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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Information on foreclosure sales, licenses and certificates,
court system, land records, filing fees and more.

Q: What is the contact information for the District Courts?
A: There are six (6) District Courts: Benton (501) 303-5670; Bryant (501) 847-5223; Bauxite (501) 557-5936; Alexander (501) 455-2585; Shannon Hills (501) 455-2003; and Haskell (501) 776-2666.

Q: Where do I pay fines and restitution?
A: Fines and restitution imposed is paid at the Sheriff’s Office. For more information call (501) 303-5609. Fines and restitution ordered by District Court are handled by the District Court.

Q: Are juvenile records available for viewing?
A: No. All juvenile records are confidential.

Q: Where can I get a list of foreclosure sales?
A: All foreclosure sales are posted outside the Circuit Clerk’s Office on the bulletin board.

Q: What do I need to know to bid on foreclosure sales?
A: All property is sold “as is” with no warranty. The Circuit Clerk’s Office does not perform land searches. The Circuit Clerk’s Office only handles the judicial foreclosures or sales ordered by the court. All non-judicial foreclosures are sold in the main hallway of the courthouse. Information on each sale is posted outside the Circuit Clerk’s Office on the bulletin board. The postings are made by the law firm handling the foreclosure.

Q: Does the Circuit Clerk’s Office have blank forms (Divorce, Name Change, Deeds, Mortgages, etc)?
A: No. We do NOT provide any legal forms for divorces, name change, deed, mortgages, etc. You may contact an attorney, Title Company, or if you know how to fill out the forms yourself or you may visit www.arlegalservices.org.

Q: Where do I file my notary information?
A: Notary information is filed in the Recorder’s Office. For more information on becoming a Notary Public, see the Arkansas Secretary of State web site.

Q: Can I get a copy of my marriage license?
A: Marriage licenses are located at the County Clerk’s Office, (501) 303-5630.

Q: Can I get a copy of my birth certificate?
A: Birth certificates are kept at the Bureau of Vital Records in Little Rock. For births outside Arkansas, contact the government offices of the state of birth.