Arkansas Public Records
Public records in Arkansas are administered by a number of different divisions and departments. Some records are maintained at the state level and some at the county level. Generally, though, Arkansas's public records are easy to find and access, many of them are available online.
In Arkansas, vital records - including records of birth, death, marriage, and divorce - are administered by the Arkansas Department of Health. People can order vital records online or in person.
Online - To request records online, visit the website of third party processor VitalChek. There is an additional fee for the service, but it's a convenient option for those outside Little Rock.
In Person - To request records in person, visit the Arkansas Vital Records Office at 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 44, in Little Rock.
For more information, visit the Vital Records Office web page or call them at (501) 661-2336.
The Office of Arkansas State Police maintains a searchable criminal background database online. Access is restricted unless the requester has the signed written consent of the subject of the record. The fees vary based on the type of record requested, and users are required to sign up for an account prior to searching the records.
For more information, visit the Criminal Background Check page of the Arkansas State Police website or call them at (501) 618-8500.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has an online docket search feature. It is possible to search by party name or case number.
Other Arkansas jurisdictions generally maintain their own individual websites, but many county offices subscribe to Arkansas's CourtConnect System, which is operated by the the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts. Via the CourtConnect website, it is possible to search county court records by party name or case type.
The Arkansas Secretary of State maintains business records for corporations and limited liability companies. The business entity records typically include such information as the name and file number of the business, the names of any officers or agents, as well as the date of formation. The document search page is here. This search is free and the records can be viewed online.
The Arkansas Secretary of State can be reached by phone at (501) 682-1010. The main office of the Secretary of State is located at the State Capitol, in Room 256.
Property records in Arkansas are maintained at the the county level. But it's easy to search county property information through this very helpful website. It provides an interactive map and list of the 48 Arkansas counties for which it has databases. Property information and tax records are available for free online search and viewing.
Of course, records are also always available in person at the local county Assessor's Office, which is a good place to contact for more information.
Arkansas code sections 27-50-901 et. seq. govern driving records in the state. Driving records are only available with the subject's written consent. They can be requested online, by mail, or in person.
Online - To order a copy of your driving record online, visit the Online Driver Record Request System. Enter the required information and pay the fee.
By Mail - To order by mail, send a request, along with the required fee, to:
P.O. Box 1272
Little Rock, AR 72203
In Person - To obtain a record in person, visit the Little Rock Driving Records Office at Room 1130, 1900 West 7th Street, Little Rock, or visit any Arkansas Revenue Office. Arkansas Revenue Office contact information is available here.