Elkins District Court

COVID-19 Notice

****Tuesday August COURT DATES****

In-person proceedings are being held with following requirements

  • All entering the building will be required to wear a self-provided mask and asked screening questions
  • Only Defendants & Attorneys are allowed in the building

 

*****Tuesday 8/11/20 Court Date*****

  • County/Goshen Prosecutor - Charles Duell - will be available to start meeting with people about 10am
  • City Prosecutor - Morgan Doughty - will be available to start meeting with people about 1pm

 

****Friday 8/21/20 COURT DATE****

If you were given an August 21, 2020 court date, you will need to contact:

If your citation was issued by a Washington County Deputy, Goshen Police Department, or the Arkansas State Police

                Contact:               Charles Duell

                                                Washington County/ Goshen Prosecutor -

                                                Does not handle Issues within the Elkins City Limits

                                                479-871-0331

                                                cduell@co.washington.ar.us

We appreciate your patience during this time as the safety of the public and court personnel is the of the utmost importance.

If you have any questions, contact the court @ 479-643-4170

The Washington County District Court, Elkins Department ensures court procedures are done properly while respectfully serving citizens.

We have jurisdiction over traffic violations, city ordinance violations, and misdemeanor criminal offenses within the city limits of both Elkins and Goshen, extending to the county limits.

You may file a civil action or a small claim in Elkins Court.

Court Days

Arraignments are held Tuesday afternoons at 2:30pm.

Bench Trials are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1pm and the 3rd Friday of the month. (Dates are based upon level of offense and jurisdiction)

Civil & Small Claims are heard on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30pm

WARNING: If you fail to appear in court as ordered, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest and your driver's license will be suspended. You can also be jailed and/or fined. For more information, comments, or questions contact us at (479) 643-4170

Note: There is no court on the 5th Tuesday of the month. Court schedule is subject to change for holidays.

Arraignments

Defendants are given the opportunity to respond to charges and plead Guilty to said charges or Not Guilty and are given a court date to meet with the prosecutor.

We do accept Not Guilty pleas over the phone on some offenses. If you wish to call in a Not Guilty plea, you will have to call by no later than noon on your scheduled arraignment date.

If you have been charged with a "Must-appear" Offense, you are allowed to apply for a court-appointed public defender.

Preparing for Court

Before you come to court, here are the things you should bring with you:

  • Proper identification (driver's license, Arkansas ID, passport)
  • Your copy of the citation
  • Appearance letter and/or court documents
  • Any receipts regarding your case (i.e., cash bond receipts, etc.)
  • Any documents which prove compliance with the judge's orders and/or sentencing
  • Method of payment (cash or check)
  • Do not use nicknames or an alias. Use the same spelling as listed on documents related to the case and ensure spelling on the documents is correct. If they are not, please advise the court.
  • Provide the court with your current address
  • Appropriate dress is required. No obscene slogans on clothing, hats, or cell phones. Shirt and shoes are required

Court Clerks are not allowed to give legal advice.

Anyone in need of legal advice must contact an attorney

Clerks are often asked by defendants, victims, attorneys, the news media, and other court users for advice as to how the court works. The Clerk has an important role in explaining procedures, but must be careful not to give legal advice, and is not able to recommend attorneys, process servers, etc. Giving legal advice is prohibited as the unauthorized practice of law and may subject the Clerk to criminal charges or liability.

The clerk's primary job is as keeper of the records only and he or she must remain unbiased in that position.

Making a Payment

Due Date

Fines are due in full on the day of court. If you wish to pay your ticket in lieu of going to court, you must do so before 4:15pm the day before your scheduled court date.

Types of Payment

The court accepts cash, check, money orders and cashier's checks. Checks and money orders should be paid payable to Elkins District Court.

If you would like a physical receipt, please enclose a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope and it will be mailed back to you. You can also include your email address with your payment and you receive your receipt to the email you provide.

Payment Options

Payments can be placed in our drop box in the envelopes provided. Be sure to write clearly and include your most up to date contact information should there be any questions on how to apply your payment.

