Courts Office

UPDATED 5-8-2020 – While our offices will be open in a limited capacity starting Monday, May 11th 2020,  you can also take advantage of one of our drop boxes located at the entrance of both the Administration Building and the Court House or you can still mail all court ordered payments to: 

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 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”.

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.