Boone County, Arkansas Vital Records
When requesting vital records, keep in mind that there are stipulations in Arkansas regarding who can review them. While birth records are available to the public after 100 years past creation and death records are available after 50 years, marriage records and divorce records are never available to the public.
However, Arkansas allows the immediate family of those on the records to view the documents, the person on the birth record to view the birth record itself, and the husband & wife to view the marriage and divorce records. Additionally, appointed attorneys can view the documents during legal proceedings.
Birth Records and Death Records
Birth records and death records can be requested from the county health department, online, or the state health department. A birth record is $12 (non-refundable) for the first copy and $10 for each additional copy that you order. Death records are $10 for the first copy and $8 for additional copies. Note that if the clerks fail to find the date that you’re looking for, they will still keep the original fee.
For requests from the county health department, send your information to:
Boone County Health Unit – Harrison
1622 Campus Drive
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone number: (870) 743-5244
Fax number: (870) 743-6003
Administrator: Debbie Johnson
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If you would prefer to place an order with the Arkansas Department of Health, you can either visit or mail your request to: 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 44, Little Rock, AR 72205. You may call the Arkansas Department of Health at (501) 661-2336 or (800) 637-9314, and the office’s fax number is (501) 661-2717.
Marriage Records and Divorce Records
The Arkansas Department of Health offers marriage coupons and divorce coupons instead of actual records, but they hold just as much legal clout as actual records. Marriage coupons and divorce coupons are $10 per copy, which is non-refundable, and you must include the appropriate form:
Send the completed form and payment to: Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 44, Little Rock, AR 72205. You may call the Arkansas Department of Health for further assistance at (501) 661-2336 or (800) 637-9314, and the office’s fax number is (501) 661-2717.
To request an actual marriage record or divorce record, you can contact Jeannie Steen, who is the current Circuit Clerk of Boone County; her office is located at 100 North Main, Ste 200, Harrison, AR 72601, if you need to request a copy of an actual marriage or divorce record in person or to return your marriage license. You can call the office for more information about marriage/divorce records at (870)741-5560 or fax your question to (870)741-4335. Lastly, Ms. Steen can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.