Benton County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Statistics

The Arkansas Crime Information Center compiles and maintains crime statistics submitted by various county law enforcement agents. According to the 2018 report, Benton County recorded a total of 14,252 reported crimes across all 17 cities of the county. Narcotics violations and drug-related offenses topped the ranks with over 4,000 reported incidents. This was followed by theft and larceny with 1,885 reported incidents, and simple assault and destruction of property with 1194 and 1024 occurrences respectively. In total, crimes against persons proved the least subset of offenses with only 3.041 incidents while crimes against property accounted for more than 6,700 reported incidents -- nearly half the total number of crimes recorded.

Criminal Records

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is the primary generator and custodian of arrest, conviction and general criminal history records of the county. However, the Arkansas State Police Department is the central repository of state-wide criminal history records. Interested parties may request criminal records or state-wide Arkansas background checks from the department.

How to Get Criminal Records Through The Government

The Arkansas State Police Department processes requests for criminal history records and background checks of persons residing in Benton county. Requests may be processed manually or electronically.

Manual Requests

Requestors will be provided with information regarding felony and misdemeanor arrests, whether or not the subject is a sex offender, and pending court charges. Applicants are required to complete an identification bureau record check request form, which must be notarized by the subject of the record or background check. The notarized application should then be sent along with a self-addressed envelope and a cheque or money order payment of $25 to:

Arkansas State Police,
Identification Bureau,
1 State Police Plaza Drive,
Little Rock, AR 72209

Mail queries are processed within 10 days of the request

Electronic Process

Requestors are required to obtain the written consent of the subject and register on-line to have their requests approved. Interested parties can then register with the Information Network of Arkansas (INA) to obtain a unique password with which to view the requested criminal history information using the Online Criminal Background Check System. Validated users may require the fingerprints of the subjects to conduct a search using the System. The Benton County Sheriff's Office offers fingerprinting services.

How to find Sex Offender Information

The Arkansas Crime Information Center is the state-designated registry for missing persons, sex-offenders and related information. Interested persons may find information about sex offenders resident in Benton County using the ACIC search tool or register for sex-offender related email notifications on the site. Offenders may be searched by name or location. Alternatively, Benton County residents may locate sex offenders in specific vicinities using the Benton County Map of Registered Sex Offenders.

How to Find Inmate and Jail Information

The Benton County Sheriff's Office manages all information relating to Benton County Jail inmate roster and welfare, jail specifications and visitation requirements. Specific information regarding current inmates can be obtained by querying the Sheriff's office or Jail clerk's office at:

1300 SW
14th Bentonville Ar 72712
Jail Clerk's Office: (479)271-1011

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The Benton County Circuit Clerk and Recorder’s Office serves as the custodian of official court records of Benton County. It is also tasked with processing public requests to view and/or copy various records. Interested persons may access relevant court records by researching records in person at the circuit clerks recorders office during work hours located at:

215 East Central,
Room 202,
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 271-1015

Alternatively, members of the public may search civil and criminal indexes for relevant court records using the state administrative office of the Courts CourtConnect website which houses case records, docket filings, judgment, and other court record information. Records can be searched by case type, name or business name and date.

Location of all Courts In County

Listed below are the locations, mailing addresses, and contact information of courts in Benton County:

Benton County Circuit Court
Benton County Courthouse
102 NE A St,
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479) 271-1015
Fax: (479) 271-5719

Benton County Circuit Court - Juvenile
Juvenile Justice Center
1301 Melissa Dr,
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479) 271-5702

Benton County District Court - Bella Vista
612 W Lancashire Blvd,
Bella Vista, AR 72715
Phone: (479) 367-7625

Benton County District Court - Bentonville
2706 S Walton Blvd,
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479) 271-3120
Fax: (479) 271-3134

Benton County District Court - Bethel Heights
530 Sunrise Dr,
Bethel Heights, AR 72764
Phone: (479) 751-7481
Fax: (479) 750-1698

Benton County District Court - Cave Springs
134 North Main St,
P.O. Box 36,
Cave Springs, AR 72718
Phone: (479) 248-1040
Fax: (479) 248-7521

Benton County District Court - Centerton
220 Municipal Dr,
Centerton, AR 72719
Phone: (479) 795-4431 ext. 2

Benton County District Court - Decatur
P.O. Box 459,
Gentry, AR 72734
Phone: (479) 736-8579
Fax: (479) 736-8743

