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 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.
Birth and Death Certificate applications are available in the County Clerk's Office for use in obtaining records from the Bureau of Vital Records.
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.
The Miller County Clerk also acts as the liaison on all insurance matters for county employees, elected officials, as well as human resources etc.
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:
We accept only cash, or a money order made payable to the Miller County Clerk.
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.