Howard County, Arkansas

County Departments

911 Office | 870 845 7525 | Email

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Judy Hockaday is the Howard County 911 Coordinator (Part-time Position).  The 911 Office is responsible for all 911 addressing and road signs.  The 911 Offices is upstairs in the Courthouse Annex Building.

Howard County Assessor | 870 845 7511 | Email

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

The Assessor's office makes every attempt to ensure that values are equitable across Howard County.  Our real estate records are online at with a free search available.  We do our best to remind Howard County residents that personal property and commercial personal property must be assessed each year between January 1st and May 31st to avoid a late penalty.  While commercials cannot be done by phone, personal property, such as vehicles, may be assessed by coming in or by calling the office.   We are always glad to hear from Howard County.  Do not hesitate to call or come by with any questions or concerns.

Howard County Clerk | 870 845 7502 | Email

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

The County Clerk's Office is located in the Howard County Courthouse.  The Clerk's Office is responsible for

filing dockets and official court records, marriage licenses, minister credentials, assumed names (DBA's), voter registration data, pre-election preparation, election results, payroll, account payables  and tax searches.

Learn more about the Howard County Clerk

Howard County Collector | 870 845 7508 | Email

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

The Howard County Collector  Bryan McJunkins collects taxes for the county along with circuit court fines.  Disbursements are make thereafter to either the County Treasurer or the appropriate entity.  Tax books are open March 1st and payable by October 15th of each year.  Taxes may be paid in installments.  The first installment must be paid by the third Monday in April.  The second by the third Monday in July and the final payment made by October 15th.  Tax payments must be postmarked by October 15th to avoid penalties being applied.

Howard County Judge | 870 845 7500 | Email

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday (Observe the State of Arkansas Official Holiday Calendar)

The Chief Administrative officer is the Howard County Judge.  The Judge officiates over the Quorum Court, has administrative and budgetary authority over county government operations.  He is also, head of the Road and Sanitation Departments, Emergency Operations and appoints members to several county boards.  The Judge and Office of Emergency Services determine burn bans for the county.

Howard County Public Library | 870 845 2566 | Email

Office Hours: Monday Hours 11;00 am - 7 pm Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm (Observe the State of Arkansas Official Holiday Calendar)

The Howard County Library is available for all County residents to utilize.

Howard County Sheriff | 870 845 2626 | Email | Website

Office Hours: Open 24/7 365 day of the year

The primary law enforcement agency for all the unincorporated areas of Howard County is the Sheriff's Department.  For more information, see

the Sheriff's website.

Office of Emergency Management | 870 845 7524 office 870 451 3389 cell | Email

Office Hours: Part time position

Alfred (Sonny) Raulerson is the Office of Emergency Management coordinator.  The Office of Emergency Management coordinates all resources affiliated with disasters and also assists with storm shelter grants.