Circuit Court Clerk

Scott County
Circuit Court Clerk Christy Hency
P.O. Box 587
Benton, Missouri 63736

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JURY DUTY - We currently have notices out for three jury trials

If you received a notice to report on Friday, December 07, 2018 or Monday, December 10, 2018 you will not need to appear as both of these trials have been cancelled.

If you received a notice to report on  Wednesday, December 12, 2018, you will need to come to the rear entrance of the main courthouse by no later than 8:30 AM on the date instructed on your notification.  Please notify the bailiff upon your arrival, so you can be checked in. Please continue to check the jury information line at 573-545-3050, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week frequently, this website or the Scott County Circuit Clerk – Missouri Facebook page, for jury trial updates as we often have last minute changes.  If you have any questions, or require special assistance of any kind, please contact our office during normal working hours at 573-545-3596.  Thank you.  Christy M. Hency, Scott County Circuit Clerk               


Attention Missouri Travelers:  REAL ID Enforcement: Missouri

According to the Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security, Missouri has received another extension for REAL ID Enforcement. This extension allows Federal agencies to accept Missouri driver's license and identification cards until August 1, 2019 for all federally regulated commerical aircraft, Federal facilities and nuclear power plants.  For more information on REAL ID Enforcement check out Homeland Security's website at:  The Scott County Circuit Clerk's office is an official Passport Acceptance Agency. Our hours of acceptance are Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. For more information, call our office at 573-545-3596.  Christy M. Hency, CCE, Scott County Circuit Clerk

Scott County goes live with Show-Me Jury – eJuror system

Potential jurors for the November 5, 2018 thru March 1, 2019 jury term will receive a different kind of notice than in decades past.  As of October 3, 2018 the Scott County Circuit Court has officially went ‘live’ on the State of Missouri’s Show-Me Jury – eJuror system.  On October 4, 2018, we will begin sending out notifications to our first set of potential jurors with instructions to complete their qualification questionnaire online.  Jurors will have ten days, as they have in the past, to complete the new online process.  

It is our hope that jurors find this system to be much quicker than filling out the paper form as it allows instant submission to the court.  In addition, because the process is online, it can be completed at the jurors convenience whether that is sitting at their home computer or on their handheld while waiting in line at their local checkout.  Understandably there will be a percentage of jurors for whom the electronic process will be inconvenient or even impossible and we have a solution for that ready to go.  Jurors unable to complete the online process can simply call the circuit clerk’s office for accommodations. 

But that’s not all.  Jurors will now have the option to choose how they wish to be notified when they have been randomly selected for a jury trial.  This, in our opinion, is epic!  Jurors no longer have to worry about checking their mail daily or if they missed a notice.  While completing the online process, jurors can provide a cell phone number or email address if they wish electronic notification of when to appear for service. 

In addition to user convenience, Show-Me Jury will allow great cost savings to the citizens of Scott County.   

Christy M. Hency, CCE - Scott County Circuit Clerk

Filing Fee & Court Cost Increase Effective August 28, 2018

Effective 08/28/18 - A state wide surcharge of $3.50 will be added in most civil, domestic, juvenile, and probate filing fees. A $2.00 surcharge will be added to costs in all traffic violations of any county ordinance or state law, including infraction.  This surcharge is for the Juvenile Justice Preservation Fund and shall expire 08/28/24. More information can be found in Section 211.435, RSMo, Senate Bill 793 and 800.  A copy of the updated filing fees for Scott County are attached below.

Important Notice Regarding Passport Applications 

The U.S. Department of State Passport Services recently announced an increase in the passport acceptance fee.  Effective April 2, 2018 the execution fee increased from $25.00 to $35.00.  All other fees for passport applications remain the same. For more information regarding passports, you may visit the U.S. Department of State webiste at or for more local information, call our office at 573-545-3596 during normal business hours.

Lost and Found

Please contact the County Clerk's Office at 573-545-3549 for Lost and Found information. Thank you.


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open through lunch hour

Circuit Clerk's Office, Assoc. Circuit Court and Probate Court open through lunch.

Circuit Judge's Office and Juvenile offices are closed noon - 12:30

The Circuit Clerk's office is located on the second floor of the Scott County Courthouse (Civil & Administrative Unit, Room 208), (Probate & Family Court Unit, Room 240.

Civil & Administrative Unit
Phone: 573-545-3596
Fax: 573-545-3597

Criminal Unit
Phone: 573-545-3576
Fax: 573-545-4231

Probate & Family Court Unit
Phone: 573-545-3511
Fax: 573-545-3685 

Family Court Implemented by 33rd Court
Self Representation in Family Court
If you are considering representing yourself in a Missouri family court matter, this alert is being released to simply make you, as a court... more...
Notice to Passport Applicants, Fees & Info
Pasport applications will not be accepted after 4:15 P.M. daily. Due to end of the month financial processing, we are unable to accept... more...
Scott County Circuit Court Fees Effective 08.28.18
Sound Recording Duplication Request
Request To Terminate Due To 21 Years Old
Request for record search – Dissolution of marriage

APPRENTICE CLERK -  We are no longer accepting resumes for this position. Thank you.

Continuous Garnishment filers:

Statement of Judgment Balance reports not received, within 200 days from the date of garnishment issue, will result in the immediate termination of the garnishment without notice.


This portion of our website is still under re-construction.  Please feel free to contact Christy with any suggestions.


Local Court Forms: (Additional forms located under Court-Approved Forms)

Sound Recording Duplication Request
Request for Child Support Termination at Age 21
Request for Records Search - Dissolution of Marriage

Links of Interest:
Child Support
Court-Approved Forms
Finding an Attorney
Jury Website
Missouri Judiciary
Missouri Legal Aide Services


Frequently Asked Questions
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Divorce Proceedings Law Day Information
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Important Phone Numbers 

Scott County Mo
P.O. Box 188 :: 131 S. Winchester Street 
Benton, Missouri 63736 
Phone: 573-545-3549 Fax: 573-545-3540
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