Cheryl Cochran-Wilson - Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder

Cheryl Cochran-Wilson
Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder

101 North Washington, Room 201
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730
Mailing Address:  PMB 350, 1015 N. West Ave.
                          El Dorado, AR  71730

Phone: (870) 864-1940(870) 864-1940
Fax: (870) 864-1994

Web Site for Circuit Clerks: http://courts.arkansas.gov/circuitcourt/CircuitClerks.cfm
Web Site for State Courts and court forms: http://courts.arkansas.gov
Web Site for Court Records: www.recordsusa.com
Web Site for Real Estate Records: www.fidlartechnologies.com/laredo.aspx
Web Site for Tapestry: www.landrecords.net

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed major holidays

Circuit Judges

Hamilton H. Singleton 1st Division
Ouachita County Courthouse
145 Jefferson SW, PO Box 763
Camden, AR 71701-0763
Phone: (870) 837-2272(870) 837-2272
Michael Landers 2nd Division
Union County Courthouse
101 N. Washington, Suite 303
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: (870) 864-1937(870) 864-1937
Edwin A. Keaton 3rd Division
Ouachita County Courthouse
145 Jefferson SW, Box 8
P.O. Box 524
Camden, AR 71701-0524
Phone: (870) 837-2270(870) 837-2270
Robin J. Carroll 4th Division
Union County Courthouse
101 N. Washington, Suite 203
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: (870) 864-1947(870) 864-1947
Larry W. Chandler 5th Division
Columbia County Courthouse
105 West Calhoun
P.O. Box 785
Magnolia Ar 71754-0785
Phone: (870) 235-3781(870) 235-3781
David Guthrie 6th Division
Union County Courthouse
101 N. Washington, Suite 205
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: (870) 864-1968(870) 864-1968


Court Fees

Court Cases

New - $165.00
Reopening - $50.00
Summons/Subpoenas - $2.50
Writs/Executions - $20.00
Judgments/LisPendens – $15.00 – First Page - $5.00 Each Additional Page

Recording Instruments:

Recording Fees:

Recording deeds, deeds of trust, mortgages, release deeds, powers of attorney, plats, survey plats, notary bonds, foreign judgments, writs of execution, writs of garnishment, materialmen’s liens, and other recordable documents,

$15.00 for one (1) page, one (1) side only, and
$5.00 for each additional page.
For recording mortgage assignments, mortgages releases, and other instruments when multiple instruments are listed in a single document, an addition fee of $15.00 per instrument listed not to exceed $300.00 shall be charged.

$8.00 for filing or recording a certificate of assessment.

If the recorder waives the requirements of the Arkansas Formatting Standards for good cause, the instrument may be recorded for an additional fee of $25.00.

Copies - $. 50 per page
Certified - $5.00
Authenticated - $15.00

Recording Standards:


Paper Size – 8 1/2" x 11"
Margins: 2 1/2" margin at top of first page, at least 1/2" margin on sides and bottoms of all other pages.

First Page Content –
Top right of the first page reserved for the recorder for the file mark and recording information. The first page must contain the following information:

  • Title of document
  • Name of Grantor and Grantee

All documents shall be acknowledged in accordance with Section 16-47-207.
All documents must be legible to be accepted.


The name and address of the person who, and the governmental agency, if any, which prepared the instrument must appear on the first page; the name is either printed, typewritten, stamped in a legible manner.


Fees for recording must be tendered before document is recorded.


The following statement must be stamped thereon or attached thereon, in a manner which will cause it to be recorded as a part of the instrument:

"I certify under penalty of false swearing that documentary stamps or a documentary symbol in the legally correct amount has been placed on this instrument."

Grantee or Agent for Grantee must sign statement.

Documentary Stamps are available at the Arkansas State Revenue Office and must be placed on the document and must be legible. Documentary Stamps are $3.30 per thousand dollars as pertains to the purchase price of the property.

For the property tax affidavit compliance form that is required by all property transfers, please go to the following link:

Electronic Document Recording Services

Union County is electronically recording (eRecording) land records. Documents that originate on paper, such as loan closing documents, are scanned and placed into their proper recording order.  When fully integrated, the electronic document recording process takes only seconds.


Advantages of eRecording with Union County:

Reduced labor, materials, postage and courier costs

Shortened time gap to recordation

Fewer document errors and rejections 

Elimination of payment errors on county fees

Increased security when sending and receiving documents

Improved tracking and filing of documents

Reduced consumption of fuel, electricity, and paper

How to get started

Union County accepts documents from:

Corporation Service Company (CSC) e Recording Solutions at www.erecording.com.

Simplifile  eRecording at www.simplifile.com

eRecording Partners Network (ePN) at www.erecordingpartners.net