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The Tax Collector is the collector of taxes for the county and collects municipal, county, school and improvement district taxes and turns them over to the County Treasurer. The Collector is responsible for collecting all property taxes from the first day of March to the 15 day of October during the calendar year after they are assessed.

Wes Eddington
511 Union Street, Suite 107
Jonesboro, AR 72403
Phone: (870) 933-4560
Fax: (870) 933-4519
Email: info@craigheadcollector.org

By statute, the collector is required to turn over all tax revenue to the treasurer at least once a month. Taxpayers may pay their taxes in installments with one-fourth of the total being due between March 1 and April, one-fourth being due between April and July, and the remaining one-half between July and October 15 (ACA 26-36-20).

Any real or personal property taxes not paid by the 15 day of October are considered delinquent and the collector extends a 10% penalty against the taxpayer (ACA 26-35-501). Before December 1st of each year, the collector of taxes shall prepare a list of delinquent personal property taxes and deliver a copy of the list to a legal newspaper in the county. Within seven (7) days thereafter, the newspaper shall publish the list.

If there is no newspaper in the county or district, the publication shall be in the nearest newspaper having a general circulation in the county or districts for which the list is being published. (ACA 26-36-203)
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Craighead County Millage Rates (How to Compute Millage)

Arkansas statute sets out how taxes are to be computed. Take 20% of the assessed value of your real estate and multiply it by the correct millage rate. For instance, if you have a house assessed at $100,000 within the Jonesboro School District and also within the Jonesboro City limits you would compute your taxes by first taking the $100,000 and multiplying it by 20%.

Take the resulting $20,000 and multiply it by 0.04220 (millage for Jonesboro School District within city of Jonesboro ) and the resulting $844 would be your taxes. This amount would exclude any Improvements Districts, Liens, Fire District and Timber Tax.

Personal property taxes are computed the same way. The Craighead County Assessor will assign a dollar value to your personal property, and the resulting total valuation will be multiplied by 20% and then multiplied by the millage rate.

What is a mill? A mill is one-tenth (1/10) of one cent. What is the tax rate? The tax rate is the percentage of a properties total appraised value that an individual pays in property taxes. Arkansas pays an effective tax rate of less tan 1%.

These millage rates will show up on your 2015 tax bill that you receive in 2016.

If you live in the following School district and/or municipality your Millage Rate is as follows:

Real Estate & Personal

Jonesboro Rural


Jonesboro City


Bay Rural


Bay City




Black Oak


Bono City in Westside School District


Westside Rural


Cash City in WestsideSchool District


Egypt City in WestsideSchool District


Brookland Rural


Brookland City


Jonesboro City in Nettleton School District


Nettleton Rural




Lake City


Valley View Rural


Jonesboro City in Valley View School


Brookland Rural


Jonesboro City in Brookland School District


Jonesboro City in Westside School District


Jonesboro City in Bay School District


Lake City in Brookland School District


Buffalo Island






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Credit Card Payments

We can accept credit card payments on current and delinquent Real Estate and Personal taxes. Car tag renewals cannot be processed online until this office removes the unpaid block. Taxes paid online will not be credited to your account until the eGovernment service deposit payment with the Collector office. If needing to purchase Vehicle license call Office with Confirmation number and the unpaid block can be released.
Our phone service 1-866-257-2055
Our internet service accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
The total amount will be adjusted to allow for the electronic processing fee of the transaction through the state's eGovernment service provider, Arkansas.gov.

Payments Made In Person

For your convenience payments can be made at the following locations:

Main Office
511 Union Street Suite 107
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Current and Delinquent taxes can be paid at the Lake City Courthouse

Craighead County Collector
PO Box 537
Lake City, AR 72437

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I pay all my taxes with one check? YES
  • Can I get a tax receipt? (A receipt is generated at time of payment. If you pay by mail, you must send a self addressed stamped envelope to receive a copy.)
  • To whom do I make the check payable to? Craighead County Collector
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Sample Tax Distribution of $95,620 House and Lot
Jonesboro School District and Jonesboro City Limits
Based on Millage Rate for 2015 Due October 10, 2016 would be $807.03
This amount would exclude any Improvements Districts, Liens, Fire District and Timber Tax.
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