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Polk County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Polk County Information

Polk County exists in the state of Arkansas. A local census found that Polk County had a total population of 20,662 in 2010. The county seat is Mena.

It was formed in 1844.

It was named for James Polk, President of the United States.

Polk County Arrest Records

In Polk County, arrest records are also kept on each individual crime within the jurisdictional area. Crimes are separated into two main categorizations in Polk County. Violent crime and property crime are the classes in question. 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. Polk County had 14 violent and 208 property crimes back in 2018. Polk County Sheriff’s Office can be contacted at:

Polk County Sheriff’s Office
507 Church Street
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-2511
Fax: (479) 394-1975

Polk County Criminal Records

Polk 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. The criminal records in Polk County are consistently updated. In order to get access to the records in question, Polk County locals can use a search tool. Any individual on release or in jail can be searched for using the tool. Polk County legally keeps current sex offender registers. Every single offender living, working, attending school, or jailed in the Polk County area must be on this list. All Polk County residents may access an up-to-date copy of this register.

Residents of Polk County also have the right to search for any nearby offenders. People must simply enter a zip code to act as the center of their search. The searcher will then be able to see all offenders in the local area. Specific offenders can also be located using these search tools in Polk County. Results feature all offenders, even those in prison or non-compliant.

Polk County Court Records

In Polk County, the county courthouse oversees all criminal, family, and civil cases. The court clerk maintains all Polk County court records. The Court of Appeals of Arkansas can examine all contested decisions in the state. The Court of Appeals oversees all contested decisions made at the 75 county superior and trial courts, including in Polk County. Citizens must enquire court records in Polk County at:

Polk County Courthouse
507 Church Avenue
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-8100
Fax: (479) 394-8170

NOTE - Average records in Polk County can be directed by mail, email, or fax. But, any official or certified records in Polk County can only be delivered via mail.

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Polk County Public Records

The state keeps vital records on every last member of the public in Arkansas, including Polk County. These records refer to a person's most prominent life events. These milestone events incorporate deaths, births, divorces, and marriages. Counties such as Polk County help to collect these records. The state requires some counties to collect and send copies of the documents.

Marriage records are accumulated by the county clerk Polk County. These records are stored at the Arkansas Department of Health. Birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, and marriage certificates make up the most important vital records. All Arkansas state vital records are located in one central registry. Statistical analysis can be carried out regarding the reports.

Any public record can be copied and accessed by residents in Polk County. The state of Arkansas passed the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) back in 1967, meaning that members of the public now have the fundamental right to access any public records. The most recent change to this law came in 2017. Residents can obtain copies of public records in Polk County at:

Polk County Clerk’s Office
507 Church Avenue
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-8123
Fax: (479) 394-8170

Then again, Polk County does charge per record copy. First copies of birth records cost $12 in Polk County. Death certificates in Polk County will set a person back $10. First copies of marriage records cost $10 in Polk County.

NOTE - There are many rules that need to be followed in order for Polk County requesters to obtain records. Any individual must visit between 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. CST from Monday to Friday to obtain records in-person in Polk County. If a requester wishes to get hold of files, they must bring some form of photo identification. Both driver's licenses and state IDs would suffice. Polk County insists upon public record applications being put in writing.