Sebastian County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Arkansas Crime Information Center provides crime data for all the counties in Arkansas. In its latest reports, there were 9 murders, 162 rapes, 100 robberies, and 621 aggravated assaults in Sebastian County in 2018. Recorded property crimes for that year include 837 burglaries, 318 motor vehicle thefts, and 20 arsons.

A quick comparison of the county’s 2014 and 2018 crime data shows that murder (125%), rape (23.7%), and aggravated assault (4.7%) rates increased during the period. Also, motor vehicle theft rate increased by 58.2% and arson rate went up by 81.8%. However, Sebastian County five-year crime trend reveals that robbery and burglary rates declined by 7.4% and 12.9% respectively.

Crime Record

The Record Services Division of the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office provides local criminal history checks for residents and citizens of the county. The Sheriff’s Office charges $5 for this service and accepts cash for payment.

The Division also provides copies of arrest records which only includes summaries of arrests without conviction status. To obtain this report, complete a Request for Local Arrest History. The Division charges a $2 fee for each request. Cash, cashier checks, debit cards, and credit cards are accepted for payment.

To order copies of a local criminal or arrest history report, visit the Records Services Division of Sheriffs Office located at the address provided below:

800 South “A” Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

The office is open to the public from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Copies of accident reports are also available from the Records Services Division of Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Each copy costs $4. Cashier’s checks, cash, debit cards, and credit cards are accepted for payment. Visit the Records Division at the address provided above to obtain copies.

The Arkansas Crime Information Center maintains a statewide Sex Offender Registry. To search for registered sex offenders located in Sebastian County, visit the Arkansas Sex Offender Search and search the database by name, street address, and zip code.

Jail Information

The Sebastian County Adult Detention Center is the only jail in the county. It is located at:

801 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Friends and family can deposit money in inmates’ accounts at the kiosk located in the detention center. The Regent Pay Website also offers a convenient way to deposit money into an inmates’ accounts online. Visit the website to view the payment options which include deposits into the Prepaid Phone Account, Inmate Pin Debit Account deposit, and Commissary Account deposit.

Inmate Records

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office provides an online Inmate Roster for members of the public to view the records of individuals currently being incarcerated in the detention facility. The roster can be searched by name and booking date.

Court Records

Sebastian County Circuit Court is the highest trial court in Sebastian County. Below are the addresses and contact details of this court:

Sebastian County Circuit Court
901 South "B" Street
Room #205
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: (479) 782-1046
Fax: (479) 784-1580

Sebastian County Circuit Court
301 East Center Street
Room #103
Greenwood, AR 72936
Phone: (479) 996-4175
Fax: (479) 996-6885

The Circuit Court Clerk is the custodian of the records of that court. To obtain copies of Circuit Court records, visit the Clerk’s Office in any of the circuit court addresses provided above. A certified copy is issued at a $5 fee, while a photocopy obtained in person costs 50 cents. Cash and credit cards are accepted for payment.

Sebastian County Circuit Court records can also be viewed online on the Justice Web portal. This website provides access to Circuit Court records from June 2015 to the present. To view older court records, visit the IBM Access Web and access it with the login details provided on the Circuit Clerk Website.

Sebastian County also has a District Court located in the addresses provided below:

Sebastian County District Court - Barling
City Hall
307 Fort Street
P.O. Box 23039
Barling, AR 72923
Phone: (479) 452-1550 ext. 211
Fax: (479) 452-5568

Sebastian County District Court - Central City
1101 Highway 255
Central City, AR 72941
Phone: (479) 452-6680
Fax: (479) 452-6295

Sebastian County District Court - Fort Smith
901 South "B" Street
Room #103
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: (479) 784-2420
Fax: (479) 784-2438

Sebastian County District Court - Greenwood
301 East Center Street
P.O. Box 925, Greenwood, AR 72936
Phone: (479) 996-6501
Fax: (479) 996-1175

The records of the District Court can be requested at the locations provided above. Records of Sebastian County District Court, Fort Smith Division are also available online at District Court Fort Smith Division website. Follow the login instructions provided on the website in order to access the court records.

Vital Records

Copies of divorce records can be obtained from the Circuit Court in Sebastian County. These are issued at $1 per page for mail requests and costs 50 cents if the copy is collected in person. For divorce cases in Fort Smith City, visit the Circuit Clerk’s Office at the Circuit Court located in Fort Smith at the address provided above. However, to obtain divorce records at the Greenwood courthouse, call the office at (479) 996-4175.

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office also provides copies of marriage licenses for Sebastian County. A certified copy costs $5 while a photocopy of the same record costs 50 cents if requested in person and $1 if sent via mail. Visit or call the Circuit Court location where the original marriage license was issued to request for copies. Cash or credit card is accepted for payment.

The Arkansas Department of Health provides certified copies of marriage, divorce, birth, and death certificates. To request copies of these vital records, start by downloading and completing a Divorce Coupon Application, Marriage Coupon Application, Birth Certificate Application, or a Death Certificate Application.

Each copy of divorce and marriage records costs $10. On the other hand, the first copy of the birth certificate costs $12, while each additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time attracts costs $10 per copy. The fees for a death certificate are $10 for the first copy and $8 for each additional copy of the same record requested together.

Submit the completed application for vital record by mail or in person. For a mail request, send a completed application with a copy of government-issued photo identification and payment to the address stated below:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

To submit an application in person, visit the Vital Record Section of The Arkansas Department of Health at the address provided above. The office is open from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash, credit/debit cards, checks and money orders are accepted for payment.