Welcome to the Crawford County Circuit Clerk's Website!

 Due to the storms that occurred in Crawford County on Monday, May 3rd, 2021, until further notice, operating hours for the Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s office will vary depending on the hours of the 21st Judicial Court schedule and the hours of the Crawford County Courthouse.  You may contact our office or visit our Facebook page to inquire about hours. 
Mission Statement

To secure, preserve and make available recording and court records, upholding the highest standards of integrity as public servants, maximizing the use of technology and electronic services, while providing the utmost accurate, professional and efficient service to our community.


Vision Statement

The Crawford County Circuit Clerks Office strives to be a technologically advanced organization focusing on delivering outstanding customer and employee satisfaction in every aspect of our operations.

We take pride in working as a team, and pledge to: 

  • Perform our duties with courtesy, respect, equality and fairness, in an accurate and knowledgeable fashion;
  • Strive to improve the quality of our services, thereby promoting public trust and confidence; and
  • Encourage education and pursue training programs to adapt to the growing needs of our community.



Who We Are And Our Duties 

  The Circuit Clerk is the clerk of the Circuit and Juvenile Courts and acts as the ex-officio recorder of Crawford County. 


Administrative duties of the Circuit Clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the Circuit Courts and to prepare the dockets for these Courts. The Circuit Clerk issues summons, warrants, subpoenas and writs authorized by the Circuit Court for delivery by the Crawford County Sheriff. The Clerk also maintains a file of all cases pending with the Circuit Court, as well as a record of all past court cases and their depositions.


The Circuit Clerk is also the Ex-Officio county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within the county. The Circuit Clerk maintains a record of many miscellaneous items, and files certain licenses. The Circuit Clerk also swears in notaries public.




Sharon L. Blount-Baker
Crawford County Circuit Clerk

P.O. Box 608

317 Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956

Phone: (479)474-1821


Regular Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open through lunch

Office stops recording documents at 4:30 P.M.


Passport Hours:

(No Appointment Necessary)
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open through lunch

Circuit Court Clerk Staff


Chief Deputy

Carrie Kilgore

Court Administrator

Kristen Edwards

Office Manager

Jennifer Riggs

Deputy Court Clerks          

Tabitha Medford

Morgan Mullens

Brandy Alverson

Melanie Allen

Deputy Recording Clerks     

Kelly Jennings

Cherilyn Malone

Tammy Branch


Passport Agents

Carrie Kilgore

Jennifer Riggs

Cherilyn Malone

Kelly Jennings

Tammy Branch

Tabitha Medford