CALLED TO SERVE

The Miller County Clerk is the official bookkeeper of County Government and serves as the Clerk for the County Court, Probate Division of the Circuit Court, Secretariat to the Quorum Court, Secretary to the Equalization Board and Voter Registrar.

The mission of our office is to provide for the public, a means of managing the receipt, maintenance and security of public and court records. We are committed to providing services to all our customers in a courteous, timely, ethical and cost-effective manner.

As Clerk of the County Court, it is the County Clerk's duty to keep an accurate record of all financial transactions within the county and to balance monthly with the Treasurer's Office.

As Clerk of the Probate Court, the Clerk files instruments making them a matter of record in decedent estate cases and is responsible for swearing in of all witnesses in contested estates.  The Clerk, also in this capacity maintains all records relative to adoptions and guardianship cases within the County.

Small Estate laws were enacted in Arkansas in order to allow heirs to receive the property that the deceased wanted them to have without the long process of probate. In Arkansas, you may be able to avoid the probate process or at least shorten the process if certain conditions are met.
These conditions include:

  • The total value of the estate is less than $100,000.00 and that claims (debts and judgments) against the estate have been paid.
  • There are other exclusions and exemptions from this amount, such as the homestead exemption and spouse and child allowances.
  • Forty-five (45) days must have passed since the death before filing the affidavit.
  • There is not a personal representative of the estate already appointed or a petition for an appointment pending.

The County Clerk serves as the secretary of the Quorum Court and keeps complete, permanent records of the proceedings of the Quorum Court including minutes, ordinances, resolutions and an index to provide easy access to the information in accordance with (ACA 14-14-309).

The County Clerk serves as the secretary of the Equalization Board and records the minutes of their meetings as mandated by (ACA 26-27-307).

The Voter Registration lists are maintained by the County Clerk.  The County Clerk is also the custodian of Absentee Ballots.  The Clerk has all the powers and duties concerning the application for, the issuance of, and the voting of absentee ballots required by law. The Clerk became the official Voter Registrar with the adoption of Amendment 51 to the Arkansas Constitution in 1966. The Clerk maintains an accurate and up-to-date voter registration list within her office.

The County Clerk issues and maintains Marriage Licenses, DBA (Doing Business As) Certificates, and maintains Minister's Certificate of Record.  The Clerk also files and keeps a record of all incorporated firms which have filed within the County.

The Miller County Clerk is also responsible for all accounts payable throughout the entire body of County Government. The Clerk ensures that all county invoices are paid in a timely manner. The County Clerk also maintains employees’ records and processes payroll for the county bi-weekly, which includes proper withholdings for taxes, insurances, any applicable child support, any applicable garnishments of wages placed by either the federal government or a judicial order.

Our Services

What We Do

The County Clerk’s Office has many duties and services that they perform for Miller County. The duties of the County Clerk’s Office include:

  • Voter Registration
  • Probate Court Filings
  • County Court Filings
  • Assumed Name/DBA’s
  • Levee Boards
  • Notary Service
  • Elections
  • Issuance/Recording of Marriage License
  • Recording of Minister’s Credentials
  • Annexations
  • Board of Equalization
Fees
  • Marriage Licenses (cash or card) $60.00
  • Certificate Copy $5.00
  • Copy $1.00
  • Articles of Incorporation $25.00
  • Assumed Business Names $ 25.00
  • Minister & Professional Credentials $ 5.00
  • Voter List (paper copy) $ .02 per name
  • Voter List $25.00 per thumb drive
  • County Court $ 30.00
  • New Probate Case $165.00
  • Notary $5.00

We accept cash, card, or a money order made payable to the Miller County Clerk.

Marriage Licenses
The cost for a marriage license is $60.00 cash. The applicants must both be present. For identification verification, you may present one of following documents: a valid Driver's License, State issued ID, Military ID or Passport. Any other forms of identification will not be accepted. You will need to know your social security number. Please note that the state requires our office to ask for this and all numbers provided are confidential and will not be given out under any circumstances.

