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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

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Bookkeeping Office at: 479-271-5710

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.

The Circuit Clerk also collects payments for the Criminal Courts including: collection of fines, penalties, restitution, and costs.

Payment Options

  • Online payments click here.
    *Note: Payments may take up to 3 business days to show on your account*
  • By mail: Money order or Cashier’s Check (NO personal checks accepted). If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.
    • Mail Payments to:
      Benton County Circuit Clerk’s Office
      Attention Fine Payments
      102 NE “A” ST
      Bentonville, AR 72712
  • If paying by Check please include:
    • Name of Account paying toward
    • Case Number
    • Current telephone number
    • The driver’s license of the check writer
  • If paying by Money Order please include:
    • Name of Account paying toward
    • Case Number
    • Current telephone number
  • In Person: Payments can be made in the Courthouse – second-floor pay windows located in the hall adjacent to the elevator/stairs.
    • Forms of acceptable payments: Cash, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, and Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) with a valid state-issued ID.

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.

If seeing a probation officer, follow his/her instruction for payment.

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.

  • Circuit Clerk

    Brenda DeShields


    Branch Locations

    Administration Building

    County Courthouse

    102 NE A St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Courts offices open through lunch
    Archives and Juvenile closed 12 – 1 p.m.

    Recorder’s Office

    215 E Central Ave.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Recorder’s offices open through lunch

    Office Stops Recording Documents at 4:15 p.m.

    Passport Processing 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

    Passport applications are processed by appointment only.

    Contact Information

    Staff Email

    Jury Email



    Child Support:

    Circuit Court Fax:





    Recorder’s Office:

    Bentonville Offices

    102 NE A St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Filing Documents

    Civil Phone

    Criminal Phone

    Courts Fax