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Benton County, AR Public Records

Benton County, Arkansas, stretches to 884.86 square miles with a population of just over 280,000 people. The Benton County public records are accessible to public requesters per the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Record seekers can obtain vital records from the Certificates and Records Division of the Arkansas Department of Public Health. Only eligible requesters may obtain birth and death records from this office in person, online, via mail, or by telephone. Eligible requesters are immediate family members, properly-documented guardians, and the registrant. Records seekers must complete and submit an application form plus pay the fees to obtain the records. Benton County marriage records are accessible from the County Clerk Archives. The archives allow public viewing of marriage records in person. Record seekers may obtain records with a valid ID and applicable fees. However, the office encourages record seekers to schedule an appointment to view and obtain copies. Individuals may also use the Benton County online marriage license search to access marriage documents. Alternatively, record seekers may use the Arkansas Department of Public Health to obtain marriage records. Divorce records are accessible to eligible requesters (registrants above 16 and direct family members) from the Benton County Circuit Clerk. Record requesters may obtain the documents in person at the office. The Arkansas Department of Health also provides divorce records online, in person, through postage, and over the phone. Benton County property records are available from the Benton County Assessor’s Office. Record seekers may contact the office to inquire about obtaining property records.

Courts in Benton County

Court Records in Benton County, Arkansas

Benton County court records are for the 14 District and the two Circuit Courts. These courts hear criminal, probate, civil, traffic, juvenile, and small claim cases. Juvenile case records are not available for public viewing and copying. In addition, a court may order exempting some case information from public access. Record seekers can access non-exempt court case records from the Benton County Circuit Clerk. The office is the custodian of court records in the county that accepts in-person requests. Record seekers may research the court records at the office Monday through Friday. Alternatively, record seekers may use the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Public CourtConnect website to search case records by name, business name, case type, filing date, and judgments.

Court Name:
124 North Main Street; PO Box 231

Jails and Prisons in Benton County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Benton County, Arkansas

Benton County inmate records are for those incarcerated at the Benton County Jail. The jail is the main correction facility in the county under management by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Record seekers may contact or visit the Sheriff’s office to obtain information pertaining to inmates in the county. The Sheriff’s Office also keeps an Inmate Roster. Record seekers may search the roster for information about incarcerated people at the correctional facility. The roster includes details such as arrest date, name, sex, race, offense description, and release date. Benton County has three jails and prisons, with one jail and prison per 282 square miles. The county ranks 20th in Arkansas in jails and prisons per square mile.

Jails and Prisons Name:
1300 Southwest 14th Street
6701 Highway 67
1300 SW 14th St

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Benton County

Arrest Records in Benton County, Arkansas

Benton County arrest records are available from the Sheriff’s Office. The office generates and keeps copies of county arrest records, accident and incident reports, police reports, and other law enforcement documents. Record seekers may access these records in person or by sending postage requests. The office also accepts online requests. The office charges $10 for each copy. Benton County has 19 police departments, with one police department per 44 square miles. The county ranks 3rd in the state in police departments per square mile. Benton County has a crime rate of 39.04 per 1,000 residents.

Police Departments Name:
1300 South West 14th

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