Garland County Circuit Clerk  
Tuesday, October 26, 2021  
Court Records
This office handles data entry of files, maintains the files for each of the courts, and maintains the dockets for the circuit judges. In addition, Court Deputy Clerks handle numerous other duties, including answering the phone, issuing warrants, summons, subpoenas & notices, and waiting on the public. Court Deputy Clerks also work closely with the probation offices, DHS, prosecutors, attorneys and judges (as appropriate for the individual courts).

This office does not give out legal advice.

Domestic Court
Handles divorce, domestic abuse, child support, paternity and other case filings.

Civil Court
Handles negligence, bad faith, fraud, malpractice, product liability, foreclosure, quiet title, injunction, partition condemnation, condemnation, replevin, declaratory judgment, unlawful detainer, foreign judgment, writs, administrative appeal, property forfeiture, remove disabilities, name changes and other case filings.

Juvenile Court
Handles delinquency cases, dependency-neglect cases and Family In Need of Services (FINS) cases.

Criminal Court
Handles all felony type cases filed by the Garland County Prosecutors office and all appeals from the District Courts.

Court Records
All court records are maintained and kept by the clerk as permanent records. With the exception of juvenile court records, these records are public information.

The Circuit Clerk also collects payments for the Juvenile Court Fees(Probation, FINS and Diversion) and Criminal Court Indigent Defense Payments. Payments may be sent by mail, please be sure the name and case number is written on the check or money order. (If seeing a probation officer, follow his/her instructions for payment.)

The Circuit Clerk's office cannot make any changes to your restitution payment schedule. Any such changes need to be approved by the Prosecuting Attorney's office. Please contact your attorney.

Child Support
The Garland County Circuit Clerk’s office is responsible for acceptance of payments and maintaining the court record for court ordered private pay cases. The office is located at 501 Ouachita, Room 207, Hot Springs, AR 71901 and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F. Our office can be reached at 501-622-3630.

You may also want to visit the Dept. of Finance & Administration (DFA), which oversees state child support services.

Recorder's Office
The Recorder's Office is responsible for recording all deeds, mortgages and all other affecting instruments and transfers for the county. The office is also available for title research, although county employees are not licensed or bonded to conduct searches.

The Recorder's Office is the Garland County location for the swearing in of Notaries Public. For more information on becoming a Notary Public, see the Secretary of State web site.

Division Locations Address Number
Courts 501 Ouachita Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Recorder’s Office 501 Ouachita Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Child Support 501 Ouachita Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Juvenile 607 Ouachita Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901

The Circuit Clerk's Office is prohibited by law from giving legal advice.
Garland County