Frequently Asked Questions concerning other related topics will be provided as needed.
When does the clerk's office issue marriage licenses? (Please see temporary operations note above.)
Marriage licenses are issued Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM. All applicants must be present and together when marriage license is issued. A Power of Attorney is not acceptable under any circumstances for issuance of a marriage license.
How much does a marriage license cost?
The fee for a marriage license is $60.00, cash or credit card (no checks). No refunds will be issued. For credit card transactions, an additional transaction fee ($3.55 as of September 2017) per marriage license is charged by our credit card processing vendor.
How old do I have to be to get a marriage license?
In Arkansas, applicants must reach the age of 18 years to contract for a marriage license without parental consent.
What documents do I need to bring with me to get a marriage license?
Applicants 18 or older must present a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g, driver’s license, passport, or military ID) showing their correct name and date of birth. If an applicant’s name has changed through a divorce and his/her photo ID does not reflect this change, he/she will need a certified copy of his/her divorce decree. The decree must state that his/her name has been restored to his/her original name.
How much time do I have to bring back my marriage license?
The marriage license must be returned to our office for recordation, whether used or unused, within sixty (60) days of issuance.
Is a blood test required?
Is there a waiting period after applying for a marriage license before I can get married?
There is no waiting period for applications where all applicants are 18 or older. There is a waiting period of five business days for all underage (under 18 years of age) applications for marriage licenses.
Do I have to be a resident of the State of Arkansas to get a marriage license in Pulaski County?
I'm a minister. Do I have to do anything with the clerk's office prior to performing a wedding?
The minister’s credentials must be recorded with a County Clerk’s Office in the State of Arkansas prior to performance of a wedding ceremony.
Does the Clerk's Office officiate marriage ceremonies?
No our office does not officiate marriage ceremonies, please see the link for a list of the Justices of the Peace that will perform the ceremony for a fee.
How do I register to vote?
Download the voter registration forms available in PDF format in English or Spanish.
Where can I go to vote?
Find Your Polling Place
The website says I am not registered to vote, what do I do?
Call the Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk's office at (501) 340-8336 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a new registrant, it generally takes a few weeks for the registration process to be completed. The County Clerk will mail you an acknowledgement of your voter registration. Only then are you "guaranteed" that you are registered to vote.
How do I change my voter registration address?
Click here to download the change of address form. Complete and return the form to the County Clerk’s office. You may mail it, bring it by in person, or fax it to (501) 421-9255.
How do I vote by absentee ballot?
Please check the Voter Registration Forms section to download the absentee ballot application. We can also mail or fax the application, or you can pick one up at the county clerk’s office. Complete the application and return the form to the county clerk’s office by applicable deadlines. Unless you specify otherwise on your application, you must submit a new application for each election for which you intend to vote by absentee ballot. For active duty military serving overseas and for overseas citizens, an absentee ballot application serves the next two general elections for federal office. These absentee voters must indicate this preference on the application. On the absentee ballot application, declare how you wish to receive your ballot: picking it up in person, receiving it by mail, or by allowing a bearer or an authorized agent to pick it up. The Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk will not fax absentee ballots. For further questions, please contact us at (501) 340-8336 or email@example.com.
What do I do if, when I go to the polls, my name is not listed in the poll book?
If you are registered to vote and are in the correct precinct, but your name does not appear in the poll book, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are not counted until your voter registration is confirmed. When voting by provisional ballot, you must sign an affirmation that you are a registered voter in Pulaski County and are eligible to vote in that election. After the election, you will be informed by the Pulaski County Election Commission in writing of whether or not the ballot was counted.
When does early voting start?
For early voting hours for a current or upcoming election, go to our News/Events page and click on the election proclamation.
Early voting for the November 3, 2020 Election will begin on October 19, 2020.
Can convicted felons vote?
Under Amendment 51 of the Constitution of the State of Arkansas convicted felons can eventually have their voting rights restored. To become eligible to have their voting rights restored, convicted felons must satisfy all terms of imprisonment, be discharged from probation or parole, and have paid all applicable fines, court costs, restitution, etc. Once they have completely “paid their debt to society”, convicted felons can regain their eligibility to vote. The applicant must provide proof to the county clerk that all of the above requirements have been met before their voter application is approved. Download information sheet.
What items are prohibited in the courthouse?
To view a list of examples of items that are prohibited, click here. While this list is extensive it does not include all banned items.