Johnson County, Arkansas

County Departments

Arkansas Department of Health, Johnson County | 479-754-2949 | 479-754-4700 (fax) | Website

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

#6 Professional Park Drive, Clarksville, AR 72830

The Health Department Services works to improve the health of citizens by promoting healthy behaviors and providing assistance with the development of health services and systems of care. 

Learn more about the Arkansas Department of Health, Johnson County

Assessor—Jill Tate | 479-754-8839 | 479-754-5705 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Debbi Franklin, Chief Deputy Assessor             Constance Holloway, Deputy Clerk 

Jill Lange, Deputy Clerk                                   Judy Williams, Deputy Clerk 

Real Estate Office:  479-754-8839   |  479-754-5705 (fax)

Assessor's Office:   479-754-3863   |  479-754-0178 (fax)

The Assessor is required by the Arkansas Constitution to list and value all property subject to Ad Valorem Taxation on an assessment roll of each year.  The “Ad Valorem” basis for taxation means that all property should be taxed “according to value” which is the definition of ad valorem.  The assessed value is 20% of “Fair Market Value” or “Used Value” as prescribed the law.  Property is assessed as follows:

Land—20% of assessed value-value for crop, pasture, and timber is set by the Assessment Coordination Division of the Public Service Commission of the State of Arkansas.

Residential and Commercial Property (including personal property)—20% of “Fair Market Value” – NOTE: Commercial Land is also assessed at 20% of “Fair Market Value”

Learn more about the Assessor—Jill Tate

Circuit Clerk—Alicia Nowotny-Stewart | 479-754-2977 | 479-754-4235 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Circuit Clerk is the clerk of all Domestic, Civil, Criminal and Juvenile courts and acts as the ex-officio recorder of Johnson County.

The administrative duties of the Clerk are to maintain an accurate record of all proceedings of the Circuit Courts, to enter docket numbers and names of the defendants, and to prepare dockets for these courts.  The Clerk also prepares summons and warrants as well as files all of the court orders, judgments, and injunctions authorized by the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk also maintains a file of all cases pending in the courts, as well as a record of all the past cases and their dispositions. 

In addition to maintaining the court records, the Circuit Clerk also acts as a secretary to the jury commission by selecting and maintaining current and past list of all prospective jurors.

The Clerk is also the ex-officio county recorder.  The office is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, surety bonds, surveys, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Johnson County.  The Clerk is responsible for keeping many miscellaneous items as well.  These include but are not limited to mechanics liens, medical liens, state and federal tax liens, performance bonds, and DD-214 forms for retired veterans. Our office also swears in all notaries public.  

Other duties of the Circuit Clerks office consist of collecting and distributing child support that has been court ordered to come through the registry of the court.  We also collect and distribute all Criminal felony restitution and distribute bond money ordered by the Circuit Courts. 

Learn more about the Circuit Clerk—Alicia Nowotny-Stewart

Collector—Leta Willis | 479-754-3371 | 479-754-4730 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Charlsie Butler, Chief Deputy                                          

P.O. Box 794, Clarksville, AR 72830

The County Collector is responsible for collecting all property taxes from the first day of March to the fifteenth day of October during the calendar year after they are assessed.  Any real or personal property taxes not paid by the fifteenth of October of each year are considered delinquent and the collector extends a 10% penalty against the taxpayer (ACA 26-36-201).  Before the first day of December of each year, the collector prepares a list of delinquent property taxes and delivers the list to a legal newspaper for publication.  All lands upon which the taxes have not been paid for one year following the date the taxes are due are forfeited to the State of Arkansas and transmitted by certification to the Commissioner of State Lands for collection or sale (ACA 26-37-101). 

Learn more about the Collector—Leta Willis

County Clerk—Michelle Frost | 479-754-3967 | 479-754-2286 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Melanie Cowell, Chief Deputy Clerk                 Jessica Hull, Deputy Clerk

P.O. Box 57, Clarksville, AR 72830 

The County Clerk’s office has numerous responsibilities.  In this office we handle all marriage licenses, voter registration and elections, Probate court, payroll and accounts payable for the county, secretary for Quorum Court, the county budget, Secretary of the Equalization board, make adjustments on tax books from the assessor, and maintain the county court orders.  

Learn more about the County Clerk—Michelle Frost

County Judge—Herman H. Houston | 479-754-2175 | 479-754-6098 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Herman H. Houston,County Judge                                                       Shirley Joyner, Administrative Assistant   479-214-1424

The purpose of the County Judge is to preside over the county quorum court without a vote but with the power of veto, to authorize and approve of disbursement of appropriated county funds, to operate the county roads system, to administer ordinances enacted by the quorum court, to hold custody of county property, and to hire county employees, except for the ones that are hired by other elected officials.  

