The duties of the County Clerk are issuing marriage licenses, maintain County Court records, voter registration, and recording in the County Court books. The County Clerk also process early and absentee voting and election results. The County clerk records statements of Financial Interest and any other reports associated with elections. Additionally, the County Clerk processes the County Payroll and all County bills. Other duties include serving as secretary to the Quorum Court and Equalization Board.
The administrative duties of the Circuit Clerk are to maintain the court files of circuit Court-Civil, Criminal, domestic Relations, Probate, and Juvenile Court. The clerk is also the County Recorder and is responsible for recording Deeds, Mortgages, Releases, Liens, Judgments’, and bonds, and any instrument that affects the title of property within the County, Other duties include sending jury notices, swearing in jurors, witnesses, and notaries, and processing child support payments.
P.O. Box 385
300 E. Old Main St.
Yellville, AR 72687
County Services Offered
County business services include DBA (Doing Business As) declarations and minister's certificates. The clerk’s office handles these and is in the Courthouse. Notary public bonds are also filed in this office, but registration is through the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office.
Marriage licenses are issued and recorded by the County Clerk’s Office in the Courthouse. The fee for a marriage license is $60 and both parties must be present with valid photo ID. Applicants must pay with cash or a check and must be 18. For those under 18, contact the clerk's office.
For information and access to ordinances and resolutions specific to Marion County, please contact the County/Circuit Clerk in the Courthouse. They are on file in this office.
The following public records are maintained by this office in the Courthouse: marriage, county and circuit courts, voter registrations and election results, and all land records.
How do I obtain a marriage license and what are the requirements?
Visit the County Clerk’s Office in the Courthouse to obtain a marriage license from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $60, by cash or check, and the license is good for 60 days. No refunds. No witnesses are required in Arkansas. The license may be used anywhere in Arkansas but must be returned to the Marion County Clerk's Office to be recorded. However, there is no official in the courthouse to perform ceremonies. Legal marriage age in Arkansas is 18, but males age 17 or females ages 16 or 17 may be married with parental consent. Applicants 18 or older may present a valid driver's license or state-issued photo ID card showing their correct name and date of birth. A Social Security card or proof of a Social Security number is required, although a current passport may be used instead of a Social Security card. Applicants 18 or under must present a state-certified copy of a birth certificate. There is a waiting period of seven working days for those under 18. No medical or blood tests or proof of residency are required.
What are the filing fees for circuit court cases?
The filing fees for circuit court cases are $165.00 plus $2.50 per summons.
What are the recording fees for land documents?
The recording fees for land documents are $15.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page.
County/Circuit Clerk Dawn Moffet