Benton County District Court - Gentry
P.O. Box 459,
Gentry, AR 72734
Phone: (479) 736-8579
Fax: (479) 736-8743

Benton County District Court - Gravette
604 1st Ave SE,
Gravette, AR 72736
Phone: (479) 787-5757
Fax: (479) 787-5018

Benton County District Court - Little Flock
1500 Little Flock Dr,
Little Flock, AR 72756
Phone: (479) 636-2081
Fax: (479) 636-2318

Benton County District Court - Lowell
216 N Lincoln St,
Lowell, AR 72745
Phone: (479) 770-0166

Benton County District Court - Pea Ridge
City Hall
977 Weston Street,
P.O. Box 10,
Pea Ridge, AR 72751
Phone: (479) 451-1122
Fax: (479) 358-9126

Benton County District Court - Rogers
1901 S Dixieland Rd,
Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: (479) 621-1138 (Civil, Small Claims)
Fax: (479) 621-6058 (Civil, Small Claims)
Phone: (479) 621-1132 (Criminal, Traffic)
Fax: (479) 621-1136 (Criminal, Traffic)

Benton County District Court - Siloam Springs
410 N Broadway,
P.O. Box 80,
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: (479) 524-4947
Fax: (479) 238-0995

Benton County District Court - Sulphur Springs
P.O. Box 145,
Sulphur Springs, AR 72768
Phone: (479) 298-3103
Fax: (479) 298-3515

Where and How to Get Bankruptcy & Property Records

The Benton County Circuit Clerks & Recorders Office manages and disseminates all property and land records including liens, plats, mortgage records, and deeds. Interested persons may access these records by visiting or mail the Circuit Clerk Recorder's Office in person or by using the Electronic Lands Management System, which typically requires new users to create an account. All requestors are also required to have vital details with which to trace the property in question. On the other hand, in-person and mail requests can be made to:

215 East Central,
Room 202,
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 271-1015

The Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas manages all bankruptcy declarations in Benton County, and the court clerk is charged with the dissemination of the bankruptcy records. Interested persons may obtain bankruptcy records by sending a request for records using the Federal Records Center Documents Request Form or by sending a written request to:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Divisional Office
35 E. Mountain Street, Room 316
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 582-9800

Vital Records

The Arkansas Department of Health is the central repository of all state vital records. Interested and eligible persons may obtain Benton County divorce, marriage, death or birth records by querying the Vital Records Division of the department. Similarly, marriage, birth and death records are available at the county level, some maintained and issued by the office of the County Clerk others by the Benton County Health Unit. Records can be obtained at state-managed departments or county level.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Interested persons may obtain divorce records from the Arkansas Department of Health by making in-person, mail or over-the-phone requests.

To request and receive records via mail, eligible persons may obtain a divorce record application from any of the following health units:

Benton County Health Unit - Rogers
1200 W. Walnut Street Suite 2200
Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: (479) 986-1300
Fax: (479) 986-1373

Benton County Health Unit - Siloam Springs
101 W. University
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 549-3794

Completed applications may be sent, along with a copy of a government-issued ID and a cheque or money order payment of $10 (made payable to the Arkansas Department of Health) to:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Requests may also be made in person at the vital records office of the Arkansas Department of Health during working hours. While phone requests are processed on (866) 209-9482. All request methods require requesters to verify their identities and pay applicable fees before obtaining the requested record.

Where and how to Get Marriage Records

The Benton County Clerk and Circuit Clerk issue all records of marriages licensed within the county and the County Clerk Archives functions as the primary repository of all marriage records. Records maintained in the archive can only be viewed in person. Interested persons are required to set up an appointment by calling (800)637-9314 Ext. 2618. The county clerk archive is located at:

2111 West Walnut St,
Rogers, AR 72756

Requestors may be required to present a government-issued ID card and/or pay any applicable search and copy fees before obtaining the record of interest. Searches typically require relevant information about the spouses, including their names, any maiden names as well as the date and place of marriage.

Where and how to Get Birth & Death Records

Birth and death records are managed and issued by the Vital Records Division of the Department of Public Health and the Benton County Health Unit in Rogers. Interested persons may request birth or death records by making in-person requests at:

Benton County Health Unit - Rogers
1200 W. Walnut Street Suite 2200
Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: (479) 986-1300
Fax: (479) 986-1373

Requestors may be required to meet some eligibility requirements and pay search and copy fees before retrieving requested copies.