Benton County, Arkansas Government

Benton County, Arkansas Government This is the official page for Benton County Government Operations. Check back daily for updates from elected officials and the county organization.
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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.

Here's an update on Coronavirus in Arkansas from the Arkansas Department of Health  --> https://bit.ly/2wMrC5NAs of toda...
03/11/2020

Here's an update on Coronavirus in Arkansas from the Arkansas Department of Health --> https://bit.ly/2wMrC5N

As of today, there is one presumed positive case of COVID-19 in Arkansas. Benton County takes the COVID-19 outbreak seriously and we are taking precautions. We ask you to educate yourself and your family on this.

Updates from the Arkansas Department of Health can be found here. Biggest takeaway: there are no reported cases of COVID...
03/10/2020

Updates from the Arkansas Department of Health can be found here. Biggest takeaway: there are no reported cases of COVID19 in Arkansas as of today. Educating yourself can be the best defense. Stay updated with the link below.

Want to keep up on the latest information about COVID-19? Our website offers updates and resources. For more, go to: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus

Benton County Division of Public Safety
03/08/2020

Benton County Division of Public Safety

FYI - a notice of Benton County Sheriff's Office sale.
03/06/2020

FYI - a notice of Benton County Sheriff's Office sale.

**Notice of Sheriff Sale**

It's a gorgeous day, but Benton County is under a burn ban until 6:00 a.m. Friday. This ban is due to a potentially haza...
03/05/2020

It's a gorgeous day, but Benton County is under a burn ban until 6:00 a.m. Friday. This ban is due to a potentially hazardous fire weather outlook.

Benton County Fire Marshal has issued a 24hr Burn Ban for Benton County.

The elevator in the Benton County Administration Building will be out of service from 8:30 a.m. until approximately noon...
03/05/2020

The elevator in the Benton County Administration Building will be out of service from 8:30 a.m. until approximately noon on Friday, March 6th for a routine maintenance repair. If customers are unable to use stairs for offices on the second or third floors, we will provide a table on the first-floor lobby and a representative from the necessary office will come downstairs to meet them.

Do you know someone who may have been exposed to a herbicide, such as Agent Orange, in the offshore waters of the Republ...
03/05/2020

Do you know someone who may have been exposed to a herbicide, such as Agent Orange, in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975? The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 extends the presumption of that exposure which means benefits may be available to those veterans. Please let others know about this presentation by our Veteran Services office. More information about the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/blue-water-navy.asp

Polls have closed. Unofficial early voting totals can be found on our website.
03/04/2020

Polls have closed. Unofficial early voting totals can be found on our website.

Polls close in a little less than an hour. You still have time to make it to a vote center and cast your ballot.
The results will be posted later tonight on our website here --> vote.bentoncountyar.gov/results/

Another way Benton County facilities are working to keep employees and citizens healthy is by installing these UV filter...
03/03/2020

Another way Benton County facilities are working to keep employees and citizens healthy is by installing these UV filters. These purifiers are designed to eliminate air pollutants, odors, mold, bacteria and viruses. Keeping Benton County healthy through flu and virus season is a top priority.

36 sites to vote today stating at 7:30 a.m. today!
03/03/2020

36 sites to vote today stating at 7:30 a.m. today!

Election Day Vote Centers by City!
These 36 sites will be open tomorrow, March 3rd from 7:30am to 7:30pm.
Benton County voters can vote at ANY vote center open on Election day.
If you haven't voted yet, we hope to see you soon. #bentoncountyvotes

Final day of early voting. See where to vote tomorrow here —-> vote.bentoncountyar.gov
03/03/2020

Final day of early voting. See where to vote tomorrow here —-> vote.bentoncountyar.gov

Last day of early voting turnout. Don't worry, you can still vote from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm tomorrow on Election Day at any vote center. Find the list here --> vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections

Benton County, Arkansas Government's cover photo
03/02/2020

Benton County, Arkansas Government's cover photo

Eight locations where you can vote today. You can vote at ANY of these eight facilities until 5 today. On Super Tuesday,...
03/02/2020

Eight locations where you can vote today. You can vote at ANY of these eight facilities until 5 today. On Super Tuesday, you have more than 30 options! List of locations here ---> vote.bentoncountyar.gov

Today is the last day to early vote for the March Preferential Primary, Nonpartisan Judicial General & Annual School Election. There are only eight locations and all will be open from 8-5. We hope to see you soon! #bentoncountyvotes

Today is the final day for early voting. These are the only early voting locations open today.Open on Monday, March 2nd ...
03/02/2020

Today is the final day for early voting. These are the only early voting locations open today.

