County courthouses suspend public access
Mississippi County Judge John Alan Nelson has announced Mississippi County Courthouses are suspending public access until further notice in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
All offices will continue to do business, but the public will not be allowed to enter the building. If anyone needs assistance call during office hours from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Citizens can pay property taxes for the collector’s office by mail or online. The website to pay property taxes is www.propertytax.ark.org/mississippi. If citizens have any questions, they may call the Burdette office at 870-763-6841 or the Osceola office at 870-563-6558.
For the assessor’s office citizens can visit the Mississippi County website and complete an online assessment. The direct link is www.arkansaspersonalproperty.dsmgov.com. For first-time assessing, lapse of years, new purchase, or new to Mississippi County assessments, citizens can scan and email their information to email@example.com. The office requires a bill of sale on any new purchase. If anyone needs to renew tags for 2020, they will have to assess over the phone. If citizens have already assessed for 2020 and have their assessment copy, that will work for all the vehicles listed on there for the entire year. This is a new policy implemented at the beginning of the year following the requirements of other Arkansas counties. Citizens can also fax their information to 870-763-5151.
Assessments can be completed over the phone by calling 870-763-6860 for Blytheville, 870-563-2683 for Osceola or 870-561-4470 for Manila.
The circuit clerk’s office is using a drop box attached to the outside fo the building. The box is for anyone to drop-off anything they need to do in the office. It is asked citizens be very specific with information they need and attach a return phone number or return mailing address. For more information or questions, call 870-762-2332 for Blytheville office or 870-563-6471 for Osceola office.
If a lawyer needs access to the county clerk’s office or a citizen is applying for a marriage license, they must call in advance. Any motions to file will have to be completed by mail or faxed. The fax numbers are 870-563-1313 for Osceola or for the Burdette office at 870-838-7784. If anyone has questions, call the county clerk’s office at 870-563-2242, for Osceola or 870-762-2411, for Burdette.