Benton County, Arkansas Government

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Benton County is named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri, who played a vital role in persuading Congress to admit Arkansas to the Union as the 25th state. The county was also organized in 1836. Benton County government is comprised of more than 30 departments to serve its residents. The mission of the elected officials and employees of Benton County is to ensure the health and safety of its citizens while providing, in a fiscally responsible manner, the infrastructure necessary for balanced growth, prosperity and quality of life. Benton County Social Media Policy: Any comments submitted to this page and its list of fans are public records subject to disclosure pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Public disclosure requests must be directed to the Communications Director. Comments posted to this page will be monitored. The county reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including those that have obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, violate the legal ownership interest of another party, support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, promote commercial services or products or are not topically related to the particular posting. Benton County also reserves the right to remove any posts at its discretion.

Mission: The mission of the elected officials and employees of Benton County is to ensure the health and safety of its citizens while providing, in a fiscally responsible manner, the infrastructure necessary for balanced growth, prosperity and quality of life. Benton County Social Media Policy: Any comments submitted to this page and its list of fans are public records subject to disclosure pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Public disclosure requests must be directed to the Communications Director. Comments posted to this page will be monitored daily, but not on a 24/7 basis. The county reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including those that have obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, violate the legal ownership interest of another party, support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, promote commercial services or products or are not topically related to the particular posting. Benton County also reserves the right to remove any posts at its discretion. In order to promote effective communication and maintain a respectful dialogue on this page, comments which are posted in violation of the Rules of Conduct for this page shall be subject to removal without notification to the commenter. Rules of Conduct: 1) Comments on this page must be within the scope of the topic raised by the original post. 2) Comments must be civil, and must not contain malicious, offensive, threatening, profane, or insulting language. 3) References to the personality of others and attacks on an individual’s character are prohibited. 4) Links to other web sites or pages must be relevant to the topic raised by the original post, and not violate any Rule of Conduct. 5) Advertising, promotional, event, and publication announcements concerning activities, projects, and events that are not sponsored by Benton County or with which the County is not affiliated are not permitted. If you have an advertising, promotional, event, or publication announcement that you wish to have posted on this page, and the announcement does not violate a Rule of Conduct, you may request to post the announcement by sending a private message to this page. 6) Comments concerning outside campaigns, ballot issues, initiatives, or referendum are not allowed on this page. 7) Complaints and concerns regarding county employees, county officials, or the administration of county programs or services may be lodged with the department to which the complaint relates by calling (479) 271 - 1000. If a comment you have made has been removed from this page and the comment did not violate one of the Rules of Conduct, you may request that it be re-posted by sending a private message to this page describing the comment, the original post in which it was commented, and the reason why it should be replaced on the page.

Operating as usual

Tidying up this weekend? The Benton County Solid Waste District edited its hours - check before you head to a location.
09/18/2020

Tidying up this weekend? The Benton County Solid Waste District edited its hours - check before you head to a location.

New hours and new limits on items allowed through Convenience Center Program began on September 8, 2020. Please check our homepage for the current flyer with all the details! www.bentoncountyrecycles.org

When you go for a drive, you buckle your seatbelt.⠀⠀When you go for a bike ride, you wear a helmet, and when you’re out ...
09/16/2020

When you go for a drive, you buckle your seatbelt.⠀

When you go for a bike ride, you wear a helmet, and when you’re out on the water, you put on your lifejacket.⠀

When heading out and about, please mask up!⠀

#nwarkansas #nwark #healthyarkansas #weARcovered

I see you, procrastinators of the world. But this deadline isn't one to put off. The voter registration deadline is comi...
09/15/2020

I see you, procrastinators of the world. But this deadline isn't one to put off. The voter registration deadline is coming up! The registration application may be downloaded and printed from our website: vote.bentoncountyar.gov The original application must be received in our office, (or postmarked) by October 5, 2020. If the mail isn't your thing - we will be at the Downtown Bentonville Farmers Market on Saturday so stop by and drop off your application.

Looking for where you can early vote? Check out our website —-> vote.bentoncountyar.gov
09/14/2020

Looking for where you can early vote? Check out our website —-> vote.bentoncountyar.gov

Mark your calendar! Here are some important dates to keep in mind as we look toward the upcoming election. Check your voter registration and where to vote on election day here --> vote.bentoncountyar.gov

09/11/2020
September 2020 Finance

Here's the audio from the Benton County Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 8th. https://vimeo.com/456716074

This is "September 2020 Finance" by Benton County on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

09/11/2020

19 years ago, at 8:46 a.m., five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern facade of the World Trade Center's North Tower (1 WTC). At 9:03 a.m., another five hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern facade of the South Tower. We all remember where we were that day. Were you in Benton County?

