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Benton County, MO Court System Information

Benton County is a county located in the west-central part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 19,056. Its county seat is Warsaw.

Circuit Court

Benton County is located within the 30th Judicial Circuit.

Benton County, MO Court Overview

The following courts are located in Benton County, Missouri. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. 30th Judicial Circuit Court, Missouri

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Benton County Courthouse
316 Van Buren St,
Warsaw, MO 65355
Phone: 660-438-6231

Benton County Circuit Clerk:

Cheryl Schultz, Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 37
316 Van Buren St,
Warsaw, MO 65355
Phone: (660) 438-7712
Fax: (660) 438-5755
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Circuit Clerk is the official record keeper for the courts. The circuit clerk is not an official of the local government but a state constitutional officer. The primary duty of the circuit clerk is to assist the Circuit Court judge in the execution of their judicial duties by preparing and maintaining court records, collecting fees and fines, and processing paperwork. The circuit clerk issues all processes such as citations, notices, and summons for service to the sheriff and subpoenas all witnesses in trials of matters. The Clerk must be present at all court sessions and keep complete records of the proceedings and determinations of that court.

Benton County Circuit Court Judge:

Michael O. Hendrickson, Judge 30th Judicial Circuit Court Judge

Mark B. Pilley, Associate Circuit Court Judge
P.O. Box 37
316 Van Buren St,
Warsaw, MO 65355

Benton County Justice Court Clerk:

Dorothy Lewis, Justice Court Clerk
P.O. Box 1507
404 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Missouri 38732
Phone: 662-843-4008
Fax: 662-846-6783
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Benton County Justice Court Judge:

Harold Ward, Sr. Judge (District I)
P.O. Box 1507
404 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Missouri 38732
Phone: (662)-843-4008
Fax: (662)-846-6783
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

James Strait, Judge (District II)
P.O. Box 1507
404 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Missouri 38732
Phone: (662)-843-4008
Fax: (662)-846-6783
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Betty Taylor, Judge (District III)
P.O. Box 1507
404 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Missouri 38732
Phone: (662)-843-4008
Fax: (662)-846-6783
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Benton County, MO County Clerk

Susan Porterfield, County Clerk
316 Van Buren St,
P.O. Box 1238
Warsaw, MO 65355
Phone: (660) 438-7326
Fax: (660) 438-3275
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The County Clerk is the official record-keeper of the County. The Clerk’s office is responsible for the oversight and day-to-day operations, including but not limited to County accounts payable, Circuit Court records, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Military Discharges, Issue county liquor, and auctioneer licenses, concealed pistol permits, election administration, payroll, and employee benefits. The County Clerk is also the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners. This includes creating the Board agendas, scheduling appearances and presentations for the Board, and taking the minutes of those meetings. In Addition, the Clerk is also responsible for voter registration and campaign finances. Receive bids and file copies of bids and notices and swear in notaries and certify to state.

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