County Judge

Larry Cowling


Little River County


Monday - Friday

8:00am - 4:30pm


351 N. Second St., Ste. 4, Ashdown, 71822

The Chief Executive Officer for county government in Arkansas is the County Judge. As chief executive, the Judge authorizes and approves the disbursement of all appropriated county funds, operates the system of county roads, administers ordinances enacted by the quorum court, has custody of county property, accepts grants from federal, state, public and private sources, hires county employees except those persons employed by other elected officials of the county, and presides over the quorum court without a vote, but with the power of veto (ACA 14-14-1101 – 1102).

All powers not vested in the County Judge as the Chief Executive Officer of the County shall continue to be exercised and administered by the County Court, over which the County Judge shall preside. The County Court, in fact, is the County Judge sitting in a judicial role.