We join Governor Asa Hutchinson
and President Donald J. Trump in calling for the observance of Friday, September 11, 2020, as Patriot Day in memory of those who died and in honor of the first responders in the attack on the United States on 9/11/2001. They have directed that the American and Arkansas flags on all federal and state-owned buildings lowered to half staff from dawn until sunset on September 11, 2020.

One lane traffic ahead! Crews will be pouring the bridge deck on Stage Coach bridge near the Gravette area next week. Th...
09/09/2020

One lane traffic ahead! Crews will be pouring the bridge deck on Stage Coach bridge near the Gravette area next week. The bridge will be down to one lane all next week.

NWA Covid19 Task Force
09/09/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

Data from September 9:

Benton County:
Total Positive: 5,662
Active Positive: 322
Recovered: 5,280
Deaths: 60
Negatives: 60,818

Washington County:
Total Positive: 7,703
Active Positive: 780
Recovered: 6,843
Deaths: 80
Negatives: 61,541

09/08/2020

Q&A with Benton County Clerk's Office Betsy Harrell on absentee voting, Election Day safety and security of the voting process.

Data from September 7:Benton County:   Total Positive: 5,645  Active Positive: 328  Recovered: 5,258  Negatives: 60,697W...
09/08/2020

Data from September 7:
Benton County:
Total Positive: 5,645
Active Positive: 328
Recovered: 5,258
Negatives: 60,697

Washington County:
Total Positive: 7,666
Active Positive: 775
Recovered: 6,811
Negatives: 61,400

Our offices are closed today, but you can complete county business online at bentoncountyar.gov.
09/07/2020

Our offices are closed today, but you can complete county business online at bentoncountyar.gov.

NWA Covid19 Task Force
09/07/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

Data from September 6:
Benton County:
Total Positive: 5,632
Active Positive: 342
Recovered: 5,231
Deaths: 59
Negatives: 60,353

Washington County:
Total Positive: 7,639
Active Positive: 771
Recovered: 6,789
Deaths: 79
Negatives: 61,198

Data from September 6:  Benton County:   Total Positive: 5,632  Active Positive: 342  Recovered: 5,231  Deaths: 59  Nega...
09/07/2020

Data from September 6:
Benton County:
Total Positive: 5,632
Active Positive: 342
Recovered: 5,231
Deaths: 59
Negatives: 60,353

Washington County:
Total Positive: 7,639
Active Positive: 771
Recovered: 6,789
Deaths: 79
Negatives: 61,198

Wondering who you'll be voting for in the upcoming election? Check out the list here: http://ow.ly/ojBY50Bhypw
09/07/2020

Wondering who you'll be voting for in the upcoming election? Check out the list here: http://ow.ly/ojBY50Bhypw

• Mail in voting is when an entire state mails out ballots to eligible voters. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐬.⁣• 𝐀𝐫𝐤𝐚...
09/06/2020

• Mail in voting is when an entire state mails out ballots to eligible voters. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐬.

• 𝐀𝐫𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. ⁣ To vote via absentee ballot, you must first request an absentee ballot. Request your absentee ballot TODAY: ---> http://ow.ly/ZJo850B2T5r

Procrastinators, unite! You have ONE month to get registered to vote for the November 3rd election. The registration app...
09/05/2020

Procrastinators, unite! You have ONE month to get registered to vote for the November 3rd election. The registration application may be downloaded and printed from our website: http://ow.ly/ruvr50Bhy78

The original application must be received in our office, (or postmarked) by October 5, 2020.

If you moved from another county in Arkansas, Eligible voters (either “Active” or “Inactive” status) may transfer their voter
registration to another county within the State of Arkansas up to 4 days prior to election day. The deadline to transfer registrations within the state is close of business, October 30,
2020. This also requires a voter registration application to be filled out and signed.

On Tuesday the CDC issued a nationwide moratorium on evictions until the end of the year. Arkansas Center for Health Imp...
09/05/2020
CDC Issues Nationwide Evictions Moratorium - ACHI

On Tuesday the CDC issued a nationwide moratorium on evictions until the end of the year. Arkansas Center for Health Improvement discusses what this means, and how it may be challenged, in a new blog post.

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order temporarily halting evictions through the end of 2020 for qualified residential tenants nationwide.

