Relocation Info

The City of Heber Springs, with a population of 7,165, is the county seat of Cleburne County.  The city provides an impressive quality of life for its citizens with numerous amenities. Our location and amenities make Heber Springs not only a great vacation spot but also a great place to call home. Heber Springs is beautifully located in the Ozark Mountain foothills of north-central Arkansas. The mountains serve as a stunningly scenic backdrop for fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and shopping in our historic downtown. You can be on the lake or river in 15 minutes from almost any point in Heber Springs or Cleburne County. There are more than 15 festivals and special events taking place throughout the year including the nationally recognized World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, named event of the year in 2015 and 2016 by the Arkansas Festival and Events Association. This exceptional quality of life enjoyed by Heber Springs residents is enhanced by a low crime rate, small town convenience with larger city amenities close by in Little Rock and Conway, an exceptional school system, a two-year Arkansas State University campus and a full-service Baptist Health Medical Center.

 

Arkansas State University Heber Springs Campus

Find your dream home

When it is your turn to relocate, work or play, Heber Springs is your destination. Whatever your preference, this is the place: river or lake view; acreage, city or country, wooded or mountain; Living is Easy in Heber Springs!
The area is not only beautiful but compared to many other parts of the country, it is surprisingly affordable. According to Cooperative Arkansas Realtors MLS, the average sales price of a single family home in Cleburne County in 2016 was $195,000 with a median price of $160,000. Over 65 or disabled? Check with the Cleburne County Tax Assessor (501-362-8147) regarding the homestead tax credit and the possibility of capping the tax cost at the previous year’s value.

Click here for a list of real estate agents that will help you find your dream home in Heber Springs.

And if you need any type of home maintenance or service, just check our member directory for reputable providers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate

The winters are mild, autumn is a panorama of color, springtime is early with lovely dogwoods, azaleas and blooming red bud trees and summer with its long, lazy days perfect for swimming, boating, fishing and nature walks.  The pace is relaxed and peaceful.

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Industry

The industries in the Heber Springs area foster job opportunities which are an integral part of successful economic development in the community. Our industries range from Aromatique, Inc., the global leader in home fragrance products to Saint Jean Industries, a manufacturer of parts for Chrysler and Tesla. We are very proud that these companies chose Heber Springs as their base of operation and of the products they manufacture in our community.

Community Involvement

Whether you are a full-time resident, spending your vacation on the lake or river, or just enjoying a day of shopping in our historic downtown, the “good life” is evident in Heber Springs. The city of Heber Springs has been awarded the “Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year” almost every year for the past two decades. In 2016, our community logged 304,418.5 volunteer hours to win the award once again. It is easy to make new friends and get involved in our community with any number of clubs and organizations in the area. A variety of churches in the area offer numerous opportunities for individuals to worship in an environment of their choosing where they will find warm, welcoming and compassionate people.

Fun and adventure

Year round outdoor recreation is a way of life in Heber Springs. We hike and bike on our trail system, kayak and canoe on our river, fish and play on our lake.  Greers Ferry Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in North America, offers 40,000 acres of crystal clear waters with an undisturbed shoreline of 343 miles. Greers Ferry Lake is a fisherman’s paradise stocked with every game fish native to Arkansas and is the home of the record catches of a 22 lb. 12 oz. walleye and a 27 lb. 5 oz. hybrid striped bass. The Little Red River is ideal for kayaking and is the site of the record catch 40 pound, four ounce brown trout.

The lake area contains 15 federally-maintained parks, three national recreational trails, swimming areas, and numerous boat launching sites. Over 1100 campsites are maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Several privately owned campgrounds and cabins are available, as well as a wide selection of hotel and resort accommodations. There are eight marinas on the lake that provide boat, scuba gear, water toy and wave runner rentals for fun filled, adventurous days on the lake. Wide open stretches of the lake make it ideal for sailing and water sports.

