District courts, formerly known as municipal courts before passage of Amendment 80 to the Arkansas Constitution, exercise county-wide jurisdiction over misdemeanor and traffic cases, preliminary felony cases, and civil cases in matters of less than $25,000. A small claims division of district court provides a forum in which citizens represent themselves to resolve minor civil matters. The city courts operate in smaller communities where district courts do not exist and exercise city-wide jurisdiction.
Faulkner County District Court is comprised of 2 District Judges (elected official, 4 year term), 2 Head Court Clerk, 12 Deputy Court Clerks, 3 Special Service Officers, and 2 Probation Officers. The District Court provides fair, impartial and timely adjudication of misdemeanor offenses for both the City of Conway and Faulkner County. The District Court schedules court appearances, collects and distributes funds for both city and county, issues warrants, makes decisions on judicial dispositions, and handles both small and civil claims.
The mission of Faulkner County District Court, as an independent and impartial branch of government, is to promote respect for law, society and individual rights; provide open, accessible and effective forums for dispute resolution; resolve legal matters in a just, efficient and timely manner and assure the dignified and fair treatment of all parties.
The District Court Building is locked from 11:30am-12:30pm Tuesday & Thursday.