NWA Covid19 Task Force
09/05/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

Benton County:
Total Positive: 5,564
Active Positive: 321
Recovered: 5,185
Negatives: 59,528

Washington County:
Total Positive: 7,429
Active Positive: 599
Recovered: 6,752
Negatives: 60,273

09/05/2020

#LaborDay plans at a pool or beach? Stay 6 feet away from others. #WearAMask when not in the water. Wash your hands often. Help protect yourself and your friends from #COVID19. Learn more: bit.ly/2YR18f5 #LaborDaySafe

REMINDER: You can still get a drive up test via the local health units in Benton and Washington Counties. M-F, 8 AM - 4:...
09/04/2020

REMINDER: You can still get a drive up test via the local health units in Benton and Washington Counties. M-F, 8 AM - 4:30 PM. You must make an appointment beforehand.

YOUR VOTE. YOUR VOICE. A March 2018 State Rep.primary race winner was determined by 5 votes. Your voice determines who w...
09/04/2020

YOUR VOTE. YOUR VOICE. A March 2018 State Rep.primary race winner was determined by 5 votes. Your voice determines who wins & represents you in local , state & federal govnt. Remember, the future is in your hands. #arpx #bentoncountyvotes #Election2020 http://ow.ly/uxEr50BhxDM

How many COVID19 cases are in your school district? Knowledge is power. Protect yourself and your family by washing hand...
09/04/2020

How many COVID19 cases are in your school district? Knowledge is power. Protect yourself and your family by washing hands, wearing a mask, keeping distance. Find your school district data HERE: https://bit.ly/32Vz8YB

Benton County Clerk's Office
09/03/2020

Benton County Clerk's Office

Follow these steps to complete your absentee application. Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is October 27th.
1. Go to vote.bentoncountyar.gov/absentee/ and click on Absentee Application to download.
2. Date the application.
3. Indicate the reason you are requesting an absentee ballot. If you wish to vote absentee because of the current health crisis, check ‘Unavoidably Absent’ when filling out the form.
4. Indicate your current residential situation.
5. Indicate the election(s) for which you wish to receive an absentee ballot. If you are wishing to receive an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election, you select “General Election (November).” If filling out for the general election, you will NOT fill out the party affiliation.
6. Indicate how you would like to receive your ballot.
7. If you are receiving a ballot by mail, print address in lines provided and add your telephone number and email address.
8. If you are using a designated bearer, administrator, or authorized agent to deliver your application and obtain your ballot, you must print that person’s name to the side of this option. That person will also need to sign the application.
9. Print your name, sign your name, the address at which you are registered to vote and your date-of-birth on the application.
10. Return your application to your county clerk via mail, hand delivery, email, or fax.
Your ballot will be delivered via mail after ballots are certified in late September

NWA Covid19 Task Force
09/02/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

Data from September 2:

Benton County
Total Positive: 5,394
Active Positive: 241
Recovered: 5,099
Negatives: 57,911

Washington County:
Total Positive: 6,921
Active Positive: 212
Recovered: 6,641
Negatives: 58,089

Stay six feet. Wear your mask. Wash your hands.
09/02/2020

Stay six feet. Wear your mask. Wash your hands.

The Benton County Road Department will be pouring a concrete slab at 16500 Rocky Dell Road in Gravette from 6:00 a.m. on...
09/01/2020

The Benton County Road Department will be pouring a concrete slab at 16500 Rocky Dell Road in Gravette from 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10th. Rocky Dell Road will be closed during this time. #NWAtraffic

NWA Covid19 Task Force
09/01/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

Data from September 1st:
Benton County
Total Positive: 5,364
Active Positive: 250
Recovered: 5,062
Negatives: 57,666

Washington County
Total Positive: 6,900
Active Positive: 231
Recovered: 6,604
Negatives: 57,908

08/31/2020
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Do you want to be part of history? The Benton County Election Commission is looking for Poll Workers for Election Day on November 3, 2020.

This is a paid position of $11.00/hour. Please note, this is not a full-time job as we don’t have elections every day. Please follow the link below for an application & return to Election Commission office @ 2109 W. Walnut, Rogers or email completed document to [email protected].

If you have questions, please call 479.271.1049. http://ow.ly/cfm450BdZnh

Shoutout to U.S. Election Assistance Commission for this video.

NWA Covid19 Task Force
08/31/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

Data from August 31st:

Benton County:
Total Positive: 5,364
Active Positive: 250
Recovered: 5,062
Negatives: 57,666

Washington County:

Total Positive: 6,900
Active Positive: 231
Recovered: 6,604
Negatives: 57,908

NWA Covid19 Task Force
08/31/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

WATCH: Governor Asa Hutchinson addresses the media with a #COVID19 update. http://ow.ly/SEVn50BdQWR

Benton County Search and Rescue
08/31/2020

Benton County Search and Rescue

Interested in becoming a member of the team? If so, we will be meeting next Wednesday 2 September, at 6:30pm in Bentonville. We will meet at the parking lot at 3000 NW A Street and conduct training along the Razorback Greenway and associated bike trails. If we have severe weather, then the meeting will be held at 1275 Melissa Drive in Bentonville.

