-933-4508 and 870-933-4581 or visit 410 West Washington Avenue, Jonesboro AR 72401. Fines can be paid by Cash, Cashier’s Checks, Or money order.

Online Record Search for cases that occurred BEFORE August 1, 2018 can be found at

http://cdc.cisarkansas.com/.

 

 

Craighead County District Court is asking for your patience as we have transitioned to a new computer program as of August 1, 2018. Expect longer wait times if you choose to handle your business in person. If you are able, please pay citations and payment plans through pay.arcourts.gov. Thank you for your patience.

Pending charges are being entered so that you can look up your case information. Please visit https://caseinfo.arcourts.gov/ to view upcoming court dates and see the status of your cases.

Emergency Management

Anthony Coy

Anthony Coy serves as the Director of Emergency Management for Craighead County. Prior to this position, he worked for the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management for approximately 14 years where he served as the Northeast Area Coordinator and a short stint as the Communications and Support Division Director. During his tenure in Emergency Management, Anthony has had the opportunity to work with counties across the State of Arkansas and gain knowledge of the programs, methods, and plans that worked best. He is a member of the Arkansas Emergency management Association and a Certified Emergency Manager. He is also a graduate of Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree. As a resident of Craighead County for more than 30 years, he began his working career with the county as a Deputy Sheriff and D.A.R.E. Officer for the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department. Anthony is married and has two grown children.

 

Our Mission

To provide a comprehensive Emergency Management program which coordinates people and resources to protect lives, property and the environment within Craighead County by using an all-hazards approach of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and emergencies.

Emergency Management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Emergency Management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters. Comprehensive Emergency Management can be defined as the preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions necessary to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters caused by all hazards, whether natural, technological, or human caused. Comprehensive emergency management consists of four related components: all hazards, all phases, all impacts, and all stakeholders.

Our Mission

To provide a comprehensive Emergency Management program which coordinates people and resources to protect the lives, property and the environment within Craighead County by using an all hazards approach of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for disaster and emergencies.

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Road Department

Eugene Neff

The Road Deptartment’s primary function is to take care of 1300 miles of paved and gravel road; 1100 miles gravel, and ~200 miles of hardsurface. The department is also responsible for drainage up and down the county road, and maintenance of the county’s road and bridge infrastructure. The County Road Department has its own Bridge Department as well.

Eneff@craigheadcounty.org

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Sheriff’s Department

“Craighead County is located in the Northeast corner of Arkansas and touches Missouri on our northernmost border. Craighead County covers 717 square miles with a population of 96,443 .

Craighead County is one of the few in Arkansas that has dual county seats.

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Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) department maintains communications and integrity of Craighead County’s network infrastructure, hardware, and security.

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Juvenile Court

Lewis Davis

Authorize the detention and release of juveniles when arrested for delinquent offenses.IMG_5770 Advise law enforcement agencies of procedures when arresting and/or charging juvenile offenders. Review juvenile delinquency or Family in Need of Services (FINS)cases and submit them to the…

ldavis@craigheadcounty.org

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VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

Larry Pierce

lpierce@craigheadcounty.org

Craighead County Veterans Service Office

511 SOUTH MAIN, ROOM 103

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404

OFFICE 870-933-4598

FAX 870-933-4580

Appointments are scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 8a.m to 4p.m. by calling the office ahead of time. Walk-ins are available on Tuesday afternoon from 1:30pm - 4pm and Thursday and Friday from 8am to 4pm.   Assistance is available to veterans at the Lake City Courthouse, 107 Cobean Blvd, Lake City as needed.

Veterans Service Office Duties

The duties of the Veterans Service Office are to counsel, advise, and assist military service veterans, veteran’s survivors and their dependents in obtaining benefits provided for them by county, state and federal laws.  Review and file claims for eligible veterans to receive benefits.  Assists with burial benefits for military service veterans and their families.  Provide help in ordering DD214s and military medical records for veterans who don’t have their copies from their time on active duty.  Acquire yearly tax letters for eligible veterans if they haven’t received them.