Arkansas Public Records

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About Arkansas Open Public Record

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act FOIA, was signed into law on February 14, 1967. The Arkansas FOIA is considered one of the strongest and best models for open government. The Arkansas FOIA provides the citizens of Arkansas open access to the conduct of the public's business at every level of government. There have been several amendments to the Arkansas FOIA since being signed into law and as of 2010 there are eighteen exemptions added to the original law. These exemptions were created by the Arkansas legislature and specifically protect such things as grand jury minutes, adoption records, and the identity of law enforcement officers currently working undercover, along with other protections. Arkansas was admitted to the union on June 15, 1836 and is the 25th state. The state of Arkansas consists of 75 counties and 3,695 populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. County and city agencies range from county and municipal judicial branches to law enforcement and social services. Online services from absentee ballot request to workers' compensation opinions record searches are available. Find the best research for Arkansas open public records online. Look up all public recorded information for Arkansas state, city and county governments. Links to all municipalities with vital statistics like birth, court and crime records. Explore up to date crime reports and news. Read about census data, people, demographics, education and background history for the residents of Arkansas. Discover property and land values, current real estate data and other public property records. Also uncover business statistics, employment and income data pertaining to the area. Access Arkansas crime statistics and solicit criminal records from law enforcement. All resources are updated regularly to bring you current records and services.
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Arkansas Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Arkansas Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Arkansas

  • How do I find out if someone was just arrested in Arkansas?
    You can look up arrest logs in the country where the person was taken into custody by law enforcement (usually sheriffs department since it's county). Checking crime maps can show you which department responded and made the arrest. Second: Check the recent criminal activity reports for new incidents that are published by selecting a particular county in the menu above. (Staff)
  • How do I find out if someone has a warrant for their arrest, in Arkansas?
    Depends on where the warrant is out of? You can search the open warrant databases such as offered by Washington and Benton counties, or cities such as Fayetteville and Johnson. (Staff)
  • How can I get a copy of a marriage license in Arkansas?
    Arkansas Vital Records has marriage records dating from January 1917. Divorces from January 1923. Arkansas Department of Health's website provides the form. For actual license or decree you must contact the county/circuit clerk office where the marriage or divorce was recorded (Staff)
  • Where can I find Arkansas State prison records, from 1900 to 1920?
    You can look up historical or archived information freely online from the National Archives, then Records of the Bureau of Prisons (Record Group 129) 1870-1981. Here are the page from the national archives: Home, Research Our Records, Guide to Federal Records, then Records of the Bureau of Prisons. That will give you the record group number to do the search. (Staff)
  • How do I find my case number in Arkansas?
    You can connect to the court's case search page through this link: You should find it there. (Staff)