District Court

Pursuant to Act 1081 of 2015, the Grant County District Court became part of the Thirty-Third District Court District and became a full-time State District Court covering the Cities of Sheridan, Perla, Rockport, Malvern and Hot Spring and Grant Counties.

The District Court Judge is an elected position, elected by the voters District wide and has District wide jurisdiction. The judge then appoints a District Court Clerk and Deputy District Court Clerks.  The Grant County District Court has a Court Administrator, a District Court Clerk and three Deputy District Court Clerks.

The District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and other violations of state law and local ordinances and civil cases involving contracts, damage to personal property and recovery of personal property in matters less than $25,000. A small claims division provides a forum in which citizens represent themselves to resolve contracts and personal property matters of less than $5,000.

If you have questions regarding an Order of Protection case please contact the Grant County Circuit Clerks Office at 870-942-2631. 

Court Clerks are not permitted to provide legal advice.  If you have questions, please contact an attorney!

Where to pay your fine

Tickets written by the Arkansas State Police or Grant County Sheriff's Office can be paid in full online at https://www.courtpay.org.  For any errors received while paying online call 1-844-507-3631 Mon-Fri 7:00 am till 7:00 pm.

You can pay in person at the correct agency.

You can mail a Cashier's Check or Money Order to he address below.  Personal Checks are not an acceptable form of payment and will be returned.

     Grant County Sheriff's Office--101 W Pine St, Rm 1

                                                           Sheridan, AR 72150

      Sheridan Police Department--304 Gatzke Dr

                                                           Sheridan, AR 72150

Court Schedule

     County Plea and Arraignments are held the first Tuesday of each month.

     City Plea and Arraignments are held the second Tuesday of each month.

     County Trials are held the third Tuesday of each month.

     City trials, Civil and Small Claim Trials are held the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Court Room Etiquette

The Court’s goal is to provide superior customer service and to create a user-friendly atmosphere. In return, the Court expects all visitors to respect the Court and its staff. Here are several things you need to know before entering the courtroom.

  • It is important to understand the appropriate dress code for Court. This is a professional setting and you are encouraged to dress accordingly. Shirts and shoes are required. Hats must be removed before entering the courtroom.
  • No photography, audio or video recording is allowed without prior authorization of the Court.
  • There is no smoking, food or drinks allowed in the courtroom.
  • Weapons are strictly prohibited in the building.
  • There are no child care facilities provided by the Court. Children who become noisy will be required to remain outside the courtroom under adult supervision.
  • A court session begins when the bailiff states, “All rise.” Everyone in the courtroom should rise. The Judge will take his place on the bench. Please be patient and wait until your name is called. Once you have been called, you may proceed to the podium before Judge Gibson.
  • Be on time and stay in the courtroom until your name is called.
  • Disruptive behavior such as talking, laughing, shouting or creating other loud disturbances will not be tolerated. The security staff may remove offenders from the building and the Judge may hold you in contempt of court.
  • Stand with proper posture when you speak and when the Judge speaks to you. Address the Judge as “Your Honor.”
  • Do not use slang unless it is a direct quote from the evidence stated as testimony.
  • Bring pertinent paperwork relevant to your charge(s). Always pass all documents to the court bailiff. Never directly approach the Judge’s bench.
  • If you do not understand a part of the procedure, please ask for an explanation.

District judge
    Judge Billy JAck Gibson
district court staff
Ashley Reynolds
Court Administrator

Jody Logan
District Court Clerk

Sheila Hall
Deputy Court Clerk

Misti Clingan
Deputy Court Clerk

Cherye Forbush
Deputy Court Clerk
33rd District Court District
101 W Pine St, Room 5
Sheridan, Arkansas 72150
Phone: (870) 942-3464
Fax: (870) 942-8885                                                              [email protected]

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
(Closed during noon hour; Closed Major Holidays)