Circuit Assessor Sandra Heiner
Circuit Assessor Sandra Heiner300 Main Street, Room 8 & 8-b
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
: 479-474-1751 (Personal Property)
: 479-471-3245 (Real Estate)
: 479-471-3225 (fax)
- Personal Division:
- 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- Real Estate & GIS mapping:
- 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Welcome to the Crawford County Assessor's website. We hope you find it a useful resource for practical information about property values and the and the assessment process. Every Citizen of Crawford County matters and deserves the best possible service from our office and through our website.
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What We DoThe office of the Assessor has the following responsibilities to the Citizens of Crawford County:
- To locate all taxable property in the county and indentify ownership.
- To establish a taxable value for all real and personal properties subject to taxation
- To complete an assessment roll showing the assessed values of all real and personal properties
- To apply all legal exemptions and Amendment 79 Homestead Act where applicable
About Real Estate TaxesThe duty of the County Assessor is to appraise and assess all real property between the first Monday of January and the first of July. All properties in the County shall be assessed according to its value. Property taxes are based on the assessed value of your property. Property tax bills show land and improvement values. Improvements include all assessable buildings and structures on the land. It does not necessarily mean that you have recently "improved your property."
About Personal Property TaxesThe duty of the County Assessor is to assess all tangible personal proeprty for ad valorem taxes between the first Monday of January and the Thirty First of May. This includes all residencies and businesses established in Crawford County during this time frame. All taxable tangible personal propety assessable during this period shall be assessed according to its market value as of the first day of Janurary of the year of the assessment of the date of acquisition of the tangible personal property was acquired.
About Business Personal TaxesEach business operating in the State of Arkansas is required by Arkansas State Law to assess all business personal property by May 31st. The Crawford County Assessor’s office mails all personal business forms January of the current assessment year to any businesses that assessed their property the previous year.
If a business closes please send the forms back, signed, with a short letter of when the business closed. If you need help completing the form, our office will be more than happy to assist with the completion of the form. Forms are available to download off the website. Forms, once completed, can be faxed, mailed, emailed or brought into our office as long as signature is legible and readable (if emailed).
Late penalties of 10% will apply if returned after May 31st.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often is my property appraised?
If no changes to property have changed since last re-appraisal cycle, our County is under a five year cycle, every five years.
How do I apply for the Homestead credit? And is there a deadline?
Once a property transaction is filed with the Circuit Clerk's office, we make changes to ownership of property and send a homestead form to new property owners. You may also call our office to check the status of your homestead credit. The deadline for filing for the homestead credit for the current taxable year is October 10.
How do I purchase tax delinquent properties?
All tax delinquent sales are serviced through the Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands who conducts public auctions once a year in which property is located. For more information see the Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands' website.
Are your records available on-line?
Do I need to contact the Assessor's office if a building is removed or burned?
Yes as our appraisers may have already been in your area and will not return to that area until the next reappraisal cycle. Once notified, we can send an appraiser back to your area to re-appraise your property.
Are there other ways that I can assess besides coming into the office?
Yes we offer on-line assessment and you may also assess over the phone. If it is for a new vehicle purchase, we cannot assess that on-line or by phone, you will have to do that in person at the Assessor's office.
What do I have to assess?
Anything that you have to purchase a tag for, i.e. vehicles, boats, motors, trailers, 4-wheelers, etc.
What is the penalty for late assessment?
10% of your assessment value for the year of late assessment.
Can I assess my personal property anywhere in the State?
No. You are only allowed to assess in the county which you claim as your primary residence.
At what age can you assess on your own?
Arkansas Statue states: Every person of full age and sound mind shall list the personal property he/she is the owner of, situated in the county of which he/she resides.
- Crawford County Online Property Records
Search through our property records online with ActDataScout.com
- Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands
The Land Commissioner oversees the disposition of tax delinquent property.
- Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department or ACD
ACD is granted full power and authority in the administration of the tax laws of Arkansas to exercise general and complete supervision over: the valuation, assessment and equalization of all property for ad valorem tax purposes.
- Crawford County GIS
View Crawford County GIS maps and records online.