District Court

Court is held on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. for Arraignments. Trials are on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m., as well as the third Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m.

Civil and Small Claims Court is held on the third Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

TYPES OF PAYMENTS ACCEPTED:

  • Cash
  • Local Checks (No out of state checks/make checks payable to Elkins District Court)
  • Money Orders
  • Cashiers Checks
  • Credit and Debit Cards

We accept the credit/debit card payments through Courtpay.org. There is a convienence fee to pay through Courtpay.org as follows:

  • $8.95 for any amount up to $135.00
  • A flat rate of 6.95% for anything over $135.00

Please call the court to verify the correct amount to pay if you are paying in full in lieu of a court appearance, and to verify that the citation can be paid in full without a court appearance.

If you cannot pay your citation in full court day, you may set up a time pay, with a minimum payment of $110.00 due court night to open your time pay, and a minimum monthly payment of $50.00 per month due on the balance. There is an additional $10.00 per month finance fee, effective April 1, 2013, owed on any time pay.

Payments are made at the Elkins District Court Clerk’s Office at: 201 West First Avenue, Elkins, AR 72727. If you are mailing in your payment and would like a receipt, please enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope, and the receipt will be mailed back.

There is a drop box available at the Clerk’s Office for after hours. Make sure name is legible and includes date of birth.

NOT GUILTY PLEAS

We accept not guilty pleas by phone, please call the Clerk’s Office no later than noon on your arraignment date if you wish to call in a not guilty plea.

WARNING
IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT AS ORDERED ON YOUR COURT DATE OR FAIL TO ABIDE BY YOUR MONTHLY TIME PAY, THE COURT MAY ISSUE A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST, YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE MAY BE SUSPENDED, AND YOU CAN BE JAILED AND/OR FINED.