Vital Records in Arkansas

Vital records in Arkansas are handled by the Arkansas Department of Health, where they issue certified copies of birth & death records. The Department of Health only provides "coupons" of marriage & divorce records – certified marriage and divorce records must be requested from the county office where the event occurred.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Arkansas Department of Health can provide:

Record Type Available From
Arkansas Birth Records February 1, 1914 – 2017
Arkansas Death Records February 1, 1914 – 2017
Arkansas Divorce Records January 1923 – 2017 (coupons only)
Arkansas Marriage Records January 1917 – 2017 (coupons only)

Find County Offices in Arkansas

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County Year Founded
Arkansas County, AR December 13, 1813
Ashley County, AR 1848
Baxter County, AR March 24, 1873
Benton County, AR September 30, 1836
Boone County, AR April 9, 1869
Bradley County, AR December 18, 1840
Calhoun County, AR December 6, 1850
Carroll County, AR November 1, 1833
Chicot County, AR October 25, 1823
Clark County, AR December 15, 1818
Clay County, AR March 24, 1873
Cleburne County, AR February 20, 1883
Cleveland County, AR April 17, 1873
Columbia County, AR December 17, 1852
Conway County, AR October 20, 1825
Craighead County, AR February 19, 1859
Crawford County, AR 1820
Crittenden County, AR October 22, 1825
Cross County, AR November 15, 1862
Dallas County, AR January 1, 1845
Desha County, AR December 12, 1838
Drew County, AR November 26, 1846
Faulkner County, AR April 12, 1873
Franklin County, AR December 19, 1837
Fulton County, AR December 21, 1842
Garland County, AR April 5, 1873
Grant County, AR February 4, 1869
Greene County, AR November 5, 1833
Hempstead County, AR December 15, 1818
Hot Spring County, AR November 2, 1829
Howard County, AR April 17, 1873
Independence County, AR October 20, 1820
Izard County, AR October 27, 1825
Jackson County, AR November 5, 1829
Jefferson County, AR November 2, 1829
Johnson County, AR November 2, 1829
Lafayette County, AR October 15, 1827
Lawrence County, AR January 15, 1815
Lee County, AR April 17, 1873
Lincoln County, AR March 28, 1871
Little River County, AR March 5, 1867
Logan County, AR March 22, 1871
Lonoke County, AR April 16, 1873
Madison County, AR September 30, 1836
Marion County, AR September 25, 1836
Miller County, AR April 1, 1820
Mississippi County, AR November 1, 1833
Monroe County, AR November 2, 1829
Montgomery County, AR December 9, 1842
Nevada County, AR March 20, 1871
Newton County, AR December 14, 1842
Ouachita County, AR November 29, 1842
Perry County, AR December 18, 1840
Phillips County, AR May 1, 1820
Pike County, AR November 1, 1833
Poinsett County, AR February 28, 1838
Polk County, AR November 30, 1844
Pope County, AR November 2, 1829
Prairie County, AR October 25, 1846
Pulaski County, AR December 15, 1818
Randolph County, AR October 29, 1835
St. Francis County, AR October 13, 1827
Saline County, AR November 2, 1835
Scott County, AR November 5, 1833
Searcy County, AR December 13, 1838
Sebastian County, AR January 6, 1851
Sevier County, AR October 17, 1828
Sharp County, AR July 18, 1868
Stone County, AR April 21, 1873
Union County, AR November 2, 1829
Van Buren County, AR November 11, 1833
Washington County, AR October 17, 1828
White County, AR October 23, 1835
Woodruff County, AR November 26, 1862
Yell County, AR December 5, 1840