Welcome to the website of the Cross County Collector, Debbie Baker Davis. It is my desire for the staff to greet you with a warm smile and help you any way possible. Please feel free to visit my office and allow me or my friendly, courteous staff to assist you. My Chief Deputy Collector is Katie Blake. Mazie Ballard and Valeta Loyd serve as part-time Deputy Collectors. The Tax Collector's office is located inside the Cross County Courthouse on the south end of the courthouse lobby.
OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Office does not close during the noon hour. Closed for all federal holidays
SEPARATION of SHERIFF and COLLECTOR OFFICES The office of Cross County Collector was separated from the Sheriff's office in 2007. At that time the office of Cross County Collector was established. I am the first Cross County Collector and am now serving my fifth term. I look forward to serving the taxpayers of Cross County for many years to come.
DUTIES of COLLECTOR The Collector prepares the county's tax books and collects the municipal, county, school, library, and improvement district taxes and transfers this money to the county treasurer on a monthly basis for disbursement. Statements are mailed to the taxpayers at the last known address that the Collector has on file. It is the responsibility of anyone who has moved to notify the Collector's office. Statements are mailed to customers around the first of March. Taxes are due beginning March 1st and are considered delinquent after October 15th.
To better serve citizens and to keep current on the requirements of this office, I attend various continuing education seminars each year. I try to keep my office updated on the latest technology and laws of the State of Arkansas.
PAYMENT of TAXES Payments for taxes can be made by cash, money order, cashier's check, personal checks (on current taxes only) or credit/debit cards. Arkansas State Law requires that current Personal Taxes be paid before Real Estate taxes. A processing fee is charged for using a credit/debit card in any government office. This goes to the credit /debit card company and not to the collector's office. Partial payments on current taxes, similar to a lay-away plan, can be made. A drop box is located on the curb in the east parking lot for the convenience of taxpayers. It is checked daily.
It is an honor and a pleasure to serve you as Cross County Collector. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 870-238-5710.