County COVID-19 Updates

These updates are regarding Cleburne County Offices and select services only. This is not a comprehensive list. Please check back as we try to update periodically.

Total number of confirmed cases for Cleburne County: 63

March 29th, 2020

To: Citizens of Cleburne County, Media

From: Jerry Holmes, Cleburne County Judge

Date:  March 29, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Cleburne County Courthouse, County Courthouse Annex on Main Street, County Judge’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, and District Court will be closed to the public from March 30th to April 3rd, 2020.  All County offices continue to do business and all essential functions shall continue with necessary accommodations to protect the public and county employees from circumstances of the present health crisis. This decision is based upon facts on the ground here in Cleburne County and the recommendations of local, state, and federal authorities and medical professionals. We are reviewing this policy on a weekly basis.

 

Please be assured that we will continue to serve you. Contact County offices at the numbers and e-mails below.  We encourage you to do business by telephone, fax, post and email. Special accommodations for your circumstances can be arranged by calling the following offices. More information can be found at the Cleburne County website cleburnecountyar.com. Please expect continuing updates.

 

Cleburne County Judge’s Office: Please call.

Cleburne County Judge Jerry Holmes                                   501-362-8141

 

Cleburne County Circuit Court:  The Arkansas Supreme Court has mandated by per curium opinion that “in person” court appearances are canceled through April 17, 2020 except that all constitutionally required functions and necessary hearings will continue and courts may use telephone and video conferencing to conduct business. Contact the Courts directly to inquire about scheduling or rescheduling.

1st Division Circuit Court, Judge Meyer                                 501-362-4627

2nd Division Circuit Court, Judge McSpadden                      870-793-8890

3rd Division Circuit Court, Judge Harrod                               501-362-3125

4th Division Circuit Court, Judge Weaver                              870-793-8810

 

Cleburne County Circuit Clerk:  Please call. Circuit Court case filings, real property records, child support are accepted by mail, e-mail and fax where appropriate. Court records are available on-line at https://caseinfo.arcourts.gov/

Heather Smith, Circuit Clerk                                                   501-362-8149

recorder@cleburnecircuit.com M-F 8:30-4:30

 

Cleburne County District Court and Clerk:  The Arkansas Supreme Court has mandated by per curium opinion that “in person” court appearances are canceled through April 17, 2020 except that all constitutionally required functions and necessary hearings will continue and courts may use telephone and video conferencing to conduct business. Contact the Court directly to inquire about scheduling or rescheduling.

Cleburne County District Judge Lance Wright                       501-362-6585

 

Cleburne County Clerk:  Please e-mail. Court filings, licenses and registrations are being accepted by mail, e-mail and fax where appropriate.

Rachelle Evans, County Clerk                                               501-362-4620

rachelle.evans@cleburnecoclerkar.com                                501-362-4622 fax

301 W. Main Street, Heber Springs, Arkansas. 72543

 

Cleburne County Tax Collectors Office: Please call. Tax payments are being accepted by mail and on-line at www.cleburnecountycollector.com

Connie Caldwell, County Collector                                         501-362-8145

320 W. Main Street

Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543

 

Cleburne County Assessor’s Office:  Please call. Real property information is on-line at actdatascout.com and personal property assessments can be done on-line at ScoutAssess.com

Judy Land, Cleburne County Assessor                                  501-362-8147

cleburnecorealestate@gmail.com

 

Cleburne County Treasurer’s Office:  Please call.

Pam Gray, County Treasurer                                                 501-362-8124

 

Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office: Please call. All non-emergency reports and calls are taken over the telephone, jail visitation is suspended, community work release is restricted, however, patrols continue and emergency calls will  be answered.

Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown                                    501-362-8143

March 25th, 2020

 

The Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery will temporarily close to the public on March 26 and until further notice.  The closure is in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak which follows guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities.  An update will be posted on the hatchery website ( https://www.fws.gov/greersferry/ ) when the hatchery reopens to the public.

 

March 23rd, 2020

 

The Cleburne County District Court postpones all court proceedings (Traffic, Criminal,
Civil and Small Claims) through April 17, 2020. If you have a case pending please
contact the court. If your case involves a minor violation it may be possible to handle
your case without your physical appearance in court. Please contact the Clerk’s Office
where your case is set to obtain your new court date.
Heber Springs Department - (501) 362-6585
Quitman Department - (501) 589-3312
Concord Department- (870) 668-3315
Greers Ferry Department- (501) 825-7172
We are open to answer your calls and assist you in rescheduling your case.

