Comprehensive Infomation About How to Find Arkansas Public Records
The state of Arkansas is contained in 52,068 square miles and is populated by almost 3 million people. Arkansas was admitted to the union on June 15, 1836. The capital and largest city in Arkansas is Little Rock. There are seventy-five counties in Arkansas, Pulaski County being the largest and most populated. Arkansas is represented in the United States Congress by 2 senators and 4 members in the House of Representatives. The food products industry is the largest source of employment in Arkansas, followed closely by lumber and wood products. Arkansas is also one of the largest producers of cotton, rice and soybeans.
Through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Arkansas is bound to make certain documents available to the public. This means the public has access to state agency rules and methods of operation, as well as the documents and information those agencies maintain. Meetings of state agencies and organizations typically fall under the Freedom of Information Act as well, allowing the public to view meeting minutes which help provide transparency as to the operation of the various state agencies.
As state bureaucracies can sometimes make it difficult to determine where and how to locate state maintained documents and information, PublicRecordCenter provides valuable, time saving direction to aid in locating various state recorded information. You will find direct links to official state agency web sites which provide instructions on how to request information and documents. Citizens may request to review and receive copies of these public documents and information through the Arkansas Department of Health. In many cases, these state agency web sites make forms to request documents available online. PublicRecordCenter presents all of this information in an easy to follow and access directory.
Arkansas criminal records are maintained and provided through the Arkansas State Police. An individual representing an employer or a professional licensing board may access an online request for a criminal history check. Individuals outside of the above listed categories who wish to obtain a criminal history of an individual, must submit a manual record request in person or by mail to the Arkansas State Police Identification Bureau. This request will result in a record of felony and misdemeanor convictions in Arkansas.
It is possible to obtain information regarding certain individual or business assets which are a matter of public record. In Arkansas this information is likely to include property ownership records, valuations, and property sales histories. Access to this information is through the specific county assessor’s office. It is typical to find an online search through the county assessor’s web site. There are direct links to these county assessor’s web sites through Public record center. The Arkansas Secretary of State web site provides an online U.C.C. search and filing database which provides a public record of secured interests.
The Arkansas court system is accessible online in a concise and easy to follow presentation. Public access to Arkansas court records are available through direct links to specific courts such as circuit, district, city, bankruptcy, supreme and appellate courts. Follow these links to obtain court records and information regarding divorces, civil suits and criminal cases. Search links to information and records about judgments and lien filings, dockets and court forms available online.
Searching a portal of public record pages greatly enhance a researcher’s ability to achieve success quickly when attempting to obtain current, up to date information in any public record search. Multiple links presented in an organized layout allow access to quality web sites offering valuable information and instructions regarding public record retrieval from a multitude of Arkansas online databases.
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