Circuit Court Clerk

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

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Important Notice Regarding Passport Applications 

The U.S. Department of State Passport Services has announced an increase in the passport acceptance fee.  Beginning April 2, 2018 the execution fee will increase from $25.00 to $35.00.  All other fees for passport applications will 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.

JURY DUTY - Updated 03/16/18 at 9:30 A.M. - There are currently multiple jury trials scheduled in Scott County.  Please read carefully.

If you received a summons for the trial scheduled on Monday, March 19, 2018, this trial has been DELAYED to WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018.  You will need to come to the rear entrance of the MAIN COURTHOUSE by no later than 8:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  Letters, advising of this change, have been mailed.  Please notify the bailiff upon your arrival, so you can be checked in. 

If you received a summons for the Jury Trial scheduled on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, with instructions to report to the rear entrance of the Judicial Building, you will not need to appear.  This trial has been cancelled.

All Jurors:  Please review your jury summons/letter carefully.  If in doubt, you are always welcome to call our office for verification as to whether you need to appear or not.   

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 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

Lost and Found

A ring was found in a bathroom on November 16, 2017.  We would like to reunite it to its owner.  If you were in court, or our facilities, on that date and lost a ring, please email the description to  No descriptive information will be provided by this office.   

Important Annoucement Regarding Judge Pearson's 2nd and 4th Thursday Law Days:

Effective the November 22, 2017, we are changing the structure for Judge Pearson's typical 2nd and 4th Thursday - Law Days. The new structure will be as follows:  9:00 A.M. - Criminal; 1:00 P.M. - Civil, Domestic with counsel; 1:30 P.M. - State/PA Paternity; 2:00 P.M. - Pro Se Domestic.  Occasionally Probate matters are taken up on these law days as well.   In emergency situations, special arrangements can be made to take up these matters prior to the 9:00 A.M. criminal docket, and in non-emergency matters, they may be scheduled at 1:00 with the civil and domestic.  Cases previously submitted using the prior time schedule, are being adjusted accordingly.  Please confirm times with the e-notifications received and  Please feel free to share this information so as to get the word out to all.  Thank you in advance for your assistance in this transition.  Thank you, Christy M. Hency, Circuit Clerk 

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...
Sound Recording Duplication Request
Request To Terminate Due To 21 Years Old
Request for record search – Dissolution of marriage

There are currently no positions available in the Scott County Circuit Clerk's Office. 

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

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Divorce Proceedings Law Day Information
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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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