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How to Find Marriage Records in Arkansas

Marriage Records in Arkansas

Marriage records contain the basic information about the married couple and their marriage. This information includes the names of the couple, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the mothers and fathers of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers of the bride and groom as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with the marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the couple that was married. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding in a published newspaper or online site.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location, usually the state. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the location of the marriage record.

In Arkansas, marriage records must be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the County Clerk at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. Contact 501-661-2726 for information concerning record lookup fees and the cost of certified copies.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the County Clerk in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for Arkansas is provided below in alphabetical order.

Arkansas County
Arkansas County Clerk
P.O. Box 719
Stuttgart, AR 72160-0719
Telephone: (870) 946-4321

Ashley County
Ashley County Clerk
205 E. Jefferson St.
Hamburg, AR 71646-3007
Telephone: (870) 853-5243

Baxter County
Baxter County Clerk
#1 East 7th Rm. 103
Mountain Home, AR 72653-4065
Telephone: (870) 425-3475

Benton County
Benton County Clerk
P.O. Box 699
Bentonville, AR 72712-0699
Telephone: (479) 271-1013

Boone County
Boone County Clerk
Courthouse
100 N. Main
Harrison, AR 72601
Telephone: (870) 741-8428

Bradley County
Bradley County Clerk
Bradley County Courthouse
1 Arkansas
Warren, AR 71671-2737
Telephone: (870) 226-3853

Calhoun County
Calhoun County Clerk
P.O. Box 626
Hampton, AR 71744-0626
Telephone: (870) 798-2517

Carroll County
Carroll County Clerk
210 W. Church St.
Berryville, AR 72616-4233
Telephone: (870) 423-2967

Chicot County
Chicot County Clerk
County Courthouse
108 Main St.
Lake Village, AR 71653-1959
Telephone: (501) 265-8010

Clark County
Clark County Clerk
Court House Square
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Telephone: (870) 246-5847

Clay County
Clay County Clerk
Piggott Courthouse
P.O. Box 306
Piggott, AR 72454-0306
Telephone: (870) 598-2667

Corning County
Corning County Clerk
P.O. Box 92
Corning, AR 72422
Telephone: (870) 857-3480

Cleburne County
Cleburne County Clerk
P.O. Box 543
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Telephone: (501) 362-8149

Cleveland County
Cleveland County Clerk
P.O. Box 368
Rison, AR 71665-0368
Telephone: (870) 325-6214

Columbia County
Columbia County Clerk
1 Court Square
Magnolia, AR 71753-3527
Telephone: (870) 235-3774

Conway County
Conway County Clerk
117 South Moose St. Rm 203
Morrilton, AR 72110-3427
Telephone: (501) 354-9640

Craighead County
Craighead County Clerk
511 Union
Jonesboro, AR 72401-2849
Telephone: (870) 933-4520

Crawford County
Crawford County Clerk
Courthouse
Van Buren, AR 72956
Telephone: (501) 474-1312

Crittenden County
Crittenden County Clerk
County Courthouse
Marion, AR 72364-1892
Telephone: (870) 739-4434

Cross County
Cross County Clerk
705 E. Union Ave.
Wynne, AR 72396-3039
Telephone: (870) 238-5735

Dallas County
Dallas County Clerk
206 W. 3rd St.
Fordyce, AR 71742
Telephone: (501) 352-3371

Desha County
Desha County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Arkansas City, AR 71630-0188
Telephone: (870) 877-2426

Drew County
Drew County Clerk
210 S. Main St.
Monticello, AR 71655-4731
Telephone: (501) 460-6260

Faulkner County
Faulkner County Clerk
801 Locust St.
Conway, AR 72032
Telephone: (501) 450-4909

Franklin County
Franklin County Clerk
Courthouse
Ozark, AR 72949
Telephone: (479) 667-3607

Fulton County
Fulton County Clerk
P.O. Box 278
Salem, AR 72576-0278
Telephone: (870) 895-3310

Garland County
Garland County Clerk
501 Ouachita Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901-5154
Telephone: (501) 622-3610

Grant County
Grant County Clerk
P.O. Box 364
Sheridan, AR 72150
Telephone: (870) 942-2551

Greene County
Greene County Clerk
320 W. Court, Room 102
Paragould, AR 72450
Telephone: (479) 239-6311

Hempstead County
Hempstead County Clerk
Courthouse
Hope, AR 71801
Telephone: (870) 777-6164

Hot Spring County
Hot Spring County Clerk
3rd & Locust St.
Malvern, AR 72104
Telephone: (501) 332-2291

Howard County
Howard County Clerk
421 N. Main St., Rm. 10
Nashville, AR 71852-2008
Telephone: (870) 845-7502

Independence County
Independence County Clerk
192 E. Main St.
Batesville, AR 72501-3135
Telephone: (501) 793-8828

Izard County
Izard County Clerk
Courthouse
Melbourne, AR 72556
Telephone: (870) 368-4328

Jackson County
Jackson County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 641
Newport, AR 72112-0641
Telephone: (501) 523-7420
Telephone: (870) 523-7420

