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Desha County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Desha County Information

Desha County can be found in the state of Arkansas. Back in 2010, Desha County had a total population of 13,008. The county seat is Arkansas City.

It was formed in 1838.

It was named for Captain Benjamin Desha, who fought in the War of 1812.

Desha County Arrest Records

Arrest records are kept on each crime in Desha County. Crimes in Desha County are split up into two main categories, violent crime and property crime. Property crimes can include things such as burglary, vehicle theft, and larceny. Robbery, aggravated assault, murder, and forcible rape make up the four main violent crime categorizations. Crimes for this county have not maintained frequent reporting, and as such, cannot be recorded. Desha County Sheriff’s Office can be contacted at:

Desha County Sheriff’s Office
604 President St
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Office: (870) 877-2327
Fax: (870) 877-3406

Desha County Criminal Records

Desha County records their criminal activity in the form of criminal records. These records cover murders, rapes, burglaries, arson, motor vehicle theft, assaults, and crimes of a sexual nature. All police records in Desha County are updated. In order to get access to the records in question, Desha County residents can use a search tool. Anyone on release or in jail can be searched for using this tool. Desha County keeps a current register of all local sex offenders. These include any offender living, attending school, working, or jailed in the Desha County area. This up-to-date register is then made available to the public, as is the fundamental right of anyone living in Desha County.

Citizens of Desha County can therefore search for any sex offenders within a certain distance of their homes. Using the tools, residents must simply enter their home’s zip code or an address they would like to use as their focal point. All offenders within that area will then be revealed to the searcher. People may also use the tools to look up individual known offenders. These include any incarcerated or non-compliant offenders in Desha County.

Desha County Court Records

The county courthouse is in charge of the courts in Desha County. Court records in Desha County are amassed and taken care of by the court clerk. In the state of Arkansas, the Court of Appeals has the power to oversee any lower court case in which one party appeals. The 75 superior and trial courts across the 75 counties, including Desha County, are overseen by the Court of Appeals. Desha County court records can be accessed at:

Desha County Courthouse
604 President Street
P.O. Box 309
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Phone: (870) 877-2411, (870) 222-0930
Fax: (870) 877-3407

NOTE - Typical records in Desha County can be delivered by mail, email, or fax. Desha County official records can only be directed via mail.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

Desha County Public Records

Each resident in the state of Arkansas has vital records kept on them. All important life events are recorded in these records. These records could consist of marriages, divorces, deaths, births, and more. Desha County is, as well as other counties in the state, pivotal in the collection of these records for Arkansas. These counties, such as Desha County, are usually put in charge of amassing files and sending copies to the state government.

Marriage records are obtained by the county clerk Desha County. All records are kept by the Arkansas Department of Health. The files that Desha County would have amassed on these life events include birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. All Arkansas state vital records, including those from Desha County, are stored in one central registry. Statistical analysis can be carried out regarding the records.

In Desha County, locals can access and copy these vital records because they are found in the public domain. The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 1967 gives the general public in Desha County this fundamental right. The most recent change to this law came in 2017. Desha County public records can be obtained at:

Desha County Clerk’s Office
604 President Street
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Phone: (870) 877-2411
Fax: (870) 877-3407

Then again, Desha County does charge per record copy. Birth records in Desha County cost $12. Death certificates in Desha County will set a person back $10 for a first copy. Marriage certificates in Desha County will set a person back $10 in Desha County.

NOTE - Desha County has a variety of rules that needs to be followed with regard to obtaining records. Desha County requesters must obtain records between 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p. m. CST from Monday to Friday. Photo ID is needed to purchase records in Desha County. Photo ID could be a driver's license or state ID. In Desha County, requesters must also put their public record requests in writing.