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Clay County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Clay County Background Information

Arkansas is home to Clay County. Clay County had 16,083 inhabitants in 2010, as stated by a local census. The county seat is Corning and Piggott.

It was formed in 1873.

It was named Clayton County, after John M. Clayton, then a member of the Arkansas Senate and a brother of then-U.S. Senator Powell Clayton.

Clay County Arrest Records

All crimes in the Clay County area have records kept on them. Clay County crimes are separated into violent crimes and property crimes. Property crimes can include things such as burglary, vehicle theft, and larceny. Robbery, aggravated assault, murder, and forcible rape make up the four main violent crime categorizations. Clay County had 6 violent and 41 property crimes back in 2018.

Clay County Criminal Records

Clay County records their criminal activity in the form of criminal records. These records cover murders, rapes, burglaries, arson, motor vehicle theft, assaults, and crimes of a sexual nature. In Clay County, records of criminals are constantly up to date. Residents of Clay County can use a search tool in order to get access to the records in question. Any individual on release or in jail can be searched for using the tool. The Clay County sex offender register is updated constantly. Each offender living, working, attending school, or jailed in the Clay County area must be on this list. This register is made available to all locals of Clay County.

Inhabitants of Clay County can therefore search for any sex offenders within a certain distance of their homes. A given zip code acts as the focal point of a resident's search. All offenders within that area will then be revealed to the searcher. Specific offenders can also be positioned using the search tools in Clay County. Results contain all offenders, even those imprisoned or non-compliant.

Clay County Court Records

In Clay County, the county courthouse oversees all criminal, family, and civil cases. Court records in Clay County are maintained by the court clerk. The Court of Appeals of Arkansas holds power to evaluate all contested cases across the state. The 75 superior and trial courts across the 75 counties, including Clay County, are overseen by the Court of Appeals. Clay County residents can obtain court records at:

Clay County Courthouse
151 South 2nd Street
Piggott, AR 72454
Phone: (870) 598-2524
Fax: (870) 598-1107

NOTE - Standard court records in Clay County can usually be delivered by mail, email, or fax once payment is received. Then again, any official or licensed records in Clay County can only be delivered via mail.

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Clay County Public Records

The state of Arkansas keeps vital records on each and every citizen. All important life events are documented in these records. These files can contain anything from births and deaths to marriages and divorces. Clay County and other counties in Arkansas assist in the collection of these vital records. Individual counties may collect documents and send copies to the state.

Arkansas requires all county clerks to collect marriage records. Marriage records in Clay County are stored at the Arkansas Department of Health. The files that Clay County would have obtained on these life events consist of birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. In the state of Arkansas, every last one of these vital records is stored together in one central registry, including those from Clay County. They can later be used for statistical analysis.

In Clay County, citizens can access and copy these vital records because they are found in the public domain. The state of Arkansas passed the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) back in 1967, meaning that members of the public now have the fundamental right to access any public records. The most recent amendment to this law came in the year 2017. Clay County residents can get copies of public records in-person at:

Clay County Clerk’s Office
151 South 2nd Street
Piggott, AR 72454
Phone: (870) 598-2524, (870) 598-0001
Fax: (870) 598-1107

Then again, to obtain a record copy, requesters must also pay a fee. Birth records in Clay County cost $12. First copies of death records cost $10. Marriage records in Clay County cost $10.

NOTE - There are a number of rules that need to be followed in order for Clay County requesters to obtain records. The office is only open between 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p. m. CST from Monday to Friday. To purchase records in Clay County, photo identification is needed. Photo ID could be a driver's license or state ID. In Clay County, requesters must also put their public record requests in writing.