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
P.O. Box 6317
Pine Bluff, AR 71611-6317
Telephone: (870) 541-5360

Johnson County
Johnson County Clerk
P.O. Box 57
Clarksville, AR 72830-0278
Telephone: (479) 754-3967

Lafayette County
Lafayette County Clerk
#2 Courthouse Square
Lewisville, AR 71845
Telephone: (870) 921-4878

Lawrence County
Lawrence County Clerk
315 W Main Rm 1
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476-0553
Telephone: (479) 886-1111

Lee County
Lee County Clerk
15 E. Chestnut St., Room 4
Marianna, AR 72360-2302
Telephone: (501) 295-7715

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Clerk
Courthouse
Star City, AR 71667-1100
Telephone: (870) 628-4147

Little River County
Little River County Clerk
351 N. 2nd St.
Ashdown, AR 71822-2753
Telephone: (870) 898-7208

Logan County
Logan County Clerk
Courthouse
Booneville, AR 72927
Telephone: (479) 963-2618

Lonoke County
Lonoke County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 431
Lonoke, AR 72086
Telephone: (501) 676-6403

Madison County
Madison County Clerk
P.O. Box 37
Huntsville, AR 72740-0037
Telephone: (501) 738-6721

Marion County
Marion County Clerk
Courthouse
Yellville, AR 72687
Telephone: (870) 449-6226

Miller County
Miller County Clerk
400 Laurel St.
Texarkana, AR 71854
Telephone: (870) 774-1501

Mississippi County
Mississippi County Clerk
Courthouse
Blytheville, AR 72315
Telephone: (870) 763-3212

Monroe County
Monroe County Clerk
123 Madison St.
Clarendon, AR 72029-2742
Telephone: (870) 747-3632

Montogomery County
Montogomery County Clerk
P.O. Box 717
Mount Ida, AR 71957
Telephone: (870) 867-3114

Nevada County
Nevada County Clerk
Courthouse
Prescott, AR 71857
Telephone: (870) 887-3115

Newton County
Newton County Clerk
P.O. Box 410
Jasper, AR 72641-0435
Telephone: (870) 446-5125

Ouachita County
Ouachita County Clerk
P.O. Box 644
Camden, AR 71701
Telephone: (870) 837-2220

Perry County
Perry County Clerk
P.O. Box 358
Perryville, AR 72126-0358
Telephone: (501) 889-5126

Phillips County
Phillips County Clerk
Courthouse
Helena, AR 72342-3306
Telephone: (870) 338-5505

Pike County
Pike County Clerk
Courthouse
Murfreeboro, AR 71958
Telephone: (870) 285-2231

Poinsett County
Poinsett County Clerk
Courthouse
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Telephone: (870) 578-5333

Polk County
Polk County Clerk
507 Church St.
Mena, AR 71953-3257
Telephone: (479) 394-8123

Pope County
Pope County Clerk
100 West Main
Russellville, AR 72801
Telephone: (479) 968-6064

Prairie County
Prairie County Clerk
P.O. Box 278
Des Arc, AR 72040-0278
Telephone: (870) 256-3741

Pulaski County
Pulaski County Clerk
401 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201-1407
Telephone: (501) 340-8431

Randolph County
Randolph County Clerk
201 Marr Street
Pocahontas, AR 72455-3322
Telephone: (870) 892-5264

St. Francis County
St. Francis County Clerk
313 S. Izard St.
P.O. Box 926
Forrest City, AR 72335-3856
Telephone: (501) 261-1725

Saline County
Saline County Clerk
Courthouse
Benton, AR 72015-3784
Telephone: (501) 303-5630

Scott County
Scott County Clerk
P.O. Box 1578
Waldron, AR 72958-1578
Telephone: (479) 637-2155

Searcy County
Searcy County Clerk
Courthouse
Marshall, AR 72650-0297
Telephone: (870) 448-3807

Sebastian County
Sebastian County Clerk
Courthouse
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Telephone: (479) 782-5065

Sevier County
Sevier County Clerk
115 N. 3rd St.
De Queen, AR 71832-2852
Telephone: (870) 642-2425

Sharp County
Sharp County Clerk
Courthouse
Ash Flat, AR 72513
Telephone: (870) 994-7338

Stone County
Stone County Clerk
P.O. Drawer 120
Mountain View, AR 72560
Telephone: (870) 269-3271

Union County
Union County Clerk
101 N. Washington, Suite 102
El Dorado, AR 71730
Telephone: (870) 864-1910

Van Buren County
Van Buren County Clerk
Route 6, Box 254-9
Clinton, AR 72031
Telephone: (501) 745-4140

Washington County
Washington County Clerk
280 N. College Ave., Suite 300
Fayetteville, AR 72701-5309
Telephone: (479) 444-1711

White County
White County Clerk
300 North Spruce
Searcy, AR 72143-7720
Telephone: (501) 279-6204

Woodruff County
Woodruff County Clerk
500 N. 3rd St.
Augusta, AR 72006-2056
Telephone: (870) 347-5206

Yell County
Yell County Clerk
Courthouse
Danville, AR 72833
Telephone: (501) 495-2414

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