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One to two cubic yards will fill a full sized (empty) pickup bed. Smaller trucks or short beds, may only hold 1/2 cubic yard. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5954.
Trucks or trailers that are 108 inches tall or less can be loaded. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5954.
North of Tiger Boulevard at 2000 North West A Street. We are on the east side of the road at the top of the hill. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5954.
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Yes. Filing fees are $65 for a Small Claims case and $80 for a Civil case. You also will have to pay a fee to have your complaint served on the other party. The fee varies, but you may serve the other party by Certified Mail, through the Sheriff's office or by employing a private process server. The Court Clerk cannot tell you which method of service is "best". It is a personal choice, the clerk can just tell you your options.
Small Claims cases involve claims for amounts of $5,000 or less. Civil cases include claims for amount of $25,000 or less. Civil cases also can involve attorneys. If you file a Civil case but do not hire an attorney, you are held to the standard of an attorney when pursuing your case. Further clarification can be found in the Small Claims Handbook as to things that may disqualify you from filing a Small Claims case.
You can obtain a Complaint form online or at our courthouse, 2706 S. Walton, Bentonville, Arkansas. This form is the same for a Small Claims or Civil case.
Yes. The fees are due at the time of filing. Payment should be made in the form of check or Money Order.
Please refer to the Small Claims Handbook for questions about the proper Court in which to file.
Yes. You will have to provide a good address for the Defendant at the time of filing. Without a good address for the Defendant it will be difficult, if not impossible, to serve the paperwork as required by Arkansas law.
The clerk cannot give you legal advice, nor tell you if you have the grounds on which to file a claim. The clerk can explain the options you have when filing a case.
You can file a Small Claims case, which allows each person to represent his/herself. Attorneys are not allowed in Small Claims cases, per Arkansas law.
No. The Court has recently launched a new mediation program. Mediation is offered at no charge to the parties. If both parties agree to mediation, a licensed mediator will listen to both sides and try to help them come to a mutually acceptable agreement which is fully enforceable. For additional information please read the Mediation information sheet.
If you miss your court date you should come to our office the next business day before noon. You will need to sign for a new court date and will also have to answer for the additional charge of Failure to Appear on the original court date. If you do not come to our office the next business day following your missed court date, a warrant may issue for your arrest.
If you would like the Public Defender as your attorney you will have to ask the Judge at your first court appearance. The Judge will review your case, and if he/she determines you might qualify for the Public Defender, will have you complete an Affidavit of Indigence. After reviewing the Affidavit, the Judge will decide whether to appoint the Public Defender to represent you.
Yes. Weapons, firearms and knives of any kind are strictly prohibited and subject to confiscation. Food, drinks and chewing gum are also prohibited. Bags and large purses should not be brought inside and people will be asked to take them back to their car, when that is an option.
We accept cash, checks, money orders and credit or debit cards. When paying with cash, exact change is required. Temporary checks will not be accepted.
Payments can be made at our office during regular business hours, through the mail or online. If sending payment through the mail, please do not send cash. Credit or debit card payments are subject to a 7% convenience fee when paying on online or a 3.5% convenience fee when paying at our office. (This fee is charged by the processing company and does not benefit the court).
Case dispositions are entered on a docket sheet. Copies of your docket can be obtained at our office during regular business hours. There is a minimal copying charge of 25 cents/page. In the alternative, some case dispositions can be obtained online through JusticeWeb (cases from May 2013 and forward). Click the “Report” icon in the top banner. This will give you various report options. Choose the “Name Search” report. Enter the requested information and you will have the ability to print out your docket.
Welcome to Bentonville! Visit the Your Home page for resources like signing up for utilities, licence your pet and more.
Visit our City Council page to get contact information for our members.
Start your career with the City of Bentonville by visiting our Human Resources Employment page.
The award recognizes Bentonville property owners who enhance the integrity of the city’s historic properties. This is achieved by appropriate additions and/or exterior renovations to existing structures and compatible new construction. "Historic" is defined as a structure that is approximately 50 years old or older, and embodies distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction. A structure may also be designated as significant for its association with events or individuals that are important on a local, regional, national, or global level. In order for a structure to be designated as significant, it must retain a high level of historic integrity. A structure may also be significant if it is listed in or is eligible to be listed in the Arkansas Register of Historic Places or the National Register of Historic Places.
Bentonville’s history is important. Ongoing efforts to protect our city’s historic assets sustain the feeling of a rich community history that forms the heart of Bentonville. To recognize the accomplishments of those who have taken a committed role in the preservation of Bentonville’s historic integrity, the city created the historic preservation award.
Evaluation criteria are based on four categories:
Any citizen, organization, business or agency may submit a nomination for property within the Bentonville city limits. You may nominate your own property or nominate someone else by filling out the application (PDF). All entries must be received by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Winning applications will be selected by a five member panel consisting of one City Council member, one Planning Commission member, two city staff, and a member at large.
Winners are honored by the Mayor at the second regular City Council meeting in May to coincide with National Historic Preservation Month. The winner is presented with a decorative yard sign designating their property as a winner. A photograph of the winner and property will be placed in the city’s newsletter, the “Bentonville Focus”.
The Staff Attorney acts as in-house counsel and provides legal guidance and support for elected city officials, city departments, and boards and commissions in conducting City business. The office represents the City before judicial and administrative agencies in civil litigation proceedings; and prosecutes all traffic and misdemeanor violations occurring within the limits of the city of Bentonville. Felony criminal matters in the City of Bentonville are handled by the Benton County Prosecutor's Office. For more information contact Camille Thompson.
