Courts Office

COVID-19 Notice: Our offices have been hard at work for you during this last year assisting the citizens of Benton County with their court filings and recordings. Our offices have been running at limited access to the public for the last year, but we are now announcing that our offices are fully accessible to the public.

Circuit Clerk’s Office

102 NE A Street
Bentonville, AR, 72712
Please be sure to include Driver’s License number and phone number on all checks mailed in.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Bookkeeping Office at: 479-271-5710

*Please remember – face coverings are required in the court rooms and strongly recommended to enter all county buildings.

Along with maintaining all court records, Court Deputy Clerks handle numerous other duties including; answering the phone, issuing warrants, summons, subpoenas & notices, and serving the public. Court Deputy Clerks also work closely with the probation offices, DHS, prosecutors, attorneys and judges (as appropriate for the individual courts).

This office does not give out legal advice.

Domestic Court Handles divorce, domestic abuse, child support, paternity and other case filings.

Civil Court Handles negligence, bad faith, fraud, malpractice, product liability, foreclosure, quiet title, injunction, partition condemnation, condemnation, replevin, declaratory judgment, unlawful detainer, incorporation, election, foreign judgment, writs, administrative appeal, property forfeiture, remove disabilities, name changes and other case filings.

Criminal Court Handles all felony type cases filed by the Benton County Prosecutor’s office and all appeals from the District Courts.

Court Records All court records are maintained and kept by the Clerk as permanent records. With the exception of juvenile court records, these records are public information.

Payment The Circuit Clerk also collects payments for the Criminal Courts including: collection of fines, penalties, restitution and costs. Payments may be made in the Courthouse located at 102 NE A Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 – second floor pay windows located in the hall adjacent to the elevator/stairs or you can send them by mail. If paying by Check please include: Name of Account paying toward; Case Number, a current telephone number and the driver license of check writer and if paying by Money Order please include: Name of Account paying toward; Case Number and a current telephone number. If paying in person and with proper identification you may also pay by credit/debit card. If seeing a probation officer, follow his/her instruction for payment.

Please make all checks and money orders payable to the “Benton County Circuit Clerk’s Office”.

**As of January 1, 2022** We will no longer be accepting personal checks for fine payments.

You can still pay with cash, money order, cashier’s check or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) in person with a valid state issued ID. You can also continue mail payments using a money order or cashier’s check. Please make sure to reference your case number on your payment. If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed-stamped envelope with your payment.

Be looking for online payments, coming soon!

The Circuit Clerk’s office cannot make any changes to your restitution payment schedule. Any such changes need to be approved by the Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Please contact your attorney.