NWA Covid19 Task Force
08/31/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

Antigen testing, antibody testing, PCR tests - what's it all mean? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration put together this chart. Check here for more info: http://ow.ly/6sol50BdtN5

NWA Covid19 Task Force
08/31/2020

NWA Covid19 Task Force

Data from August 30th:
Benton County:
Total Positive: 5,334
Active Positive: 245
Recovered: 5,038
Negatives: 56,686

Washington County:
Total Positive: 6,883
Active Positive: 238
Recovered: 6,584
Negatives: 57,142

Address

215 E. Central
Bentonville, AR
72712

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(479) 268-9263

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Benton County is named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri, who played a vital role in persuading Congress to admit Arkansas to the Union as the 25th state. The county was also organized in 1836. Benton County government is comprised of more than 30 departments to serve its residents. The mission of the elected officials and employees of Benton County is to ensure the health and safety of its citizens while providing, in a fiscally responsible manner, the infrastructure necessary for balanced growth, prosperity and quality of life. Benton County Social Media Policy: Any comments submitted to this page and its list of fans are public records subject to disclosure pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Public disclosure requests must be directed to the Communications Director. Comments posted to this page will be monitored daily, but not on a 24/7 basis.

The county reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including those that have obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, violate the legal ownership interest of another party, support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, promote commercial services or products or are not topically related to the particular posting. Benton County also reserves the right to remove any posts at its discretion.

In order to promote effective communication and maintain a respectful dialogue on this page, comments which are posted in violation of the Rules of Conduct for this page shall be subject to removal without notification to the commenter.

Rules of Conduct:

1) Comments on this page must be within the scope of the topic raised by the original post.

2) Comments must be civil, and must not contain malicious, offensive, threatening, profane, or insulting language.

3) References to the personality of others and attacks on an individual’s character are prohibited.

4) Links to other web sites or pages must be relevant to the topic raised by the original post, and not violate any Rule of Conduct.

5) Advertising, promotional, event, and publication announcements concerning activities, projects, and events that are not sponsored by Benton County or with which the County is not affiliated are not permitted. If you have an advertising, promotional, event, or publication announcement that you wish to have posted on this page, and the announcement does not violate a Rule of Conduct, you may request to post the announcement by sending a private message to this page.

6) Comments concerning outside campaigns, ballot issues, initiatives, or referendum are not allowed on this page.

7) Complaints and concerns regarding county employees, county officials, or the administration of county programs or services may be lodged with the department to which the complaint relates by calling (479) 271 - 1000.

If a comment you have made has been removed from this page and the comment did not violate one of the Rules of Conduct, you may request that it be re-posted by sending a private message to this page describing the comment, the original post in which it was commented, and the reason why it should be replaced on the page.

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Contacted the sheriff's department and they said there's nothing they're going to do about it. This is how this guy takes care of his animals next door to us you would think there would be some kind of ordinance or law against just letting livestock they did in the corral and rot with the other animals around. I would think it would be real unhealthy for them and it sure smells bad too bad we don't have a county government with any backbone
Benton County Road Dept. recently resurfaced Browning Road near Gentry. Road is great! A few days of minor inconvenience for major improvement. :) Thanks!
Regarding the recent 2019 Tax Statements... what is Emg Medical Svcs? I pay “dues” every year to Gravette since I am outside city limits. Please explain the difference.
I was blessed with meeting one of the environmental officers today. I was walking the side of the dirt road searching for morels. All I can say, Amazing Gentleman.
How???
Not sure who to ask this question of, but I'll start here, and if anyone can point me in a different direction or email/website etc. I'd appreciate it. I am wondering what the Co. is doing to prepare for all absentee/mail in ballots for our next election?
Why do the deputies speed all the time and ride your butt while on and off duty? They never pass, so if they are in such a hurry they should just pass. They should get speeding tickets like the rest of us. Turn on the blue lights if you need to get by!!!
Thank you for all your hard work! You all are appreciated.
Is the audio to the meetings going to be posted? I don’t see the audio from the finance committee meeting on the page.
so the county just made up some story about the previous assessment value of cars and light trucks being wrong and gave itself an 18% property tax increase? everyone needs to remember this the next time benton county wants to raise taxes. this is really concerning.
Any idea where to get sand bags/sand in Benton County? The big box stores have none in stock.
On behalf of all Beaver Shores residents, we would like to sincerely thank Benton County, Arkansas Government and Benton County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Shawn Holloway for volunteering two motor units to escort and help keep our annual Patriotic Parade & Ice Cream Social safe. All of the Benton County departments have been fantastic partners of ours and easy to work with. Thank you!