Van Buren County, Arkansas Vital Records
Vital records contain information regarding major life milestones of an individual. Each event is documented in birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Sometimes they are public, and other times they are completely private. The person on the record (except for death records), the designated legal counselors and specific family members can view the record as needed. Birth records are public after 100 years and death records are public after 50 years in Arkansas.
As part of your request, you can include this information to speed the return of your results: 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.
Local requests can be done at the county health unit:
Van Buren County Health Unit – Clinton
Address: 526 Quality Drive
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone Number: (501) 745-2485
Fax Number: (501) 745-2435
Administrator: Donna Branscum
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
State vital records dating back to February of 1914 can be requested at: Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 44, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Marriage and Divorce Records (Coupons)
Marriage and divorce coupons are issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. These can be obtained with a standard fee of $10. With each request, you will also need to include the correct form:
You can see above for the Arkansas Department of Health’s address. The Arkansas Department of Health’s telephone number is (501) 661-2336 or (800) 637-9314.
County Clerk of Van Buren County
The Van Buren County Circuit and County Clerk has an office located at 451 Main Street, Clinton, AR 72031. This office maintains records for criminal, civil, domestic, probate and juvenile matters.
The office’s telephone number is: (501) 745-4140. The fax number is (501) 745-7400. To view more information online about this office, you can go to http://www.vanburencountycircuitclerk.com/
; here, you may have some of your questions answered prior to an office visit. Ester Bass is the current Clerk.