Michalle Watkins - County Collector
Phone - (870) 895-2457
Office Hours - 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday (Excluding Holidays)
The County Collector is the collector of taxes for the county and collects municipal, county, school and improvement district taxes and turns them over to the county treasurer.
The Collector is responsible for collecting all property taxes from the first business day in March to the fifteenth day of October during the calendar year after they are assessed. By statute, the collector is required to turn over all tax revenue to the treasurer at least once a month.
Taxpayers may pay their taxes in installment payments beginning the first business day in March through October 15th. Any real or personal property taxes not paid by the fifteenth day of October are considered delinquent and the Collector extends a 10% penalty against the taxpayer. Before December 1st each year, the collector of taxes shall prepare a list of delinquent real and personal property taxes and deliver a copy of the list to a legal newspaper in the county. Within seven (7) days thereafter, the newspaper shall publish the list. If there is no newspaper in the county or district, the publication shall be in the nearest newspaper having a general circulation in the county of districts for which the list is being published.
Arkansas State Law requires that Personal Property Taxes be collected with or before Real Estate Taxes. If you owe Personal Property Taxes, we cannot accept your Real Estate Tax payment until the Personal Property Tax has been paid.
Payments can be made by mailing a check or money order to the P.O. Box listed above or by calling the office at the number listed above and using a debit/credit card. If you pay by using a debit/credit card there will be a 2.49% fee.
Please examine your tax statement. If there are errors on your Tax Statements or you do not own property for which you are billed, please contact us at (870) 895-2457.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our office by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 4:30.
P.O. Box 126
Salem, AR 72576