Open on Monday, March 2nd from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Benton County Clerk’s office @ 215 E. Central Avenue, Bentonville
Benton County Clerk’s office @ 2111 W. Walnut, Rogers
Benton County Election Commission @ 2109 W. Walnut, Rogers
Benton County Clerk’s office @ 707 S. Lincoln, Siloam Springs
First Landmark Baptist Church @ 206 SE 28th St, Bentonville
Bella Vista Fire Station @ 101 Towncenter, Bella Vista
Reach Church @ 900 W. Centerton Blvd., Centerton
Siloam Springs Community Building @ 110 N. Mt. Olive Street, Siloam Springs

Voter turnout is nearly at 10%.
Imagine that you and nine of your friends are trying to choose where to go out to eat on a lovely spring evening, but only one of you will make the decision for everyone else.
If you don’t think that sounds fair, then why would you let 10% of the registered voters choose your representatives, your judges, and your school board members? Or decide if your city will enact a sales tax?
Surely, these are more important issues than whether you eat pizza or sushi.
Monday is the last day of early voting and Tuesday is Election Day. Check our website to see your sample ballot and voting locations, then tell all your friends that they still have time to take part in important decisions being made.
Vote.bentoncountyar.gov

Benton County officials are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health to keep us up to date on the latest inform...
03/02/2020

Benton County officials are in contact with the Arkansas Department of Health to keep us up to date on the latest information. Here’s a good place to keep updated: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

There are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arkansas, but it never hurts to be prepared. If you are wondering what your business, school, organization, or family can do to prepare for COVID-19, CDC has resources to help you get started.

03/02/2020

Our Facilities Custodial Supervisor - Jimmy Walden - has been using this ionized mister to disinfect surfaces around county facilities. The machine is equipped with a disinfectant cleaner that kills cold and flu viruses, MRSA and Norovirus. We are working to keep our facilities clean so everyone can stay healthy!

The best-named bridge in Benton County --- COWFACE! We are progressing along with this project. Mother nature has been s...
03/01/2020

The best-named bridge in Benton County --- COWFACE! We are progressing along with this project. Mother nature has been slightly difficult to work with, but crews hope to be paving in the next week. The timeline looks to be 3-4 weeks out from completion.

02/29/2020
Benton County Clerk's Office

A few hours left to vote on this Super Saturday!

It's Super Saturday again! All three County Clerk's offices and the Election Commission office are open today from 10-4 for early voting. Check out vote.bentoncountyar.gov to find all four locations addresses. Happy Voting today!

Raise your hand if you know about styrofoam🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️and the problems it causes! Foam packaging - although super lightwe...
02/29/2020

Raise your hand if you know about styrofoam🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️and the problems it causes! Foam packaging - although super lightweight- is very difficult to break down. However, you can recycle clean, white packaging that breaks apart into beads - no colored or printed foam - at the Benton County Solid Waste District at 5702 Brookside Road in the The City of Bentonville, Arkansas Government
or 2300 N Arkansas Street in The City of Rogers.

33 Days until #CensusDay. By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in 2020 Census. An accu...
02/28/2020

33 Days until #CensusDay. By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in 2020 Census. An accurate count is critical b/c #Census results determine the allocation of $1.5 trillion in federal funds and decide which states gain or lose congressional seats.

On the ninth day of early voting 🗳🇺🇸
02/28/2020

On the ninth day of early voting 🗳🇺🇸

2,043 voters on Day Nine of early voting.
#bentoncountyvotes

02/28/2020
Benton County Clerk's Office

Hey FRIENDS! Tomorrow is your deadline to change your address if you are registered in another county in Arkansas. After Friday, the County Clerk’s office can’t transfer you into our county. If you are registered in Benton County and have moved within Benton County, you can change your address whenever you go vote. There’s no deadline for that.

