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,
Craighead County Annex
511 Union, Room 119
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
Marvin Day, Craighead County Judge
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.
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.
Lacey Rush, Human Resources Director
Employment Personnel Policy Handbook
Al Haines, Purchasing Agent
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
Jan Biggers, Floodplain Manager
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , office
Click on map below to view property located within the floodplain
Emergency Response Plans
County Clerk’s Office
511 South Main St. # 202
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
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.
Craighead County Circuit Court Clerk
511 South Main St. # 200
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
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
Craighead County Treasurer Office
511 South Main St. # 205
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
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.
Approved Operating Budget
Annual Audit Reports for Craighead County
Links of School Districts, Cities and Financial Institutions
Monthly Financial Reports
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.
Wesley Eddington 511 Union Street, Suite 107 Jonesboro, AR 72401
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)
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
Online Record Search for cases that occurred BEFORE August 1, 2018 can be found at
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.
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.
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.
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.Read More About OEM
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.Read More
Craighead County is one of the few in Arkansas that has dual county seats.Read More
The Information Technology (IT) department maintains communications and integrity of Craighead County’s network infrastructure, hardware, and security.Read More
Authorize the detention and release of juveniles when arrested for delinquent offenses. 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…Read More
Craighead County Veterans Service Office
511 SOUTH MAIN, ROOM 103
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404
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.