• Relocating to our area

    Couple sitting on couch next to dog

    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 driver's 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 Driver's License

    You will need to bring your current out of area driver's 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:

    • Boats
    • Motors
    • Trailers
    • ATVs
    • RVs
    • 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 driver's license and/or tags visit the Revenue Department located at 402 West Vine.

    Voter Registration

    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 Clerk's 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

    Postal Service

    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 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
    AT&T (Phone)
    (Business & Residential)    1-800-499-7928
    Ritter Communications - 2012 West Beebe Capps    1-888-336-4249
    WEHCO Video (cable& internet) - West Beebe-Capps,
    Residential     268-4117
    Business     538-5008
    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