Mission Statement

"To serve the people and to uphold the laws of the county and the state. Fulfilling our statutory duties as a record custodian and fee officer to the best of our abilities."

The circuit clerk is the clerk of the circuit court consisting of criminal and domestic relations, civil court, and juvenile court and usually acts as the ex-offico recorder of the county. The administrative duties of the circuit clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the circuit courts and to prepare the dockets for these courts (ACA 16-20-102). The circuit clerk issues summons, warrants, and writs, records orders, judgments, and injunctions authorized by the circuit court for delivery by the county sheriff. The circuit clerk also maintains a file of all cases pending in either court, as well as a record of all past court cases and their disposition (ACA 16-20-303 and 16-20- 304). In addition, the circuit clerk acts as a secretary to the jury commission by keeping a list of all prospective jurors (ACA 16-32-105).

The circuit clerk is also the ex-officio county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within the county (ACA 14-15-402). The circuit clerk maintains a record of many miscellaneous items. The circuit clerk also swears in all notaries public and files regulations of state agencies which license trade or professional workers.

(Arkansas Association of Counties Handbook)