If you are not able to pay in full, you may be able to setup a payment plan with a $10 monthly fee. The minimum monthly payments are $35. See Time Payment Agreement.

Web payments can made online via the web or mobile device – 5.0% with $2.99 minimum.

Pay Online (click here)

Note: citations made via the live bilingual call center – 7.0% with $2.99 minimum.

Filing Fees

$65 to open a new Small Claims case

Filing a Small Claims case must be $5,000 or less

$80 to open a Civil case

Filing a Civil case must be less than $25,000 which allows a corporation or individual being represented by an attorney to settle disputes.

$10 Writ of garnishment and executions

Other Fees

$2.50     Drawing and issuing or Sealing a Summons or Subpoena

$5           Copy Fee

$10         Certifying a document

All listed fees must be paid to the clerk at the time of filing.

Court News

  • All in-person court proceedings have been suspended by the Arkansas Supreme Court. – See latest COVID-19 update 4/23/2020 Court is still open even though In-person court proceedings have been suspended. If you have an April Court date, please visit the court page for details on who to contact. If you have any questions, contact the court @ 479-643-4170  

Elkins District Court

Judge Clinton "Casey" Jones

Chief Clerk

Alexis Ward

Deputy Clerk

Krista Watts

479-643-4170

Contact

COURT CLERK’S OFFICE HOURS

Mon - FRI, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Last Payment Taken @ 4:15PM

The District Court is located at 1874 Stokenbury Rd, Elkins, AR 72727 in Elkins City Hall.

All listed fees must be paid to the clerk at the time of filing.

Court-Related Agencies and Other Useful Information

Administrative Office of the Courts
Information - Arkansas Judiciary
Research links - Arkansas Law and Court Rules
https://www.arcourts.gov/

 

Arkansas Car title, Registration, Plate or other vehicle issue

501-682-4692

https://mydmv.arkansas.gov/

 

Arkansas License, ID, Driving record or insurance verification

501-371-5581

https://mydmv.arkansas.gov/

 

Arkansas Highway Police

10324 Interstate 30

Little Rock, AR 72209

www.arkansashighways.com

 

Arkansas State Police
Troop L- Serving Washington County

900 South 48th St.

Springdale, AR 72762

Phone: 479-751-6663
www.asp.state.ar.us 

 

Child Support Clearinghouse

Lowell Child Support Office (serving Washington County)

122 N. Bloomington, Ste. A

PO Box 769

Lowell, AR 72745

Phone 479-770-5443

https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/child-support

 

City of Goshen

124 Church Street

PO Box 7

Goshen, AR 72735

Phone 479-442-9128

https://www.co.washington.ar.us/government/departments-f-z/public-defender

 

 

Legal Aid of Arkansas

1200 Henryetta Street

Springdale, AR 72762

Phone 479-751-002

https://arlegalaid.org/

 

 

National Victim Notification Network
VINELink - Receive information on the status of incarcerated individuals by using VINELink- the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network

 

Public Defender's Office - Washington County

123 N. College Ave

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone 479-444-1595

https://www.co.washington.ar.us/government/departments-f-z/public-defender

 

 

Washington County Sherriff

1155 W. Clydesdale Drive

Fayetteville, AR 72701

https://www.co.washington.ar.us/government/departments-f-z/sheriff

 

 

Disclaimer

This information is not intended to be a source of legal advice. This web site is not sponsored or associated with any other linked entity. This Web site contains information originating from other organizations and departments, both public and private. This Court does not guarantee the accuracy or sources of any information found on any linked web sites. While every attempt is made to ensure that all information is accurate on our site, we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or quality of the content of every source.

 

We will make every attempt to correct errors as they are brought to our attention.

Documents

TypeDocumentDate
ApplicationPublic Defender Form (Affidavit of Indigency) (Info)2020-02-26 09:59
ApplicationTime Payment Agreement (Info)2020-04-13 09:06
GuidelinesCOVID-19 PC Supreme Court Order (Info)2020-03-18 12:17
GuidelinesSupreme Court COVID-19 PC (4/23/2020) (Info)2020-04-25 10:41