In order to protect the citizens of Cross County during this time of public concern over the COVID-19 virus, access to the Cross County courthouse will be restricted. Authorities will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves daily, and will release information regarding positive cases and will promptly inform residents and the public if a case of COVID-19 is confirmed in our County.
Social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and working on non-pharmaceutical interventions will help slow the spread of the virus. This in turn will ease the burden on hospitals, public health, local healthcare providers and infrastructure.
Those who need to conduct business in the courthouse need to be aware of the following guidelines:
People will have access only to the Revenue Office and to the Circuit Clerk's office.
Access is available only through the east doors.
Before being allowed access to the building, people will have their temperature taken and asked questions about their general health.
Revenue Office is conducting business as usual, issuing driver's license and car tags. However, if a client needs documentation from the collector or from the assessor, the client needs to call that office before coming to the courthouse.
Circuit Clerk office is accepting all usual paper work, but the documents are to be left in the basket outside the clerk's office. If a person has a deed to file, they will be able to enter the office in order to pay for the deed. A person can call the clerk's office (870-238-5020) for details and use the mail to send the deed.
General rule is that one should call the office with which business needs to be transacted before coming to the courthouse.
Below are links to the Center for Disease Control and the Arkansas Department of Health where you can get additional information about this health situation.