On March 17, 2020, Judge Bob Cantrell took the necessary steps to get the ball rolling for emergency assistance in Poinsett County. Judge Cantrell met with Megan New, the Coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management, and signed the Disaster Emergency Proclamation for Poinsett County. This will allow us to apply for supplies if needed.
Poinsett County discovered on March 19th that we had at least 1 positive case of COVID-19. We have now taken precautions by restricting access to county offices in the Courthouse and the Courthouse Annex. Signs are posted on the doors with our County office phone numbers instructing citizens to call the office they need. We need people to do as much as possible by phone, mail, email or online. Offices will be meeting with the public by appointment only and only one person will be authorized to enter at a time.
We want to assure citizens that we are available. We are not closed. We are taking these measures to make sure we all stay safe and limit the spread of this virus. If you need to contact us, there are many options available that you can do from home. We are committed to working together to get through this.
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These services are available online:
Poinsett County Sheriff's Website
Assess personal property
Pay personal and real estate taxes
Pay Sheriff's Dept fees and fines
Search property records
Call the office you need:
County Judge - 870-578-0601
County Clerk - 870-578-4410
Circuit Clerk - 870-578-4420
Recorder - 578-578-0608
Assessor (Personal) - 870-578-4430
Assessor (Real Estate) - 870-578-4435
Tax Collector - 870-578-4415
Treasurer - 870-578-0603
Prosecuting Attorney – 870-578-9600
Road Dept. – 870-578-4470
Public Defender – 870-932-6226 Ex 2115
Juvenile Services – 870-578-4450
Office of Emergency Management – 870-578-4455
Election Coordinator – 870-578-0229
Veteran Services – 870-578-4438
Road Dept - 870-578-4470
County Extension 870-4490
Detention Center - 870-578-4444
Harrisburg Health Dept 870-578-4480