Have you recently moved into Benton County from another county in Arkansas? If you haven't changed your address with our office yet you will need to do so by Friday, February 28th.
If you are not sure if your address has been updated you can give us a call at 479-271-1013.

More than a presidential primary. Check out what is on the ballot. Your vote - your voice. #BentonCountyVotes
02/27/2020

More than a presidential primary. Check out what is on the ballot. Your vote - your voice. #BentonCountyVotes

We’re not just voting on the President.
Early voting is currently going on for the March 3rd Preferential Primary which also includes the Nonpartisan Judicial General and Annual School Election. Pictured below is each ballot type and what is included on them.
To see your specific ballot, go to vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections click ‘sample ballots’ and type in your name and birthday. Once your information comes on the screen, scroll all the way to the bottom to find the ballots.
If you haven't voted yet, we hope to see you soon!

PLEASE SHARE! Why fill out the Census? Arkansas receives $6-7 BILLION in federal funding, based on our Census results. T...
02/27/2020

PLEASE SHARE! Why fill out the Census? Arkansas receives $6-7 BILLION in federal funding, based on our Census results. These funds support Medicaid and grants for transportation, education, public housing, community development, and dozens of other critical federal programs. #Census2020 #EveryoneCounts

Voter turnout for Wednesday!
02/27/2020

Voter turnout for Wednesday!

Voter Turnout as of Day Eight!

02/26/2020

Might see a few flurries this morning! Our road crews have been out checking for any problem areas - nothing to report. Take it easy out there. ❄️

Largest turnout so far!
02/26/2020

Largest turnout so far!

Day Seven of Early Voting. It's been our biggest day so far with 1,561 voters coming out to vote!

02/25/2020
Benton County Clerk's Office

Benton County Clerk Betsy Harrell sums up what's on the ballot in a little over one minute. Check it out.

There is only one week left until the March 3rd Primary/Nonpartisan Judicial General/Annual School Election but early voting is in full swing. What are we voting on exactly? Listen to this exerpt from the February Committee of the Whole meeting where our County Clerk summarizes what you'll see on the ballot.
If you want to see your sample ballot click here --> vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections

Early voting numbers 🗳
02/25/2020

Early voting numbers 🗳

1,385 voters today!
#bentoncountyvotes

02/24/2020
Benton County Clerk's Office

Tomorrow is the final day for the Benton County Clerk's Office to mail our absentee ballots.

Are you out of town? Stuck at home sick? Won’t be able to make it to vote for the March 3rd Primary Election? Tomorrow is the last day for our office to mail out Absentee ballots for voters unavoidably absent.
Go to vote.bentoncountyar.gov/absentee to download an application. Applications can be faxed or emailed to ensure they get to us by tomorrow.

02/22/2020
Benton County Clerk's Office

Super SATURDAY! Check out the locations open today at vote.bentoncountyar.gov. #BentonCountyVotes

It may be called #SuperTuesday, but you can actually vote TODAY! We'll call it Super Saturday for kicks.
All three County Clerk's offices will be open along with the Election Commission's office 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Addresses to these locations can by found on our website vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections

Early voting numbers as of Friday.
02/22/2020

Early voting numbers as of Friday.

Day four early voting totals!
#bentoncountyvotes

02/21/2020
Benton County Clerk's Office

Who and what are you voting on?? Here's a step by step guide on where to find your sample ballot. #BentonCountyVotes

"See Sam Find a Sample Ballot." Earlier in the week we saw Sam find a voting location in the video "See Sam Vote" located on our page. Now she wants to see a sample ballot before she goes to the polls. If you would like to view your sample ballot, take a look at this video and follow along.
For quick access click the link here --> vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections
#bentoncountyvotes

The Courthouse elevator will be for service from 8 am - noon today. Thanks for your patience! The other elevator will be...
02/21/2020

The Courthouse elevator will be for service from 8 am - noon today. Thanks for your patience! The other elevator will be accessible for anyone who is needing assistance.

Early voting results for Thursday.
02/21/2020

Early voting results for Thursday.

