Entering the Courthouse (Courthouse Access)
An airport-type security metal and image scanner station is located at the entrance to the Benton County Courthouse. Purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. will be searched. It is a Class C felony for any person to intentionally possess a weapon in a court facility (ORS 166.370
Access for visitors with disabilities is on the 5th Street side of the courthouse at the basement level. Upon entry, you will be directed to the elevator and security station for screening.
Immediately after passing through the security screening station, a large monitor shows cases to be heard and their specific courtroom location. Confidential matters will not appear. It is possible that the courtroom shown on your notice of appearance has changed since the notice was mailed. Always check the monitor to verify the correct courtroom.
If the proceeding of interest does not appear on the monitor and it is not a confidential matter, contact staff in Room 104 for further assistance.
Outside each courtroom is a monitor showing that day’s cases for each specific courtroom with the exception of confidential matters. Courtroom 4 is located on the first floor. Courtrooms 1, 2, and 3 are on the second floor.
Request for ADA accommodations
Request for ADA accommodations must be received as soon as possible, but not less than four business days before an activity or event. (See UTCR 7.060
Persons needing ADA accommodation or services for Benton County Circuit Court should make their request locally to:
There are three Circuit Court Judges serving Benton County. They are elected by the Benton County citizens for a term of six years. The Judges have the responsibility to resolve disputes brought before the Circuit Court with fairness and in accordance with the applicable laws.
List of Judges