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Circuit Court Clerk

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

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 Division
Phone: 573-545-3596
Fax: 573-545-3597

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

Probate Division
Phone: 573-545-3511
Fax: 573-545-3685


JURY DUTY - There are currently no pending jury trial announcements in Scott County. If you have any questions, please call our office during regular business hours at 573-545-3596.  As always, thank you for your service.  Christy M. Hency, Scott County Circuit Clerk        Updated 2:00 P.M. - 08.31.15 CMH



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 passport applications after

3:00 PM on the last working day of the month.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Effective January  5, 2015, we can no longer accept payments made payable to the Scott County Circuit

Clerk's Office for U.S. Department of State passport application fees. This includes credit card payments.

Payment method must be made directly to the U.S. Department of State.

(Each passport application must have one payment in the form of check, money order,credit/debit card or cash, payable to the

Scott County Circuit Clerk,and a second payment to the U.S. Department of State, which must be a check or moneyorder.)

Exceptions CANNOT be made to this policy.


The Circuit Clerk's Office will be closed from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. on the third Friday of every month for staff meetings. Upcoming meetings will be held on:

                                          September 18                                  October 16

                                          November 20                                   December 18

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please see Lisa in Judge Dolan's office, next door right across from the elevator. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.



2014 Legislative Session

Effective January 15, 2015, a $10.00 surcharge will be assessed and collected for each

garnishment filed by the requestor or attorney.  This is payable at filing.



There has been a $5.00 increase to our Law Library Fund which is effective immediately:

Pursuant to Section 514.470, RSMo, $15.00 of the filing fee and cost deposit shall be for the law library fund.

Said sum shall be collected in all civil cases, except actions sent to this county on a change of venue, Chapter 632, RSMo, cases or cases filed by a city, county or the state.




There are no current vacancies in the Circuit Clerk's Office.

Resumes received, are held on file for 12 months.

Please submit to:  Christy M. Hency, Scott County Circuit Clerk

PO Box 587, Benton, MO  63736




Did You Know?

Our office accepts credit/debit cards and personal checks electronically.

Website service fees apply.

(See additional details below.)



Broken Links

If you discover any broken links that we have missed, please feel free to call

or email us using the contact information listed at the top of our page. 



The Circuit Clerk is responsible for maintaining complete and accurate records of the court, collecting, accounting for, and disbursing all monies paid into the court; and performing other duties, as necessary to assist the court in performing its duties. Some of the duties of a court clerk are:

  1. Receive, process, and maintain the judgments, rules, orders, and all other proceedings of the court.
  2. Issue process: summons, subpoenas, executions, garnishments, sequestrations, judgments, orders, and commitments.
  3. Collect and disburse all fines and costs.
  4. Collect and disburse other monies paid into court as ordered by the court.
  5. Select and summon jurors.
  6. Preserve the court seal and other property of the office.
  7. Provide uniform case reporting.
  8. Assist with genealogical searches including: criminal records (excluding traffic and misdemeanors), civil ( excluding orders of protection, small claims, landlord-tenant  issues, and judgments less than $25,000), dissolutions, name changes, juvenile, adoptions, financial, paternity, child support, and immigration records.  Scott County Historical Society.
  9. Process Passport Applications.  Passport fee - Adults ages 16 and over $135.00; Children under age 16 $105.00.  Additional fees apply for expedited service.

      Click here for
    US Department of State
    Passport, Travel, and Living Abroad Information


Court Filing Fees:  Click Here
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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

Click here for answers to questions regarding any of the following:

Child Support General Information
Criminal Case Jury Service
Divorce Proceedings Law Day Information
Important Announcements Miscellaneous Matters

Important Phone Numbers

Additional Information
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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