Learn more about the County Judge—Herman H. Houston

District Court | 479-754-8533 | 479-754-60014 fax | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Marta Chavez, DIstrict Court Clerk 

Judge Len Bradley, Presiding Judge for District Court 

301 Porter Industrial Road, Clarksville, AR 72830

Emergency 9-1-1 | 479-754-2866 | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Stephanie McClurg, 9-1-1 Director 

PO Box 1237,  Clarksville, AR 72830

The Johnson County 9-1-1 is here to provide the citizens of Johnson County and those visiting our county with reliable emergency communications.  The 9-1-1 system is the backbone of all emergency personnel and the first line for emergency services.  The 9-1-1 office is also charged with providing and maintaining correct 9-1-1 addresses for residents and businesses within the county.  This helps to get emergency services to you as quick as possible.  

Learn more about the Emergency 9-1-1

Emergency Management | 479-754-6383 | 479-754-8424 fax | Email | Website

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Josh Johnston, Emergency Management Coordinator

PO Box 546, 215 West Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830

Learn more about the Emergency Management

Fire Services | 479-754-6383 | Email

Johnson County is protected by 15 individual Fire Departments. Non emergency contacts may be made through the Department of Emergency Management and Fire Services.  

Josh Johnston Currently Serves as County Fire Services Coordinator.

Learn more about the Fire Services

Juvenile Department | 479-754-8588

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Susan Richards, Juvenile In-Take Officer                      

Judge Ken Coker, Presiding Judge of Juvenile Court 

Landfill | 479-754-3007

Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm except for Holidays

Public Library | 479-754-3135 | Email

Office Hours: Monday 12 pm - 7 pm Tuesday-Friday 9 am -5 pm Saturday 9:30 am to 12 pm

Kathy Jones, Library Director

2 Taylor Circle, Clarksville, AR 72830

The Johnson County Public Library provides equal opportunity and free access to information, quality books, and multimedia materials, programs, and on-line resources to meet the diverse cultural needs of citizens in our community regardless of race, age, or educational background.  

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Quorum Court | 479-754-2175 | Email

The Quorum Court is the Legislative body of county government. They are each representing districts within the county and they meet each month.  Their duty is to conduct county business and review ordinances and resolutions for passage.  

According to ACA 14-14-801 “The Quorum Court may exercise the following powers, but are not but are not limited to: A) the levy of taxes in manner prescribed by law; B) Appropriate public funds for the expenses of the county in a manner prescribed by ordinances; C) Preserve the peace and order and secure freedom from dangerous or noxious activities; provided, however, that no act may be declared a felony; D) for any public purpose, contract, or join with any other county, or with any political sub-division or with the United States; E) create, consolidate, separate, revise or abandon any elected office or offices except during the term thereof; provided, however, that a majority of those voting on the question at a general election have approved said action; F) fix the number and compensation of deputies and county employees; G) fix the compensation of each county officer with a minimum and maximum to be determined by law; H) fill vacancies in elected county offices; I) provide for any service or performance of any function relating to the county affairs; J) to exercise other powers, not inconsistent with law, necessary for effective administration of authorized services and functions.  

A service that Quorum Court members are able to provide is to marry people. Once a person gets their marriage license they are able to contact a Justice of the Peace/Quorum Court member to perform the vows. 

Click on Directory for Districts and Names. 

Learn more about the Quorum Court

Road Department | 479-754-2401 | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Bobby Hatchet, Road Foreman

1697 Hwy 21 Clarksville, AR 72830 

The purpose of the road department is to maintain all county roads for Johnson County 

Learn more about the Road Department

Section 8 Housing Agency | 479-754-7565 | 479-754-9765 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Aleah Duff, Executive Director

PO Box 353   215 West Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830

The Section 8 Housing Agency is a federally mandated voucher program that issues rental assistance on a county wide basis.  In this department we help all low-income families, elderly, and disabled people become self-sufficient in obtaining a safe secure home.  

Learn more about the Section 8 Housing Agency

Sheriff’s Office | 479-754-2200 | 479-754-2210 (fax) | Email | Website

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Larry Jones, Sheriff                          

301 Porter Industrial Rd  Clarksville, AR 72830

479-754-2200 Dispatch  |    479-754-7724  Business   |  479-754-7612  Business 

The purpose of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office is to provide comprehensive law enforcement services to Johnson County citizens on a 24 hour schedule. 

Learn more about the Sheriff’s Office

Surveyor-Jimmy Higby | 479-705-9406 | 479-705-9407 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Surveyor's main purpose is to locate and survey all property boundaries for various purposes in the county.  

Learn more about the Surveyor-Jimmy Higby

Treasurer—Leta Willis | 479-754-3056 | 479-754-4730 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Lisa Venson Chief Deputy Treasurer



P.O.Box 334,Clarksville,AR  72830


The County Treasurer is responsible for maintaining a record of all expenditures and revenues of all funds administered by the county.

Learn more about the Treasurer—Leta Willis

Veterans Office | 479-754-2560 | 479-754-2102 fax

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

John T. Kutko, Veterans Service Officer

215 West Main Street, Room # 28 Clarksville, AR 72830

The purpose of the Veterans Office is to assist Veterans with understanding what benefits are available to them and how to proceed to receive those benefits.  We also assist Veterans with applying for benefits and obtaining information to submit with their claims.  

Learn more about the Veterans Office