Ouachita County Court

Find Ouachita County Arkansas courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Bearden District Court 20 North 2nd Bearden AR 71720 870-687-2204


Camden Circuit Court 145 Jefferson Street Southwest Camden AR 71701 870-837-2230

Camden County Court 145 Jefferson Street Southwest Camden AR 71701 870-837-2220

Camden District Court 213 Madison Avenue Northeast Camden AR 71701 870-836-0331

Chidester District Court 118 Willow Street Chidester AR 71726 870-685-2906

East Camden District Court 100 Womble Avenue East Camden AR 71701 870-574-2900

Stephens District Court 103 South 1st Street Stephens AR 71764 870-786-5818

About Ouachita County Courts

Courts in Ouachita County, AR are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Ouachita County and Arkansas law and are housed in Ouachita County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Ouachita County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Ouachita County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Ouachita County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Ouachita County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Ouachita County background checks
Ouachita County Court Records

Ouachita County court records are available to the public at the Ouachita County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Ouachita County Courthouses.

Ouachita County Trial Courts

Ouachita County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Ouachita County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Ouachita County Probate Courts and Ouachita County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Ouachita County, Arkansas

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Ouachita County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Arkansas Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Ouachita County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Arkansas are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Arkansas state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Arkansas Supreme Court.