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.
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.