Benton County Information
Missouri is home to Benton County. The County seat is currently Warsaw. The human population sat at 19,394 in 2020 in Benton County.
It was organized in 1835.
It was named for U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri.
Benton County Arrest Documents
Benton County records every crime that occurs within the county borders. In Benton County, crimes are broken into two main groups. Violent crime and property crime are the classes in question. Property crimes can include things such as burglary, automobile theft, and larceny. Robbery, aggravated assault, murder, and forcible rape make up the four main violent crime types. In 2021, in Benton County, there were 27 violent and 155 property crimes.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Eric Knox
174 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 67
Warsaw, MO 65355
Phone: (660) 438-6135
Fax: (660) 438-3053
Benton County Criminal Files
Criminal records in Benton County include jail and inmate records are consistently updated. This search tool can reveal any jailed or on release person in Benton County. All Benton County sex offenders must be kept on a consistently updated register. This includes any person living, working, at school, or incarcerated in Benton County. This register is made available to every last inhabitant of Benton County.
Occupants can search for the location of sex offenders in Benton County. Non-compliant offenders are also included on the sex offender register.
Benton County Court Records
The county courthouse is in charge of the maintenance when it comes to any court records. In Benton County, people can access court records in:
Benton County Courthouse
P.O. Box 37
316 Van Buren
Warsaw, MO 65355
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST
Phone: (660) 438-7712
Fax: (660) 438-5755
In Missouri, the Court of Appeals oversees any lower court case in which one party contests a decision made. Lower courts may refer to the 115 superior or trial courts across the 105 state counties, including Benton County.
NOTE - Court records are presented one of three ways in Benton County. Court records can be supplied via fax, email, or mail. Only mail delivery is available for certified or official documents in Benton County.
Benton County Public Records
Vital records are kept on every inhabitant of both Missouri state and Benton County. In fact, Benton County, along with the other Missouri counties, is in charge of collecting some of these documents and forwarding them to the state government. Birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, death certificates, divorce certificates, and much more can be included in this.
Marriage records are obtained by the county clerk in Benton County. The records are received and maintained by the Office of Vital Statistics. In the past, the Benton County office has also been in charge of collecting birth and death records. All 115 counties have their records stored at a central registry. All records can then be kept safe and used for statistical analysis.
In 1961, The Missouri Public Records Law was passed, allowing all Benton County occupants to access and copy public records. The law gives every inhabitant of the state the fundamental right to access all public records, whether they are held by the local or state government. This law was most recently amended back in 2006. In Benton County, people can access public records at:
Benton County Clerk: Susan Porterfield
P.O. Box 1238
Warsaw, MO 65355
Phone: (660) 438-7326
Fax: (660) 438-3275
NOTE - In Benton County, records are only given to those who follow the rules. A person must visit within opening hours on Monday to Friday amongst 8:00 a.m.-AND 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. CST. To be granted access to records, a person must also bring in a form of photo ID. A driver's license and a state ID are examples of acceptable photo IDs. A person must also put every single request in writing in Benton County in order to be successful.