2018 Arkansas Code
Title 18 - Property
Subtitle 2 - Real Property
Chapter 16 - Landlord and Tenant
Subchapter 5 - Tenant Liability -- Eviction
§ 18-16-503. Complaint -- Jurisdiction -- Definition

Universal Citation: AR Code § 18-16-503 (2018)
  • (a) The prosecuting attorney of the county, the city attorney of the city, the landlord, the premises owner, or the agent for the premises owner may file a complaint in the office of the clerk of the court for the eviction of any tenant who has used or has allowed another person to use the tenant's leased premises for use as a common nuisance as defined by § 5-74-109(b) or § 16-105-402 or for a criminal offense as identified in § 18-16-502.

  • (b) A civil action under this subchapter is cognizable before the:

    • (1) Circuit court of any county in which an act described in § 18-16-501 or § 18-16-502 is committed; and

    • (2) District court with jurisdiction concurrent with the jurisdiction of the circuit court if permitted by rule or order of the Supreme Court.

  • (c) As used in this subchapter, "court" means:

    • (1) A circuit court; and

    • (2) If permitted by rule or order of the Supreme Court, a district court.

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