Arkansas Public Records

These include state income tax records, grand jury minutes, drafts of unpublished judicial opinions, records from ongoing investigations, identification of undercover law enforcement personnel, closed court documents, and any records that would invade personal privacy.

Statewide AR databases are catalogued below for you.  These are the most often used and sought resources at the state level.  For additional records, use the tools in the left-hand menu.

  • Court System - There are five levels in the Arkansas court system. At the first level are the 89 City Courts, which handle misdemeanors, preliminary felonies, and civil cases less than $5,000 and operate in small communities lacking District Courts. At the second level are the District Courts, responsible for the same case types as City Courts, but with countywide jurisdiction. They include a small claims division. At the third level are the Circuit Courts, which are general jurisdiction trial courts. The 23 Circuit Courts oversee criminal, civil, probate, domestic relations, and juvenile cases. At the fourth level is the Court of Appeals which is divided into seven districts and handles cases on appeal from lower courts. At the top is the Arkansas Supreme Court, the highest appeals court in the state.  Arkansas Court Records
  • Criminal Records - Misdemeanors, traffic cases, DWI/DUI cases, and preliminary hearings for felonies are handled at the City and District Courts. Felony and juvenile cases are handled at the Circuit Court level.  To access databases and learn more about criminal records in AR, refer to our Arkansas Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records - Birth & death certificates, and informational marriage & divorce certificates are provided by: Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, Slot 44, 4815 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, (501) 661-2174, Fax: (501) 663-2832.  Be sure to read the access restrictions on our Vital Records page.  There we have consolidated resources for birth, death, divorce, and marriage records in Arkansas.


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Arkansas historical records of marriages, deeds, court records, property, probate, and naturalization records. Includes Confederate Home residents (indigent Confederate soldiers and their widows).

Arkansas Court of Appeals

Current and past Arkansas Court of Appeals Opinions and Citations.

Births and Christenings 1880-1893

Arkansas birth, baptism, and christening records filed between 1880 and 1893.

Campaign Disclosures

Arkansas campaign disclosure reports filed with the Secretary of State.

Candidate Filings

Index of Arkansas candidates for public office searcable by name, position, county, or party.

Cemetery Records

Use this RootsWeb service to search or browse for cemetery records and transcriptions in Arkansas.


Search the official Arkansas state code. Gives list of relevant sections and text of the code. Can also browse by title, subtitle, chapter, and section.

Company Search | Trademarks

Search for Arkansas trademarks by name, owner, city, state, or filing number. Gives date filed, trademark class, expiration date, and contact information.

Court Opinions | State Supreme Court

Latest and past Arkansas Supreme Court Opinions and citations.

Court Records | PACER Federal District Courts  Pay Site

PACER United States District Court civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

Court | Administrative Orders

Arkansas Judiciary index of Administrative Orders.

Court | Rules

Arkansas Judiciary most recent court rules.

Court | Ticket Payments

Arkansas traffic, parking and court fine online payments for Crawford, Faulkner, Garland, Hot Spring, Independence, Lonoke, Montgomery, Polk, Pulaski, and White counties.

Deaths & Burials 1882-1963

Limited database of Arkansas deaths and burials that cover 1882-1929 and 1945-1963.

Election Commissioners

Arkansas election commissioners by county. Gives contact information for each entry.

Employment - Arkansas Next

Information on life after high school in Arkansas. Includes help on finding, choosing, and paying for a college. Also includes help on finding and choosing a job.

Government Directory

Search for a person by name or search for a department, board/commission, or service in the Arkansas State Government.

Interior Designers

Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers member roster search for interior designers.


Search for current Arkansas state legislation. Search by text, primary sponsor, bill number, act number, or type. Gives abstract, summary, and full text for each act, amendment, bill, or resolution.

Legislative Bill Tracking System (Lobbyist-in-a-Box)

Track Arkansas legislation by keyword, committee, legislator, or code section. Status change notification by email or pager, report generator, and individual bill notes. Paid membership required.

Marriages 1837-1944

Arkansas marriage records filed between 1837 and 1944.

Marriages 1837-1957

Marriages in Arkansas counties filed between 1837 and 1957 and view images of the records.

Meth Contaminated Properties

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality database of properties contaminated by illegal drug manufacturing activities.

Missing Children

List of missing children in Arkansas from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Includes a photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.

Missing Persons

Arkansas "Never Forgotten" missing persons database.

Public Libraries

Arkansas public library locations.

State Surplus Items

Arkansas Office of State Procurement, Marketing & Redistribution | Auction items.

Unsolved Crimes - Hot Cases

The Arkansas State Police's listing of hot cases provides case details, photos and contact information.

Vehicle Accident Records

Arkansas State Police crash report searches offered at no charge. | Adobe PDF copy of the report is $10.00.

Vehicle Registration Renewal  Pay Site

Vehicle registration and/or change of address online. This site requires payment with a valid credit card or electronic check information.

Vehicle Titles, Registrations & Liens  Pay Site

Search this subscription and fee-based database of Arkansas titles, registrations and liens by VIN, license plate # or title #. Link takes you to subscription page.

Workers Compensation Claims

Click on "Claim Search" to search the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission for Arkansas workers compensation claims. Access requires paid membership with the "Information Network of Arkansas."

Arkansas is located in the Southern United States. The Capital is Little Rock and the largest city is Little Rock.  The Official Web Site is located at  Arkansas is the 32nd most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 2,966,369 and the 2010 census population was 2,915,958.  The land area is 52,035.48 square miles and there are 56 persons per square mile.

79.9% of the population is White, 15.6% is Black or African American, 6.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% are two or more races. 83.7% are a high school graduate or higher, and 20.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $107,300. There are on average 2.53 persons per household, the per capita income is $22,170, the median household income is $40,768, and 19.2% of the persons in Arkansas are considered below poverty level.

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