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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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During the month of November, county budget committees review funding requests of the different offices of county government.  Requests will be approved or denied by the full quorum court based on budget committee suggestions.

The ability of counties to fully fund its offices—and critical services—is dependent on the revenue county governments receive. Read Revenue Trends of County Governments in Arkansas in Arkansas to learn how county governments generate revenue.

If you have questions about any of our local government publications, please contact Tyler Knapp: 501-671-2241 or

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Recent News & Blog Posts

Jun. 14, 2018 - Coming Up this Summer: Free Property Assessment Webinar Series
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.