Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Circuit Clerks office have blank forms (Deeds, Mortgages, etc)?
Where can I get a list of the foreclosure sales?
What is needed to bid at a commissioner’s sale?
- if paying in full the day of the sale: a check in the full amount of the bid
paying 10% down the day of the sale*:
- a letter of credit from a loaning institution stating an adequate line of credit for the remaining 90% balance **
- a bond to the court for the remaining 90% balance to be paid within a court-designated time period
* All sales not paid in full the day of the sale bear interest at the court-set rate (i.e., 10% per annum).
** This letter needs to be given to the Commissioner prior to the sale.
Can I pay with a personal check on commissioner sale?
Where do I pick up the paperwork to file for a divorce?
The Office of the Circuit Clerk is prohibited by law from giving legal advice.
Where do I file my notary information?
How do I get a passport?
If you need to know more then click the Passport Information page.
See the fee schedule for information on cost and what to bring when you apply for a passport. You may also wish to visit the Passport Services Office for further details and a copy of the passport application.
If you need a copy of your birth certificate for your passport application and were born in Arkansas, contact the Arkansas Division of Vital Records & Certificates . If you were born in another state, contact the government offices for the county or state in which you were born.
Please arrive by 4:00 pm in order for us to have ample time to process your application.
Can I get a copy of my marriage license?
Call 479-271-1013 for more information.
Can I get a copy of my birth certificate?
Where do I get a power of attorney (POA)?
What’s the contact information for the District Courts?
How do I pay my ticket or change my court date for a misdemeanor?
Note: Circuit Court is for felony cases or appeals that have been sent up from District court.
What are the filing fees to record a document?
Is there an extra fee for documents that do not meet requirements?
How do I file a materialman’s lien?
To record the materialman’s lien bring the following to the Recorder’s Office ( 215 East Central Avenue , room 202):
- The prepared and notarized document
- Proof the person upon whom you are placing the lien has been notified (i.e., certified mail receipt)
- Recording fee of $15.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page
What are the office hours for recording? Is the office open during lunch?
Who should I inform about late payments?
I would like to modify the terms of my sentence. Who do I contact to request lower payments in exchange for community service/time served?
What forms of payment does the Circuit Clerk’s Office accept?
|Cash is accepted in exact change only.|
|Checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to Benton County Circuit Clerk or BCCC (DL# and phone# are required).|
|American Express not accepted at this time|
How do I start child support ordered by the court?
I receive child support from the Clearinghouse in Little Rock. Can your office help?
I have recently moved and need to inform the Child Support Office. Can I do so over the telephone?
Can I access and view my child’s Juvenile Division file?
Where can I find the required cover sheets for new case filings under the Civil, Domestic Relations or Juvenile divisions of Arkansas Circuit Court?
Who do I contact for State of Arkansas Judgments?
Who do I contact for Federal tax liens?