Circuit Clerk



Who We Are And Our Duties
The Circuit Clerk is the clerk of the Circuit and Juvenile Courts and acts as the ex-officio recorder of Crawford County.

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. The Circuit Clerk issues summons, warrants, subpoenas and writs authorized by the Circuit Court for delivery by the Crawford County Sheriff. The Clerk also maintains a file of all cases pending with the Circuit Court, as well as a record of all past court cases and their depositions.

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. The Circuit Clerk maintains a record of many miscellaneous items, and files certain licenses. The Circuit Clerk also swears in notaries public.

Criminal Division
The Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Criminal Division of Circuit Court. A court action is initiated in criminal court by the filing of an Information by the Prosecuting Attorney. The Information is a formal accusation of crime. The Information must be accompanied by an Affidavit showing cause for the issuance of the Information and/or a bench warrant. A cause of action may also be initiated by a Grand Jury indictment or may be filed as an appeal from an inferior court (i.e. district court).

Criminal records may be accessed at any time at https://caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov

Civil Division
The Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Civil Division of Circuit Court. In the Civil Division a court action is initiated by the filing of a complaint/petition by the Plaintiff. A case may also be initiated by an appeal from a lower court (i.e. small claims). Examples of the specific types of cases filed in the Civil Division are: Negligence, Bad Faith, Fraud, Malpractice, Product Liability, Contract issues, Foreclosures, Quiet Title, Injunction, Partition, Condemnation, Replevin, Declaratory Judgment, Unlawful Detainer, Incorporations, Election disputes, Foreign Judgments, Administrative Appeals, Property Forfeitures, Removal of Disabilities and Name Changes.
Civil Court Coversheet

Civil records may be accessed at any time at https://caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov

Domestic Relations Division
The Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Domestic Relations Division of Circuit Court. In the Domestic Relations Division, cases are initiated by the filing of a complaint/petition by the Plaintiff. A case may also be initiated by a transfer from another jurisdiction. Types of Domestic Relations cases are: Divorce, Annulment, Separate Maintenance, Custody/Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Domestic Abuse, Contempt and Body Attachments.
Domestic Relations Cover Sheet
Confidential Cover Sheet
Domestic records may be accessed at any time at https://caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov

Child Support Division
The Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Registry of the Court. Duties include keeping a record of child support and alimony payments ordered by the Court to be paid through the Registry. We do not handle payments that have been ordered by the Court to be paid through wage withholding. Payments made by wage withholding are handled by the Arkansas Child Support Clearinghouse. Questions regarding payments made though wage withholding should be directed to the Clearinghouse. The telephone number for the Clearinghouse is 1-866-428-8382 or you may contact the local Child Support Enforcement office at 479-471-8855.

Court Registry
479-471-3221


Juvenile Division
The Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court. Juvenile records are not open to the public. Records may only be accessed by the attorneys of record or by governmental agencies involved in the case.

In the Juvenile Division, proceedings shall be commenced by the filing of a petition with the Circuit Clerk’s Office or by a transfer from another court. There are two basic types of Juvenile cases: family in need of services and dependency-neglect.

Circuit Clerk

Sharon L. Blount-Baker
300 Main Street, Room 22
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
479-474-1821
479-471-0622 Fax
479-471-3221 Child Support Registry
sblountbaker@crawford-county.org

Circuit Clerk Staff
Chief Deputy Pam Neel
Court Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Shearburn
Domestic Relations (Family Law) Nicole Green
Juvenile Kristen Edwards
Civil Whitney Woodward
Criminal Stephine Smith
Child Support Carrie Kilgore
Recording Supervisor Carrie Kilgore
Recording Department Kelly Loomis
Jennifer Willoughby
Dayna Mohr
Bridget Dodson
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