Searcy County, Arkansas Birth Records
Birth records are important because they prove that someone is a United States citizen and are considered the ultimate form of identification.
Birth Record Requirements
Each birth record will cost $12 for the first copy (non-refundable) and $10 for each copy thereafter.
With your request, you’ll need the following information: the full name of the person on the birth certificate (including maiden name), date of birth, city or town and county of birth, father’s and mother’s full names (including the mother’s maiden name), your relationship to the person on the birth record, and the reason you’re requesting a birth record. This form must be included as well:
Birth Record Limitations
Unless you are the person on the record, immediate family, attorney of the family or person on the record, you must wait 100 years before you can view the information contained in an Arkansas birth record.
You can send your request to the state at: Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 44, Little Rock, AR 72205. Questions are handled at phone number (501) 661-2336.
You can place requests in person at:
Searcy County Health Unit – Marshall
Address: 742 Airport Road
Marshall, AR 72650
Phone Number: (870) 448-3374
Fax Number: (870) 448-3783
Administrator: Gina Vining
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Searcy County Birth Statistics
Searcy County had 75 births in 2009, as you can see on this chart here: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/healthStatistics/Documents/birthdata/BULLC65.PDF
. Also on this chart, you will see that there were 8 births to women under age 20, which was 10.7% of the total births in 2009. You will also find 18 births to unmarried women in 2009, at 24.0%. There were 4 births to women under 18 in 2009, or 5.3% of all live births during that same year. 10 births were to smoking mothers, at 13.3%. There were 8 preterm births for 2009, or 10.7% of all live births that year.