County Judge

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John Massey, County Judge

P.O. Box 545
105 S. Berry St.
Yellville, AR 72687
Office:  870-449-6231
Fax: 870-449-4369



COUNTY JUDGES'S OFFICE will be taking precautions as Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared a Public-Health Emergency Due to the COVID-19 Virus Entering Arkansas. 


NOTE:  Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, PUBLIC ACCESS to the Marion County Annex building is RESTRICTED until further notice, to limit public exposure to COVID-19.


The Marion County Judge's employees are working normal hours, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  PLEASE BE ADVISED in order to follow the recommended CDC guidelines, business should be handled using alternative methods below:

Office:  870-449-6231
Fax: 870-449-4369



The County Judge is the county’s chief administrative officer. He presides over the Quorum Court,however does not carry a vote within the court he only has the power of veto. The budget for the county is prepared by a committee which is appointed by the County Judge. When the budget is put to vote with the Quorum Court it has to pass by a 2/3 vote. 

  The County Judge oversees the following departments ;Road Department, Emergency Operations, Grants Department, Transfer and Recycling Station upon which he also has a Road Foreman that oversees the day to day activity of the Road Department, and also a supervisor at  Transfer Station.  It is also the County Judge's responsibility to make sure all boards have sufficient members appointed.

John Massey, County Judge
P.O. Box 545
105 S. Berry St.
Yellville, AR 72687
Fax: 870-449-4369

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday (except holidays)


The regular meeting of the Marion County Quorum Court is held at 6:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the courtroom of the courthouse.


District 1= Mike Scrima   P. O. Box 100, Oakland, AR 72661  Phone: 870-431-8363/870-404-9001

District 2= Marty Nickels 102 Swiss Lane, Bull Shoals, AR 72619 Phone: 870-736-0031

District 3= Talon Vancuren 217 MC 7001, Flippin, AR 72634  Phone: 870-577-4874

District 4= Rick White 126 Crooked Creek St., Flippin, AR 72634 Phone: 870-232-2011

District 5= Raymond Mayo 6459 MC 3004, Yellville, AR 72687 870-656-0734

District 6 =Brady Madden 181 MC 5003, Yellville, AR 72687 Phone: 870-404-6412

District 7= Wesley Shipman P. O. Box 1116, Yellville, AR 72687 Phone: 870-656-2022

District 8= Claudia Brigham P. O. Box 526, Yellville, AR 72687 Phone: 870-754-0621

District 9= Joyce McCalla P. O. Box 136, Yellville, AR 72687 Phone:870-449-4572



BUDGET COMMITTEE:  Joyce McCalla, Claudia Brigham, Raymond Mayo, Marty Nickels, Mike Scrima

PROCEDURES AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:  Raymond Mayo, Talon Vancuren, Marty Nickels, Joyce MCalla, Claudia Brigham

SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE:  Wesley Shipman, Rick White, Brady Madden, Talon Vancuren

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:  Raymond Mayo, Marty Nickels, Mike Scrima, Joyce McCalla, Claudia Brigham

LAW COMMITTEE:  Brady Madden, Mike Scrima, Talon Vancuren, Wesley Shipman, Rick White


County Services Offered

Burn Ban Status

The County Judge can declare a burn ban based on the weather and forestry laws. 

Roads, Road Signs and Addressing

To request road work you can contact the Road Department at (870)449-6021.

To request a new road sign contact Zach Davenport at 870-449-6021

The Marion County Building Inspector is Bill Higgins.  His email address is Phone 870-715-2544.

How to apply for a job with the county?

You may contact the Marion County Judge’s Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Marion County Courts Complex, 105 S. Berry St., P.O. Box 545, Yellville, AR 72687, or call (870) 449-6231 or email mcjudge@yelcot.netClick here for downloadable employment application.

Contact Information:
County Judge John Massey
Fax: 870-449-4369


Quorum Court Information:

Ordinances and Board Appointments, January, 2020

Ordinances and Resolutions, December, 2019

Ordinances November, 2019

Ordinances October, 2019

Ordinances September, 2019

Resolutions September 2019

Ordinances August, 2019

Ordinances July, 2019

Ordinances June, 2019

Ordinances May, 2019

Ordinances April, 2019

Ordinances March, 2019

Ordinances February, 2019