Day Three early voting totals. 1,195 votes cast today!
#bentoncountyvotes

“Benton County Judge’s Office, this is Rosemary.” If you’ve ever called the Judge’s office in the last 20 years, you’ve ...
02/21/2020

“Benton County Judge’s Office, this is Rosemary.” If you’ve ever called the Judge’s office in the last 20 years, you’ve heard that sweet voice on the other end of the phone. Today was Rosemary Goines final day at Benton County. She served six county judges in her two decades at the county. We wish Rosemary well as she takes on her next adventure of retirement! We will miss you!

PAWS your busy day and come vote like Bindi! Benton County Search and Rescue pup Bindi came through the Administration B...
02/20/2020

PAWS your busy day and come vote like Bindi! Benton County Search and Rescue pup Bindi came through the Administration Building and took part in the early voting process.
#BentonCountyVotes

It's National Love Your Pet Day!
Benton County's very own Search & Rescue dog, Bindi, found a place to early vote today! Have you found yours? No matter where you live in Benton County, you can vote at any location open for early voting! Check out vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections to find a vote center near you, as well as Election Day voting locations.
Disclaimer: No animals were allowed to actually vote during the staging of this photo.
#bentoncountyvotes #nationalloveyourpetday

Day 2 of early voting!
02/20/2020

Day 2 of early voting!

Day two! Early Voting was down only slightly today with a turnout of 1,215 voters. Have you voted yet?! Check out our website for a vote center near you vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections
#bentoncountyvotes

On Valentine’s Day, our Veteran Services Office and Judge Moehring visited the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks...
02/19/2020

On Valentine’s Day, our Veteran Services Office and Judge Moehring visited the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks handed out cards & visited with our nations bravest service men and women.

Want to know what you’ll be voting on & where to cast your ballot?  —-> vote.bentoncountyar.govFor comparison, in 2016 B...
02/19/2020

Want to know what you’ll be voting on & where to cast your ballot? —-> vote.bentoncountyar.gov

For comparison, in 2016 Benton County had 1,016 voters on the first day. In 2018, we had 612.

Day One of Early Voting for Primary/Judicial/Annual School Election: 1264 voters

02/18/2020
Benton County Clerk's Office

Early voting starts today. Check out where to vote here —-> vote.BentonCountyAR.Gov

Early Voting begins today! Want to know which vote site is closest to you? We have created an interactive map on our website that allows you to enter an address and see which site is near you. Check it out and come see us today ---> vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections

We will see you on Tuesday for the first day of early voting!
02/17/2020

We will see you on Tuesday for the first day of early voting!

Early voting begins Tuesday. All the locations are listed in this post from Benton County Clerk's Office. #BentonCountyV...
02/16/2020

Early voting begins Tuesday. All the locations are listed in this post from Benton County Clerk's Office. #BentonCountyVotes

Early voting begins Tuesday, February 18th. Scroll through the photos to find a vote site near you.
Want to take a look at your sample ballot before you come to vote? Check out vote.bentoncountyar.gov/elections
We hope to see you soon!
#bentoncountyvotes

02/14/2020
How Potholes Form

We understand there are times of the year when maybe your road needs some attention, and we so appreciate when you all let us know about those times. Mother Nature is making it tough right now to keep a few roads smooth due to the cold, wet conditions we have seen recently. The dreaded potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water after the water has entered into the ground under the pavement. That's called the 'freeze-thaw' cycle. When water freezes, it expands. Think of when ice cubes are made. Thanks for your patience as we navigate the 800 miles of dirt road!

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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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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!
I think I speak for all parents and new drivers that it is ridiculous that in the entire county there is 1 driver’s license/permit testing center with only 8 or so stations. With an ever growing community that continues to increase in size, the fact the county has not chose to expand locations is disgraceful and proves how our local government is not prepared for the rapid growth we are facing. This needs to be addressed, as I stand in 85+ degree heat outside in a line that is halfway into the parking lot. If we can have 3 DMV locations we can have multiple license testing centers. If I need to pay taxes to pay for this, I have no problem as it supports our infrastructure.
I wanted to tell Randy and Jay ( and the guys who worked on our problem) at Cozy Corners rd thank you for trying to correct the issue..i hope it works thank you,Ann Jimenez
Still absolutely nothing done over here at Cozy Corners rd.in Siloam Springs...this has been 6 months asking for the flooding to be taken care of and still NOTHING