March 22nd, 2020

To: Citizens of Cleburne County, Media

From: Jerry Holmes, Cleburne County Judge

Date:  March 22, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Cleburne County Courthouse, County Courthouse Annex on Main Street, County Judge’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, and District Court will be closed to the public from March 23 to March 27, 2020.  All County offices continue to do business and all essential functions shall continue with necessary accommodations to protect the public and county employees from circumstances of the present health crisis. This decision is based upon facts on the ground here in Cleburne County and the recommendations of local, state, and federal authorities and medical professionals.

 

Please be assured that we will continue to serve you. Contact County offices at the numbers and e-mails below.  We encourage you to do business by telephone, fax, post and email. Special accommodations for your circumstances can be arranged by calling the following offices. More information can be found at the Cleburne County website cleburnecountyar.com. Please expect continuing updates.

 

Cleburne County Judge’s Office: Please call.

Cleburne County Judge Jerry Holmes                                   501-362-8141

 

Cleburne County Circuit Court:  The Arkansas Supreme Court has mandated by per curium opinion that “in person” court appearances are canceled through April 17, 2020 except that all constitutionally required functions and necessary hearings will continue and courts may use telephone and video conferencing to conduct business. Contact the Courts directly to inquire about scheduling or rescheduling.

1st Division Circuit Court, Judge Meyer                                 501-362-4627

2nd Division Circuit Court, Judge McSpadden                      870-793-8890

3rd Division Circuit Court, Judge Harrod                               501-362-3125

4th Division Circuit Court, Judge Weaver                              870-793-8810

 

Cleburne County Circuit Clerk:  Please call. Circuit Court case filings, real property records, child support are accepted by mail, e-mail and fax where appropriate. Court records are available on-line at https://caseinfo.arcourts.gov/

Heather Smith, Circuit Clerk                                                   501-362-8149

recorder@cleburnecircuit.com M-F 8:30-4:30

 

Cleburne County District Court and Clerk:  The Arkansas Supreme Court has mandated by per curium opinion that “in person” court appearances are canceled through April 17, 2020 except that all constitutionally required functions and necessary hearings will continue and courts may use telephone and video conferencing to conduct business. Contact the Court directly to inquire about scheduling or rescheduling.

Cleburne County District Judge Lance Wright                       501-362-6585

 

Cleburne County Clerk:  Please e-mail. Court filings, licenses and registrations are being accepted by mail, e-mail and fax where appropriate.

Rachelle Evans, County Clerk                                               501-362-4620

rachelle.evans@cleburnecoclerkar.com                                501-362-4622 fax

301 W. Main Street, Heber Springs, Arkansas. 72543

 

Cleburne County Tax Collectors Office: Please call. Tax payments are being accepted by mail and on-line at www.cleburnecountycollector.com

Connie Caldwell, County Collector                                         501-362-8145

320 W. Main Street

Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543

 

Cleburne County Assessor’s Office:  Please call. Real property information is on-line at actdatascout.com and personal property assessments can be done on-line at ScoutAssess.com

Judy Land, Cleburne County Assessor                                  501-362-8147

cleburnecorealestate@gmail.com

 

Cleburne County Treasurer’s Office:  Please call.

Pam Gray, County Treasurer                                                 501-362-8124

 

Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office: Please call. All non-emergency reports and calls are taken over the telephone, jail visitation is suspended, community work release is restricted, however, patrols continue and emergency calls will  be answered.

Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown                                    501-362-8143

March 19th, 2020

The Cleburne County Circuit Clerk's Office will continue to serve the public the best way they can during this time of restricted access to the Courthouse. (You must enter at the entrance facing Main Street.) Please note the new email address. If you need information on your Circuit Court Case visit: caseinfo.arcourts.gov

EMAIL: recorder@cleburnecircuit.com
Phone: 501-362-8149
Mail: P.O. Box 543
Heber Springs, AR 72543

 

As of tomorrow, March 20th, the Heber Springs City office will be temporarily closed.

You can reach them by phone during regular business hours:

Monday thru Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

Mayor's Office 501-362-3635

Treasurer's Office 501-362-8445

Planning & Zoning 501-362-8303

Police 501-362-3661

Fire 501-362-5523

All Quitman City offices will be closed until after Spring Break.