Photo courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

A series of popular festivals and events are hosted annually in Heber Springs including Springfest, Fireworks Extravaganza,  The World Championship Cardboard Boat Race, the Ozark Trail Festival, the Downtown Scarecrow Stroll, Christmas Open House and the annual lighting of the Courthouse Square and Christmas Parade.  A complete list of festivals and events can be found on our events calendar. 

Fireworks Extravaganza on Sandy Beach, photo courtesy of James Jackson

 

Important Contact Information

Taxes

Real estate and property tax is 3.9% inside the city limits and 3.45 outside of the city limits based on mil levy of 20% of assess value. Assessed value X 20% X .0389 = annual tax due

Sales tax rate
District                          Rate
Arkansas State             6.500%
Cleburne County          1.625%
Heber Springs              1.000%
Total                              9.125%

Drivers License

Arkansas law requires anyone applying for initial Arkansas driver license to show proof of legal “presence” in the United States. Acceptable documents include a Social Security card, a valid U.S. Naturalization and Immigration photo card, a birth certificate, a U. S. Visa, or a military/military dependent ID card. At least one of these documents must be presented to a Department representative at any local Revenue Office before any initial driver license can be issued.

A new resident must obtain an Arkansas driver license at a local Revenue Office within thirty (30) days after arrival. No driver license examination is required if the applicant surrenders a valid license from another state, or surrenders one that is not expired more than 31 days. Arkansas issues a four-year license.

Office of Driver Services, P.O. Box 1272, Little Rock, AR 72203 (501) 682-7055

Local Revenue Office, North 2nd Street, Heber Springs, AR 7254 (501) 362-2469

Voter Registration

To register to vote in the Cleburne County, Heber Springs area, call the County Clerk’s Office at 501- 362-4620, or stop by the courthouse downtown.

County Government

Cleburne County
www.cleburnecountyar.com

All new residents must register their motor vehicles within thirty (30) days of establishing residence in Arkansas, according to Arkansas law. Proof of personal property assessment (through your county residence), proof that no personal property taxes are due and proof of the proper kind and amount of liability insurance must be presented at the time of registration to obtain a vehicle tag.
Local Revenue Office, North 2nd Street, Heber Springs, AR 7254 (501) 362-2469
Office of Motor Vehicles, P.O. Box 1272, Little Rock, AR 72203 (501) 682-4692

Aging Program-Senior Citizens 501-362-2413

Assessor’s Office 501-362-8147

Cooperative Extension Service 501-362-2524

County Circuit Clerk Office 501-362-8149

County Clerk’s Office 501-362-4620

County Health Dept. 501-362-7581

County Judge 501-362-8141

County Library 501-362-2477

County Surveyor 501-362-3653

County Treasurer’s Office 501-362-8124

Courthouse 501-362-8141

Emergency Services Office 501-362-2911

Mental Health 501-362-7595

Municipal Court Clerk 501-362-6585

Sheriff’s Office 501-362-8143

Social Security (Cleburne Co.) 501-268-5305

Social Services 501-362-3298

Tax Collector 501-362-8145

Veterans Affairs 501-362-6211

City Government

City of Heber Springs
www.cityofhebersprings.com

 

Clerk Treasurer 362-8445

Fire Chief’s Office 362-5523

Fire Dept to Report Fires 362-7555

Hearing Impaired-TTY 362-7817

Housing Authority 362-6108

Mayor’s Office 362-3635

Planning & Zoning Office 362-8303

Police Dept. 362-8291

Police Chief 362-3661

Sanitation Dept. 362-3635

Street Dept. 362-5710

Waste Water Treat. Plant 362-3375

Water Works 362-3422

Council Meeting 3rd Thursday of every month at City Hall in the Council Room at 6:00 PM.

