Lookup Public Records in Arkansas County, Arkansas. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Arkansas County Overview

Located in the state of Arkansas, Arkansas County has a population of about 19,019, according to the US Census Bureau. The county has dual seats in Dewitt and Stuttgart, which is also the largest community in the county. Its small population makes it the third least populous county in the state. Arkansas County was created in 1813 and has a total area of 1,034 square miles 45 of which is water, and the remaining 989 square miles is land. The first of the state’s 75 present-day counties to be created, Arkansas County is named after the Arkansas Indian tribe. The county is bordered on the north and northeast by Prairie County and Monroe County respectively. Phillips County neighbors to the east, Desha County to the south, Lincoln County to the southwest, Jefferson county to the west and Lonoke County to the northwest. Both the Arkansas Post National Memorial and the White River National Wildlife Refuge, which is partially in Arkansas County) are currently under National protection. Arkansas County is one of seven current-day counties in the United States to share the same name as the state they are in (the other six counties are Hawaii County, Idaho County, Iowa County, New York County, Oklahoma County, and Utah County). The county utilizes a total of ten zip codes and the largest is 72160.

Arkansas County Clerk Information

The clerk of the Superior Court of Arkansas County is Sarah Merchant and she is in the
Arkansas County Circuit Clerk (Northern District)
302 South College
Stuttgart, AR 72160
Phone: (870) 673-2056
E-Mail: sarah.merchant@leo.gov

Arkansas County Circuit Clerk (Southern District)
101 Court Square
DeWitt, AR 72042
Phone: (870) 946-4219
E-Mail: sarah.merchant@leo.gov

General court related information may be found online

or at the courthouse physical address:
625 Marshall Street
1320 Justice Building
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: 501-682-6849

The clerk operates under the direction of the presiding court judge, the Honorable Michael D. Peterson. All documents filed in the court are docketed to track the records. While most records are public information, some remain confidential. The clerk has duties, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Issuing jury summons, wage assignments, child support orders and address changes, and marriage licenses
  • Gatekeeper to public access to the Superior Court judicial system
  • Processing filing fees, bail bonds, service fees, appearance bonds, and court-ordered assessments for both juveniles and adults
  • Processing passport applications, servers, and bail bondsmen
  • Being present at all hearings to swear in witnesses, store exhibits and maintain an accurate record of the proceedings
  • Acting as Jury Commissioner, who maintains the active jury list for the court
  • Assisting public inquiries regarding child support processing

    Arkansas County Records

    A dual county seat with courthouses in Dewitt and Stuttgart, the oldest records in Arkansas are kept in the Dewitt Courthouse. They date from 1796 and are written in Spanish.

    You may perform online document searches here: https://www.arcocircuitclerk.com/online-document-search/ . Data is currently available from 1995 – Present. Images are currently available from 2005 – Present. Records are updated every 30 minutes.

    Several forms can be easily obtained on the site, and they include civil, criminal, juvenile, and family courts. In addition, you can obtain power of attorney forms, probate, and protective order forms, among others. https://courts.arkansas.gov/forms-and-publications Once forms are completed and printed out you may file your documents with the court at the clerk’s address above at the courthouse. Fee schedules apply and are subject to change; however, you may pay in person or via US Mail.

    Birth, death and marriage records may be researched here:
    http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/program/certificates-and-records

    Property records can be researched online here

    at the assessor’s office. The county assessor is Cathy Longnecker and you may reach her by phone at (870) 946-1795.

    Arkansas, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200918,784
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,496
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200925
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200945
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200925
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009269
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,176
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009107
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009628
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,817
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,418
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009227
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200983
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200962
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009211
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009152
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200972
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009102
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200975
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200974
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20097,544
    Arkansas County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Arkansas County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title 9, Ch. 11 and Premarital agreements – Title 9, Ch. 11, Subchapter 4
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Arkansas County Marriage License
    Location:302 South College Street, Stuttgart, Arkansas, 72160
    Phone:870-673-2056
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