Nevada County, Arkansas Vital Records
Vital records are a paper trail of your life – they consist of birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. They are important to those who compile state statistics for the vital records and health departments. Vital records predict trends that can be used to better the future for local and state residents as well.
Birth records are sealed for 100 years in Arkansas; after that, any member of the public can view the information. During the 100-year wait period, only the immediate family, the person on the record, and the designated attorney can see the information.
When requesting a birth record, include $12 (non-refundable) for the first copy of a birth record and an additional $10 for extra copies. Fill out this form: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/certificatesVitalRecords/Documents/vr-7_birth_certificate_application.pdf
, and enclose this 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.
As with birth records, death records also have a wait period of 50 years. Only the deceased’s immediate family or a legal representative of the family or the deceased is allowed to obtain or view a death record.
You can also visit the county health unit at:
Nevada County Health Unit – Prescott
1501 W. First North
Prescott, AR 71857
Phone number: (870) 887-2004
Fax number: (870) 887-6407
Administrator: Debbie Henderson
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You may send your request to the state at: Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 44, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Marriage and Divorce Records (Coupons)
Marriage and divorce records are never public; unless you are the wife, husband, their attorneys, or their family members, you cannot view the marriage and divorce records.
You may request an actual marriage or divorce record from the County Clerk of Nevada County. Divorce and marriage coupons are legally the same as a record and are issued by the Arkansas Department of Health which can be used in nearly any situation. A coupon is just $10, and the correct form needs to be included:
You may call the health department at (501) 661-2336 or (800) 637-9314 with questions. See above for the Arkansas Department of Health’s address.
County Clerk of Nevada County
Request an actual marriage or divorce record by contacting the Nevada County Clerk, at 215 E 2nd St S, Prescott, AR 71857. You can call (870) 887-2710 or fax (870) 887-5795 with your questions.