State Government

Forestry Commission 362-2463
Highway Maintenance 362-3494
Human Services Dept. 362-3298
Revenue Office 362-2469
Secretary of State 1-800-482-1127
V.A. Benefits Depart. 1-800-482-5434

US Government

Corps of Engineers Damsite & Gatehouse 501-362-5233

Greers Ferry Powerplant 501- 362-3214

Lake & River Info 501-362-5150

Visitor Center 501-362-9067

Internal Revenue 1-800-829-1040

National Fish Hatchery 501-362-3615

Post Office(Heber Springs) 501-362-2493

Social Security Admin.1-800-772-1213

VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000

Other Important Phone Numbers

AARP 1-800-527-6277

American Red Cross 501-268-2691

AR Volunteer Lawyers1-800-999-2853

AR Hwy & Transp. Dept. – (road conditions) 501-569-2374 www.ahtd.state.ar.us

Arkansas Parks & Tourism www.arkansas.com 1-800-482-8999

Attorney General 1-800-482-8982

Better Business Bureau 1-800-482-8448

Consumer Protection 1-800-482-8982

Emergency Services Office 911

IRS Forms 1-800-424-3676

Public Service Comm. 1-800-482-1164

Small Business Admin. 501-324-5871

Toll Free Directory Assist 1-800-555-1212

Ambulance Services

Northstar EMS 501-362-2794
Emergency-911

Education

Heber Springs Public Schools

Business Office 501-362-6712

Elementary School 501-362-8155

Middle School 501-362-2488

High School 501-362-3141

ASU-Heber Springs 501-362-1100

State Employment Agencies

Employment Security Div. -Searcy 501-268-8601

Airport Facilities

Heber Springs Municipal Airport 501-362-3294

Longest runway–4,000 feet, Paved surface, lighted, NDB approach

Charter Service

Single and twin engine planes available. Nearest Commercial Service Little Rock–60 miles

Electricity

Entergy Corp. 800-368-3749

First Electric Coop 501-362-3166

Natural Gas

CenterPoint Energy-Arkla 800-992-7552

Water

Mountain Top Water 501-362-5803

Tumbling Shoals 501-362-8510

Water Works 501-362-3422

Propane

Ferrellgas  501-362-3373

Pinnacle Propane – 888-490-8896

Waste Disposal & Recycling

Sanitation Department – 501-362-3635

Waste Connections of Arkansas 501-362-2666

Telephone

A T & T
800-464-7928
www.attinternetservice.com 

Suddenlink Media 501-362-3413
www.suddenlink.net

Cable

Suddenlink Media  501362-3413
www.suddenlink.net

Internet Service Providers

Suddenlink Media –  362-3413
www.suddenlink.net

A T & T DSL  800-SBC-Yahoo
www.attinternetservice.com

Newspapers

The Sun-Times Newspaper 501-362-2425
www.thesuntimes.com  

Lake Area Weekly  501-884-6012
www.fairfieldbaynews.com

Radio

KFFB 106.1 FM -Fairfield Bay – 501-723-4850   www.kffb.com

KHPQ 92.1 Radio-Clinton-501-745-4474  www.khpq.com

KSUG 101.9 FM- Heber Springs – 501-270-4112 – www.facebook.com/KSUGFM/ 

Fishing Licenses

If you are 16 years or older, a fishing license is required to take or attempt to take game fish, turtles or frogs in Arkansas, unless you are fishing in a licensed “put and take pay lake.” The license must be carried with you. You may not possess a license that belongs to someone else or one that has been altered, backdated or counterfeited. If you are a nonresident, you may not possess a resident license. If you guide, aid or assist someone else in fishing for hire, you must have a guide license. You can buy many licenses over the counter at sporting goods stores, hunting and fishing supplies stores, some discount chains, boat docks or directly from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s regional or Little Rock offices. Call 1-800-364-4263 to order and pay by credit card or go to www.agfc.gov. For replacement of a lost license, call (501)223-6349.

Call 1-800-ASK-FISH for a recorded message about fishing conditions. A touch tone phone is necessary. Locally, you may call any of the marinas or river trout docks for fishing conditions

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