Relocating to our area
It's easy to become a local. Here's your step by step guide to settling in.
*If you are looking to register your vehicle or update your drivers license, you will need to visit the Arkansas Revenue Department (ARD) located at 402 W. Vine Ave, Suite B in Searcy. However there are a few steps that you will need to go through first.
Registering Your Car
You must assess your property at the White County Assessor's Office. This can be done by calling 501-279-6205 or online at https://countyservice.net. You will need to show proof of paid property taxes from where you are currently living. Plus, you will need to provide your current registration and proof of insurance.
Getting Your Drivers License
You will need to bring your current out of area drivers license. You will need to show proof that you are a current resident, a utility bill will suffice. You will also need proof of insurance. You will be required to take an eye exam at the Arkansas Revenue Department. While you are there, make sure you sign up to vote!
Assess Your Property
It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to report to the Assessor's Office a list of all personal property they are in possession of each year, beginning January 1st through May 31st. Failure to report by the May 31st deadline will result in a late assessment penalty of 10% on the total assessment value. Property to be assessed includes but is not limited to:
- Stock Trailers
- Livestock (used for commercial purposes)
- Farm Equipment
- All assets used in businesses
Drivers Licenses & Tags
You must have a current assessment of your vehicle when renewing your tags. To renew your drivers license and/or tags visit the Revenue Department located at 402 West Vine.
You can obtain a Voter Registration Application at the White County Clerk's Office, local revenue office, library, post office, by calling the Arkansas Secretary of State Elections Division at 1-800-482-112, or you can register online. General election voting takes place November 11th. You must submit your application to an official voter registration agency or mail it no later than 30 days prior to an election in which you wish to vote.
- White County Clerks Office: 300 North Spruce in the Court House, (501) 279-6204.
- Local Revenue Office: 402 West Vine Ave Suite B, (501) 268-2802
- Searcy Public Library: 113 E Pleasure Ave, (501) 268-2449
- Post Office: 600 W Academy Ave, (501) 275-8777
Visit the Post Office main office located at 600 W Academy to place your new address on file.
Enrolling Your Children in School
Selecting a school is always a top priority for parents. Arkansas School Report Cards from the ADE Data Center can assist you in selecting which school is best for your student. Visit their website at myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov.
If your child or children have been attending another school you will need a copy of their school transcripts and a copy of their immunization schedule. For information on all of our local schools visit our education page.
Stop by the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce at 2323 South Main for a city map, phone book, Community Guide and more information on your new home.
Police Department (Non-Emergency) 300 West Arch 268-3531
Fire Department (Non-emergency) 501 West Beebe Capps 279-1066
Sheriff’s Office (Non-Emergency) 411 North Spruce 268-3543
Northstar Ambulance - East Beebe Capps 268-2287
City Hall - 401 West Arch 268-2483
Animal Control - 300 West Arch 279-1099
Humane Society of Searcy - 112 Johnston Road 268-3535
Lightle Center (Center on Aging) - 2200 East Moore 268-2587
Recycling Center Office - 409 Beebe-Capps 279-1070
Street & Sanitation Department - 405 Beebe-Capps 279-1000
Transfer Station - 2012 East Line Road 279-1001
Searcy Public Library - Spring Park 268-2449
White County Court House - Arch Street 279-6200
Cooperative Extension Service - Davis Drive 268-5394
White County Aging Services - 2200 Moore Street 268-2587
Department of Human Services - 608 Rodgers Drive 268-8696
Department of Workforce Services - 501 West Arch 268-8601
Health Department - 112 Brantly Road 268-6102
Revenue Office - 402 West Vine 268-2802
Tax Collector’s Office - 119 West Arch 279-6206
Veteran’s Service Office - 411 North Spruce 279-6210
Voter’s Registration Office - Courthouse 279-6207
Social Security Office - Airport Loop 855-686-1467
U. S. Post Office (Main Station) - 600 West Academy 268-2189
Centerpoint Reliant Energy (Gas) - 2802 East Race 1-800-992-7552
Entergy of Arkansas (Electric) 1-800-368-3749
First Electric Co-op (Electric) 1- 800-489-7405
Searcy Water & Sewer - 300 North Elm 268-2481
(Business & Residential) 1-800-499-7928
Ritter Communications - 2012 West Beebe Capps 1-888-336-4249
WEHCO Video (cable& internet) - West Beebe-Capps,
Vue Inc (wireless internet) 278-5040
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Three Rivers Edition - 279-0944
Daily Citizen 268-8621
501 LIFE 327-1501
Searcy Living 268-9301
Z 100.7 268-9898
KFFB 106.1 FM 723-4861
Cool 104.7 305-0977
My Country 100.7 268-7123
The Hawg 99.1 268-7123
Vintage Hits 106.5 268-7123