Acceptance of Credit Cards
The Clerk's Office is accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards and debit cards bearing the Visa or MasterCard logo for payment of all court fees, new case filing fees, appeal filing fees, criminal debt and CVB payments. Credit card payments will be accepted over-the-counter in the Fort Smith, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Hot Springs and Texarkana Offices. A credit card must be presented by the individual, or business, whose name appears on the card and must be accompanied by a valid government issued photo ID. The Clerk's Office will not accept credit card payments over the phone, by email, or by a third party. Credit card payments will not be accepted for bail/bond payments or registry fund payments. A daily transaction limit is set at $5,000.00.