SCOTT COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Founded November 5, 1833
Collector
190 West 1ST Street Box 14
Waldron, AR 72958
Phone: 479-637-1017
Facsimile: 479-637-5219

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:30p.m.
(Closed Federal and State Holidays with the exception of Columbus Day)

Staff:
Olivia James, Chief Deputy
Jacquie Arrington, Deputy

Duties of the Tax Collector

The Collector is responsible for billing and collection of County taxes.

CURRENT TAX INFORMATION:

Tax books open March 1st and to avoid penalty and interest must be paid by October 15th or the day following if either of these days falls on a weekend. Tax statements are mailed promptly following tax rolls opening. Tax payments postmarked October 15th will also be accepted without penalty. If paying at the office or by mail please bring or return your statement. If you do not have a statement or copy to bring with you, please be sure to tell us what you are trying to pay on or who you are paying for. Personal taxes are for vehicles or business/company contents (fixtures), real estate taxes are for land, property, mobile homes and lease and royalties which are for mineral interests. You are responsible for knowing what you own. We want to ensure taxes are paid in full so you have no problem in the future

DELINQUENT TAX INFORMATION:

Taxes are delinquent after the day October 15th or the day following if either of these days falls on a weekend. If possible, please have your tax statement or property information ready and contact the Collector’s office for the amount as penalties and interest are added and the amounts are subject to change. Personal property is penalized only once, real estate and mineral property interest increases monthly until paid. Delinquent information is published in our local newspaper late November or early December of each year.

LANDS (Real Estate) AND PRODUCING MINERALS CERTIFIED TO COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS:

Real estate (with the exception of mobile homes/improvements only) or producing mineral taxes unpaid for a two-year period are forwarded to Commissioner of State Lands for collection. If after two years at State level taxes remain unpaid they will go up for public land sale When a property is redeemed please be sure to check the redemption deed to know which years have been redeemed. For more information on redeeming properties or property sale information please contact the Commissioner of State Lands, (501) 324-9422. land@aristotle.net or www.state.ar.us/land/land.html.

NEW RESIDENT TAX CLEARANCES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSING AND REVENUE OFFICE INFORMATION:

In order for new residents to have new vehicle tags if you have moved from another Arkansas county we must call for a tax clearance from the previous county in which you lived. Payment must be made to that county by cashier’s check or money order and given to this county (we must mail payment along with your change of address) for you to be cleared at the Revenue Office. If you are a new resident from another state and have not lived in Arkansas previously, go to the Assessor’s Office and assess.

DISABLED VETERAN (DAV) INFORMATION:

Disabled Veterans who receive a form from the Veteran’s Administration Office are encouraged to bring their forms as soon as they receive them in order for their statement to reflect the correct information. In order to receive a full credit on your personal taxes (vehicle(s)) and real estate taxes (residence only) you must be considered totally and permanently disabled due to your service-disconnected disabilities We keep a file which must be updated annually and must receive a form each year for this entitlement. For more information on Veteran entitlements please contact our local Veteran’s Office, 190 West First St, # 5 or (479) 637-3427 Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 3:00pm.

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