If the applicants are under eighteen (18) please contact the clerk's office for further information.

Marriage licenses are valid for sixty (60) days from the date they are issued.

If you reside outside of Miller County and need a certified copy of your marriage license, please mail a written request including the names of both parties, the approximate marriage date, a money order in the amount of $5.00 made payable to Miller County Clerk, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

The Clerk's Office does not have anyone available to perform a marriage ceremony, however; we can provide you with a current contact list of individuals who are registered to perform ceremonies.
Assumed Name Certificate
Arkansas law requires that no person shall conduct or transact business in this state under an assumed name or under any designated name or style, corporate or otherwise, other than the real name of the individual conducting or transacting such business, unless the person files a certificate in the office of the county clerk of the counties in which the person conducts or transacts or intends to conduct the business.

DBA Certificates are filed and recorded in the office of the County Clerk. A person or persons desiring to file a DBA is required to complete the certificate form and sign it before a notary public. The filing fee for this certificate is $25.00 and a $5.00 Notary fee.

The types of businesses that would typically use the form are sole proprietor ships and general partnerships.

For further information regarding doing business in the State of Arkansas, you can visit the Arkansas Secretary of State's website at www.sos.arkansas.gov 
Assumed Name Certificates
Voter Registration
Applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age on or before the election date, a citizen of the United States of America and must have an established residence within Miller County. If you own more than one home, you must register in the county of your PRIMARY residence. You must have a physical address even if you receive your mail at a post office box. Voter must also update address to assure proper voting location. You cannot vote at your old precinct if you have moved since you last voted. Please remember that name changes are not automatic. You must fill out a new voter registration card. To download and print a new registration form you can visit www.votenaturally.org.

You can also view, check the accuracy of your voter's registration, find your polling site or print a copy of your sample ballot by visiting www.voterview.ar-nova.org/voterview
Voter Registration Information
Birth / Death Certificates
Applications for birth and death certificates may be obtained from the Arkansas Department of Health in Little Rock, Arkansas by visiting www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/order-birth-records These records date back to 1914.

You may also contact the Miller County Health Unit at 503 Walnut St., Texarkana, Arkansas 71854 to assist you in obtaining copies of birth and/or death certificates. They may be contacted at (870) 773-2108.
Order Birth Certificates

SMALL ESTATE 

Small Estate laws were enacted in Arkansas in order to allow heirs to receive the property that the deceased wanted them to have without the long process of probate. In Arkansas, you may be able to avoid the probate process or at least shorten the process if certain conditions are met. These conditions include:

* The total value of the estate is less than $100,000.00 and that claims (debts and judgments) against the estate have been paid. There are other exclusions and exemptions from this amount, such as the homestead exemption and spouse and child allowances.

*Forty-five (45) days must have passed since the death before filing the affidavit.

*The total value of the estate is less than $100,000.00 and that claims (debts and judgments) against the estate have been paid. There are other exclusions and exemptions from this amount, such as the homestead exemption and spouse and child allowances.

*There is not a personal representative of the estate already appointed or a petition for an appointment pending.

  • In accordance with Arkansas law, a filing fee of $25.00 is due upon filing, as well as a fee of $5.00 for each certified copy requested by the filer. 

 

Documents & Records

Ordinance 2023-20
January 31, 2024
Ordinance 2023-19
January 31, 2024
Ordinance 2023-18
January 31, 2024
Ordinance 2023-17
January 31, 2024
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All Documents

News & Events

  • February 1, 2024
    Miller County Budget Detail Report
    December 2023 Report
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    September 27, 2023
    Starting Budget 2024
    Miller County starting budget for 2024
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    May 31, 2022
    2024 Election
    2024 ELECTION DATES PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY: MARCH 5TH, 2024 (Deadline to register to vote in preferential is February 5th) Early Vote begins February 19th: 8AM TO 6PM Mon-Fri, 10AM-4PM Sat Early Vote ends March 4th at 5pm. GENERAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 5TH, 2024 (Deadline to register to vote in General Election is November 4th) Early Vote begins […]
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