Johnson County, Arkansas


Arkansas Department of Health,
Johnson County

479-754-2949 | 479-754-4700 (fax) | Website

Office Hours: Monday –

Friday 8:00 am – 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


479-754-3863 | 479-754-0178 (fax) | Website

Office Hours: Monday –

Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

108 S Fulton St. Clarksville, AR


Rusty Hardgrave,

Jill Lange,
Chief Deputy Clerk

Alesha Williams,
Deputy Clerk

Charrity McCartney,
Deputy Clerk

Constance Holloway,
Deputy Clerk

Theresa Edwards,
Deputy Clerk

Real Estate Office:    479-754-3863

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—Rusty Hardgrave

Circuit Clerk

479-754-2977 | 479-754-4235 (fax) 

Office Hours: Monday –

Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monica King
Circuit Clerk

Mechelle Vannoy
Chief Deputy Clerk

NaKeshia Bramlett,
Deputy Clerk

Anna Gilmer,
Deputy Clerk

Who We Are and Our Duties

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

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

The Circuit Clerk is also the Ex-Officio county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, 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.

Mission Statement

The Johnson County Circuit Clerks Office is committed to providing timely, fair and cost-effective services in all matters. Our office strives to serve the public with a friendly, professional environment, treating all individuals with dignity, honestly and fairness. As custodian of the public’s official records and keeper of the public’s funds, we respect the interests of our citizens by maintaining the superior quality of our record management procedures, continuously seeking to improve services in coordination with all county departments and constantly searching for the newest and best technological advances in order to help achieve those goals.

Learn more about the Circuit Clerk—Monica King


Melanie Cowell 479-754-3371 | 479-754-4730 (fax) | Email

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

P.O. Box 794, Clarksville, AR 72830

Charlsie Butler,
Chief Deputy

Liz Jackson,
Deputy Collector

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—Melanie Cowell

County Clerk

Office Hours: Monday –

Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

P.O. Box 57, Clarksville, AR 72830 

Michelle Frost,
County Clerk

Jessica Cochran,
Deputy Clerk

Tiffany Ruble,
Deputy Clerk

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 Email

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Herman H. Houston,
County Judge

Erin Rowbotham,
Chief Deputy

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

Detention Center

Jacob Shook, Admin

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

District Court

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm


301 Porter Industrial Road,

Clarksville, AR 72830 – Courtroom

110 Fulton St, Clarksville, AR,

73820 – Office


Diana Sadler, District Clerk

Sarah Capp, Presiding Judge

for District Court 

Emergency 9-1-1

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Rebecca Morris, 911 Coordinator

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

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

PO Box 546, 215 West Main

Street, Clarksville, AR 72830

Learn more about the Emergency


Rickey Casey,
Director of Emergency Management

Klay Rowbotham,
Deputy Director of Emergency Management

Fire Services

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Johnson County is protected by 14

individual Fire Departments.

Non emergency contacts may be

made through the Department of


Management and Fire Services.  

Klay Rowbotham Currently Serves

as County Fire Services


Learn more about the Fire Services

Juvenile Department

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Judge Ken Coker, Presiding Judge

of Juvenile Court 

Amber Fantauzzi,
Juvenile Intake

Kristi Robertson,
Juvenile Probation


Office Hours: Monday-Saturday

7:00 am to 2:30 pm except for


Learn more about the Landfill

Public Library

Office Hours: Monday 12 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday-Friday 9 am -5 pm

Saturday 9:30 am to 12 pm


2 Taylor Circle, Clarksville, AR



James Ritchie,

Library Branch Manager

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.  

Learn more about the Public Library

Quorum Court

Click on Directory for Districts and Names. 

Bobby Hatchett,
Road Foreman

Road Department

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

1697 Hwy 21 Clarksville, AR



The purpose of the road

department is to maintain all

county roads for Johnson County 

Learn more about the Road


Section 8 Housing Agency

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

Aleah Davis,
Executive Director

Sheriff's Office

Office Hours: Monday-Friday

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tom Hughes, Sheriff

301 Porter Industrial Rd

Clarksville, AR 72830

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


Office Hours: Monday-Friday

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Jimmy Higby


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


Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

P.O.Box 334,Clarksville,AR  72830

Melanie "Fred" Cowell,
County Treasurer

Lisa Venson
Chief Deputy Treasurer

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—Melanie Cowell

John T. Kutko,
Veterans Service Officer

Veteran's Office

Office Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

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