Chicot County, Arkansas

Circuit Clerk

Responsibilities of the Circuit Clerk's office

The Chicot County Circuit Clerk’s Office consists of

  • Criminal, Juvenile, Civil and Domestic Courts
  • Child Support, Accounting, Archives

The ex-officio County Recorder’s Office consists of

  • Official recording of the Chicot County land record
  • Liens, Plats, Bonds as well as the swearing in and
  • Recording of all Notaries of the Public
  • Accepting Agency for Passport Services

Court Filing Fees

For initiating a cause of action in the circuit court
(Civil, domestic, out of state judgment and all appeals)
Ark. Code Ann. §21-6-403(b)(1)
For reopening a cause of action in the circuit court $50.00
Out-of-state subpoena $4.50
(plus 60¢ for each supporting document)
For filing an appointment to serve as a Civil Process Server $140.00
For renewal of a Civil Process Server $50.00
Circuit Clerk issuing subpoenas for civil and domestic cases.
When counsel requests clerk to prepare and issue subpoenas for court cases.
Writs of Garnishment and Execution $20.00
For any cause of action which by court order is transferred from any district or circuit court to a circuit court. $50.00
Certification of a Court Document $5.00
Authentication of a Court Document or Court Record $5.00
A Writ for a dormant judgment against a person to be revived.
($5.00 for each additional page)

Recorder's Filing Fees

Mortgage assignments, Mortgage Releases, and other instruments
Ark. Code Ann. §21-6-403(a)(1)(B). Act 615 of the Regular Session, 2007.

If a single document lists multiple instruments:

A fee of $15.00 per additional instrument listed, not to exceed $300.00

Mortgagee’s or Trustee’s Notice of Default and Intention to Sell
Ark. Code Ann. §18-50-104.

Plus recording fee of $15.00 for the first page (1) side only and $5.00 for each additional page.
Waiver of requirements of Ark. Code Ann. 14-15-402(b)(1) for good cause (at Recorder's discretion)
Ark. Code Ann. §21-6-403(a)(2). Act 615 of the Regular Session, 2007.
Writs of Garnishment & Execution
Ark. Code Ann. §21-6-403(a)(1)(A). Act 615 of the Regular Session, 2007.
Amended Lis Pendens, Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Federal Tax Liens, Foreign Judgments (within the State of Arkansas), Lis-Pendens, Materialmen’s and Mechanic’s Liens, Medical Liens, Mortgages, Notary Bonds, Plats, Powers Of Attorney, Release Deeds, Surveys, and any Recordable instruments except as otherwise described in this section. (See below for additional details)

Ark. Code Ann. §21-6-403(a)(1)(A). Act 615 of the Regular Session, 2007.
$5.00 for every page subsequent to the first
Note: a two-sided instrument counts as two pages.
State Tax Liens $8.00
Financing Statement / UCC Filings  
Financing Statements (filed before July 28, 1995) and are now needing to be released with a Termination Statement  
Pursuant to Act 942 of 2009, the filing of all agricultural liens and farm-related security interest filings will be made in the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office.  
Certificate of Assessment or any other instrument not specified $8.00
Certification of a UCC $6.00
Copy of a document $0.25
Certificate of Notary $5.00
Copies of full-size plats $3.00
DD2-14 forms No Charge
Bond in Contest $15.00
$5 for each addtional page

If you are behind in child support payments, you may not be able to get a passport. See Child Support.

For assistance for special circumstances, visit the Recorder's Office or call 479-271-1017.

Additional information may be found at the U.S. Department of State web site
Application Fee (payable to U.S. Department of State)

  • Book, Adult (16 and over): $110
  • Book, Children (age 15 and under): $80
  • Card, Adult (16 and over): $30
  • Card, Children (age 15 and under): $15

Execution Fee (payable to Chicot County Circuit Clerk's Office) $25

Recommended Overnight Return Delivery Service (USPS Express Mail® service): $12.72

The Overnight Return Delivery Service fee is an optional fee charged when customers request to have their newly issued U.S. Passport book shipped to them using Overnight Return Delivery Service. Please note that Overnight Return Delivery Service is not available for the U.S. Passport Card. Customers applying for the passport book and the passport card will only receive the passport book by Overnight Return Delivery Service. Passport cards will be mailed to the applicants using first class mail service.

      1. Sending your passport application
      2. Returning your passport to you

Neither overnight return delivery service nor Priority Mail service will be available for the passport card. Passport cards will be mailed to applicants using First Class Mail service.

Expedite Fee, All (payable to U.S. Department of State)*           $60.00

Accepted Forms of Payment

Payment Type Chicot County Department of State
Cash X  
Personal Check X X
Business Check X X
Cashier's Check X X
Traveler's Check   X
Treasurey Check   X
Debit Card    
Postal Money Order X X
Non-Postal Money Order X X
Canadian Postal Money Order    
Foreign Money Order    
Credit Card    
Postal Payment Card