For any utilities emergencies contact: 501-589-7744

DUE TO THE COVID-19 

THE CLEBURNE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME

WE ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU VIA PHONE OR EMAIL.

(501)362-2524                   cleburne@uaex.edu

*Soil or plant samples may be left on the bench outside. Please also leave your name & phone # should we need more information.

*Soil boxes are available on the bench outside.

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

ATTENTION!!!

Cleburne County

Assessor & Tax Collector Offices

 

Our building, the Courthouse Annex, has restricted access at this time in an effort to protect both our employees and the Public.

 

IF you need to ASSESS personal property, please do one of the following:

 

 

Questions/requests regarding real estate can be handled in the same manner.

 

IF you need to PAY TAXES or have questions regarding personal property and/or real estate taxes, please:

 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.           

 

Judy Land, Cleburne County Assessor

Connie Caldwell, Cleburne County Tax Collector

March 18th, 2020

The Cleburne County Courthouse and the Cleburne County Court Building will both have restricted access as of today until further notice.

Cleburne County Courthouse
301 West Main Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543
The entrance facing Main Street will be the only way to enter the building.

Cleburne County Court Building
922 S 9th Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543
The main entrance will only have one door unlocked.

Please only come in the buildings if absolutely necessary. DO NOT VISIT if you have any signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough or a sore throat. Most business can be conducted over the phone or online.

• County Clerk ~ 501-362-4620
• Circuit Clerk ~ 501-362-8149
• County Treasurer ~ 501-362-8124
• County District Judge ~ 501-362-6585

March 16th, 2020
Cleburne County District Court

As a matter of Public Safety in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (from Judge Lance Wright)

Effective Immediately:

The Cleburne County District Court postpones all Court Proceedings (Traffic, Criminal, Civil and Small Claims) through March 31, 2020. If you have a case pending please contact the court. If your case involves a minor violation it may be possible to handle your case without your physical appearance in court. Please contact the Clerk's Office where your case is set to obtain your new court date.

Heber Springs Department- (501) 362-6585 & (501) 362-3426

Quitman Department- (501) 589-3312

Concord Department- (870)- 668-3315

Greers Ferry Department- (501) 825- 7172

County Offices Bulletins 
Cleburne County Library

After reviewing all of the recommendations, and carefully considering potential implications of remaining open during this developing health event, we have made the difficult decision to close the Cleburne County Library in Heber Springs, and both the Quitman and Greers Ferry Branch libraries. The closure is currently planned to coincide with the public school closing, and will continue until that closure is lifted. However, this is a constantly changing event and we will continually monitor the situation and adjust our decisions accordingly.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but feel that it is what is best for the well-being of our patrons, staff, and community as a whole. Until we know the full impact of this virus, I would rather look back and realize were overly-cautious rather than regret not acting as soon as we should have.

This wasn’t an easy decision, and I do apologize if it causes hardships to any of our great patrons. We are waiving all late fees accrued during this closure, so if you have an item at home, please keep it until we reopen. I encourage you to use our e-library as a source of reading material during the closure. We understand that many area residents cannot get internet access at their home. In order to help provide internet access to those with smartphones, laptops and tablets, we will be leaving our wireless network open 24 hrs daily at all 3 locations. Our WiFi signal projects into the parking lot at all 3 branches, and can be accessed without requiring a password.

We will provide updates through our Facebook page should anything change. Please be vigilant about hand washing and social distancing, and this will hopefully be over in a relatively short time. We hope you all stay healthy and safe. Best wishes to you and yours.

Zac Cothren
Director

March 17th, 2020

Waychoff Senior Center will be open today for normal activities, however effective Wednesday, March 18th they will be closed until April 1st. They will be providing meals on wheels as well as drive through pick up meals. Please call the center (501-362-2413) if you want to come pick up meals, you can drive up to the front door to get them. Doors will be locked and no one will be allowed in. Please bear with us during difficult time. We appreciate all of our members and look forward to seeing everyone soon

March 13th, 2020

We received this information late yesterday.

Counties, cities encourage citizens to conduct business online

LITTLE ROCK — Today Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the number of presumptive positive coronavirus patients in the state has grown to six. That number is likely to rise as state officials continue to track the individuals with whom these six patients have come into contact. Therefore, the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) and the Arkansas Municipal League (ARML) encourage Arkansans to conduct their county and city business online as much as possible.

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300 West Main Street

Heber Springs, AR  72543

Phone: 501-362-8141

Fax: 501-362-4605

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