Announcement from Independence County Judge Robert Griffin


Independence County Judge Robert Griffin via press release announced Monday evening the plans for limiting any exposure to COVID-19 by limiting risks to officials and other employees at the County Courthouse. View the full release below for more detail.

“As of Monday afternoon at 4:00, there is not a known or suspected case of COVID-19 in Independence County to our knowledge.

However, effective Tuesday morning, in keeping with the current CDC recommendations to help slow the spread COVID-19, and the recommendation of both the Association of Arkansas Counties and the Arkansas Municipal League as follows: 

The Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) and the Arkansas Municipal League (ARML) encourage Arkansans to conduct their county and city business online as much as possible. 

 “Limiting the risk of exposure to state and local officials, as well as to the public, is of paramount concern at this time,” said AAC Executive Director Chris Villines. Most counties offer, for instance, online payment of property taxes through the Arkansas Property Tax Center.”

“This day and age, cities and towns have the ability to transact e-business more than ever before. The League strongly recommends that you utilize these services during a time such as this. We want our members to be safe and err on the side of caution,” said League Executive Director Mark R. Hayes.   

The Independence County Courthouse will have its doors locked to the public, with an employee at the door.

If you have business that can’t be conducted online or using our dropbox, located on the Annex next door, an employee will assist you at the Broad Street entrance and direct your need to the appropriate office for assistance. Even while this current health concern is ongoing, our goal is to provide a service to the public while maintaining everyone’s safety.”

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