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Polk County, AR Public Records

Local District Court
507 Church Ave
Mena, AR 71953
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 479-394-8140
F: 479-394-6199
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Circuit Court
507 Church St
Mena, AR 71953
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 479-394-8100
F: 479-394-8170
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Domestic Relations, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released
Probate is handled separately from the court by the County Clerk's Office. Probate fax- 479-394-8115. Docket info on probate (not civil) is at https://caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov/cconnect/PROD/public/ck_public_qry_main.cp_main_idx.

Polk County, AR Vital Records

Contact the Polk County Office of the Recorder/County Circuit Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Polk County
Recorder/County Circuit Clerk

8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 479-394-8100
Fax: 479-394-8170
Recorded Documents

Polk County Vital Certificates

Polk County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Polk County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 859.38 sq mi
Population (2009): 20,259
  • Females: 50.9%
  • White: 95.3%
  • Black/African American: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 90.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 30
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 19.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 72.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 10.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 9,236
Homeownership Rate (2000): 78.4%
Migration Flow to Polk County, AR from (2007-2008):

Polk County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $288,694
  • Construction: $9,970
  • Retail Trade: $24,093
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $31,943
  • Banking: $7,522
  • Retail Trade: $24,093
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $5,187
  • Manufacturing: $52,157
  • Farms: $44,611
  • Government: $53,684
Employed (2000): 8,380
Unemployed (2000): 514
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $22,941
Local Government Employment (2007): 777
Local Government Revenue (2007): $36,290 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $18,177 (thou. dol.)

Polk County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 258
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.8
Deaths (2007): 268
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.6

Polk County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 39
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 9
  • Robbery: 3
  • Aggravated Assault: 27
Property Crimes (2008): 414
  • Burglary: 159
  • Larceny-Theft: 242
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 13

Polk County Genealogy Records