Circuit Clerk
The Circuit Clerk is the official custodian of record for the Circuit Court of Benton County, acts as the ex-officio County Recorder and takes the constitutional oath of office.
Special Electronic Filing Announcement
The Benton County Circuit Clerk was pleased to announce that as of November 1st, 2016 the office began accepting electronic filings for all documents presented to the Benton County Circuit Court. Notice: Electronic filing becomes mandatory November 1st 2017.
For training information, please go to
(Electronic Filing per Administrative Order 21) Click here for more eFiling information.

The Circuit Clerk maintains a record of all proceedings of the courts, prepares summons, warrants, orders, judgments and injunctions authorized by the Circuit Court for delivery by the Sheriff. Also, the Clerk maintains files of all court cases and their disposition and acts as secretary to the jury.

The Circuit Clerk is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, surety bonds and many other orders and instruments which involve property within the County. The Clerk also swears in Notaries Public.

Often jury service is the most direct participation that most citizens have in government and without you, the jury system cannot work the way the authors of the Constitution wanted.

The Child Support office is responsible for setting up payroll deductions for court-ordered child support payments or collecting the payment when a payroll deduction is not possible. Credit card payments are only being accepted for adult fines and Restituitions at this time.

Passports are a travel document that is recognized and required to enter and leave most foreign countries.

The Circuit Clerk's office is responsible for handling judicial & commissioner sales. All properties will be auctioned off according to the terms, please see notice in property listing. All Sales are open to the public.

Public Records Information: Land Records & Court Data.