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Arkansas Local Government

The services demanded by residents and provided by local governments are under constant pressure from a changing population and economy. Our Local Government program provides community members and local officials with resources to plan the provision of infrastructure and services in the changing economic climate of the state. Explore our pages to learn more about the functions of local governments, sales and property taxes, and more.

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The Local Government Program's PowerPoint series, Overview and Trends of County Government Finance, have been updated to include data through 2015.  There is one PowerPoint for each of Arkansas' 75 counties. A PDF of your county's PowerPoint can be downloaded from the County Government Finance page.  For information about downloading the PPTX version of your county's PowerPoint, please contact Tyler Knapp: 501-671-2241 or

Recent News & Blog Posts

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Apr. 13, 2018 - Updated County Government Finance PowerPoints Available Online
Jan. 4, 2018 - Arkansas Takes Aim at Soft Drinks and Candy with Changes to State Sales Tax Law
Dec. 7, 2017 - Wet State, Dry County: Local Option Elections for Alcohol Sales in Arkansas
Sept. 14, 2017 - Arkansas property tax info available online
Sept. 8, 2017
- A New Tool for Estimating Your Property Tax Liability

Program Areas

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Interlocal Agreements

Download the Interlocal Agreements fact sheet to learn how local governments in Arkansas work together to provide services and infrastructure to their communities.