What is the Quorum Court?
The Quorum Court is the legislative body of county government and is composed of 15 members called Justices of the Peace elected to two-year terms. Each JP represents a district of roughly equal population. The Quorum Court may exercise the following powers, but not limited to:
- Levy taxes as prescribed by law
- Appropriate public funds for the expenses of the county in a manner prescribed by ordinance
- Preserve the peace and order and secure freedom from dangerous or noxious activities; provided, however, that no act may be declared a felony
- For any public purpose, contract, or join with another county, or with any other political subdivision or with the United States
- Create, consolidate, separate, revise, or abandon any elected office or offices except during the term thereof; provided, however, that a majority of those voting on the question at a general election have approved said action
- Fix the number and compensation of deputies and county employees
- Fix the compensation of each county officer with a minimum and maximum to be determined by law
- Fill vacancies in elected county offices
- Provide for any service or performance of any function relating to county affairs
- To exercise other powers, not inconsistent with law, necessary for effective administration of authorized services and functions
Who is my Justice of the Peace?
For current information about which JP represents your district, please call the County Clerk at (479) 444-1711 or view the map below.
You can also search Voter View to find your JP District.
How do I contact my Justice of the Peace?
Please include your name and address when contacting your JP by email.
Individual JP contact information:
Joe Patterson District 5
PO Box 771
Springdale, AR 72765
O (479) 751-2132
H (479) 751-3880