No. The Staff Attorney's office advises the City, which has the status of a municipal corporation. The Staff Attorney and Legal Department personnel are ethically prohibited from providing legal advice to individuals regarding private legal matters. These matters must be handled by attorneys retained by the individuals. You may search for attorneys who are members of the Arkansas Bar Association.
The Bentonville City Clerk maintains copies of the City Code and ordinances. The City Clerk's office is located at:3rd Floor of City Hall117 West CentralBentonville, AR 72712
She may be reached by phone at 479-271-3112. The City is working to make the Code and ordinances available online for viewing and downloading.
You can expect arraignment and a trial. For more information, visit our Ticket or Citation page.
No. You should follow the options provided on the ticket. Contact us at 479-271-5956 for more information.
No. Cases are not assigned to the City Prosecutor's Office until after your first appearance. You should appear at your first appearance, or arraignment hearing, before the City Prosecutor will speak with you. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5956.
Discovery will be available for your inspection and review at your first court appearance, termed an Arraignment Hearing. In addition, the City of Bentonville Prosecutor’s office maintains an open file policy.If you have an attorney, discovery will be provided to your attorney, free of charge, prior to Trial date. If you are not represented by an attorney and would like to request a copy of the discovery, please make a written request to the Bentonville City Prosecutor’s office at:117 W CentralBentonville, AR 72712
At the present time the District Judge will not allow any traffic violations to be taken under advisement.
Please contact the Legal Department at 479-271-5956 and give a description of the crime involved, including the location and approximate date of the incident. The Legal Department Staff will determine the status of your case for you.
You should contact the City's Case Coordinator at 479-271-5956 and she will work with you, the City Prosecutor and the Bentonville District Court to obtain restitution.
The prosecutor needs to know about the request, but whether or not the charges will be dropped is within the prosecutor's discretion. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5956.
Many people get confused because both offices are located in Bentonville. The City of Bentonville takes complaints and prosecutes misdemeanor cases that are committed within the Bentonville City Limits. For example: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Number 1 Number 2 or Number 3, Shoplifting under $500, Battery, traffic citations and City ordinance violations.
The Benton County Prosecutor's office takes complaints and prosecutes on felony level cases. For example homicide: DWI Number 4, hot checks, shoplifting over $500. The County Prosecutor's Office also handles misdemeanors which occur in Benton County (outside of a city). In addition, the county prosecutes juveniles and domestic violence cases. The Benton County Prosecutor's Office may be reached at 479-271-1030.
No. Bentonville District Court hears misdemeanor and traffic cases prosecuted by the County Prosecutor's Office as well as the City Prosecutor's Office. As a general rule, if your citation was issued by a Bentonville Police Officer, it will be handled by the Bentonville City Prosecutor.
If your citation was issued outside the Bentonville City limits by a Benton County Deputy or Arkansas State Trooper, then it will generally be handled by the Benton County Prosecutor. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5956.
The Benton County Domestic Violence Office prosecutes domestic assaults, domestic batteries and related crimes that occur in the City of Bentonville.
To pay a fine or ticket, please visit:Bentonville Police Department908 SE 14th StreetBentonville, AR 72712
Yes, we fingerprint citizens on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. We charge a fee of $10 per fingerprint card. Please bring fingerprint cards with you provided by your employer, organization, or entity requesting the fingerprints. If one needs fingerprint cards, one can print standard FBI fingerprint cards from the FBI website. Please following the website's printing instructions.
Accidents are available at the police department or access accident reports online. To order an accident report online, the requester must know the report number (available when the report is taken at the scene), the report date, and/or the last name of a person involved in the accident. Accidents are $10 online and $5 at the Police Department.
Case reports are available in person at the police station and cost $0.06 per page. Please note that case reports are not available when in an open investigation status.
The initial cost of a sewer tap is $125.00. There could be other fees such as: Street Cuts, Sidewalk Cuts, Curb Cuts - these are calculated by the Street Department. The Water Utilities Department will need to go to the site and assess the job first.
A Traffic Light is located at a road intersection with a red, yellow, and green light that facilitates traffic flow. A Street Light is the light that illuminates an area of space for safety reasons.
You can contact the Traffic Signal Shop at 479-271-3165.
You can contact the Electric Department at 479-271-3135.
The painted markings indicate the approximate locations of utility lines. When this occurs some form of maintenance is planned for that area.
Please call the police dispatch number at 479-271-3170 and they will dispatch an animal control officer out.
The Street Department road priorities during snow removal are the arterial roads followed by the collector streets and then the local roads. To view these roads please look at the master street plan for the classifications of streets. This is a very slow process due to the amount of equipment and employee manpower.
Typically it takes 24 to 48 hours to cover the entire City with at least one pass from one of the plow trucks depending on the amount of snow and ice accumulations.
As of the 2010 Census, the population was 35,301.
There are 260.66 linear miles of city maintained streets.
You can apply at:
City of Bentonville Department of Human Resources117 W Central2nd FloorBentonville, AR 72712Phone: 479-271-5929 or 479-271-3191
You can get a map from the City of Bentonville Mapping Department. They can be contacted at 479-271-6826
You can go to the City of Bentonville Planning Department page and get the application and information concerning adopting a street or call 479-271-6826.
Weather conditions can be found from the Arkansas Highways website.
View the Arkansas State Highway website, or contact one of the offices:
Arkansas State Highway District 9 OfficeP.O. Box 610Harrison, AR 72602-0610Phone: 870-743-2100
Arkansas State Resident Engineer's Office3700 Highway 112Bentonville, AR 72712Phone: 479-273-7634
Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Main OfficeP.O. Box 2261Little Rock, AR 72203-2261Phone: 501-569-2000