“Office temporarily closed due to water damage.”
That’s what the sign says that is taped on the front door of the Arkansas State Revenue Office in Batesville. The office is located on a corner lot in the Town Plaza Shopping Center. It’s where you register or renew vehicle tags, boat licenses, commercial truck licenses, renew or have issued a driver’s licenses, IDs, and more.
Another sign near the door said you can go take care of your revenue office business in a nearby city like Cave City or Ash Flat in Sharp County — or Newport, Heber Springs, Mountain View, or Melbourne.
The closest Arkansas State Revenue Office to Batesville is located about 15 miles to the northeast at Cave City. The revenue office is located inside the Cave City City Hall. You can take care of almost all state revenue business at any of these other offices.
The offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The state did issue the following statement: Due to flooding over the weekend, DFA’s Batesville Revenue Office will remain closed this week as the cleanup continues. DFA will provide the office’s date for reopening as soon as it is confirmed. Due to the Batesville Office closing, the Cave City Revenue Office will remain open through Friday. The Cave City Office is normally open one day a week (Thursday).
If you live in Independence County and your tags expire at the end of October, and you haven’t renewed yet, get ready to go to the nearest revenue office outside the county to take care of business.
Additionally, more than 20 Revenue Office services are available online at mydmv.arkansas.gov.
Below is the actual text from the notices on the front door of Batesville’s State Revenue Office along with the statement from the state of Arkansas:
Office temporarily closed due to water damage.
The Cave City Revenue Office will be open for your convenience on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (According to the release from the state, the Cave City Revenue Office will also be open through Friday. — Editor’s Note)
They are located inside Cave City City Hall.
You may visit one of the following revenue offices (Ash Flat, Newport, Heber Springs, Mountain View, Melbourne), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
These offices can assist with registering/renewing a vehicle, boats, commercial trucks, renew/issue driver licenses/IDs, etc.
These offices DO NOT issue or renew the REAL ID.
The following offices issue the REAL ID: Mountain Home, Jonesboro, Searcy.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience!
From the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration:
Due to flooding over the weekend, DFA’s Batesville Revenue Office will remain closed this week as the cleanup continues. DFA will provide the office’s date for reopening as soon as it is confirmed. Due to the Batesville Office closing, the Cave City Revenue Office will remain open through Friday. The Cave City Office is normally open one day a week (Thursday).
Those in the Batesville area may also conduct Revenue Office-related business at the following offices:
Newport Revenue Office at 112 Main St. in Newport; Melbourne Revenue Office at 649 E. Main St., Suite A, in Melbourne; Mountain View Revenue Office at 205 West Jefferson in Mountain View.
In order to obtain a REAL ID, customers may visit the Searcy or Jonesboro Offices. The Searcy Revenue Office is located at 402 W. Vine St. in Searcy, and the Jonesboro Revenue Office is located at 206 Southwest Dr., Suite B, in Jonesboro.
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