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Circuit Court Clerk

Circuit Court Clerk Christy M. HencyScott County
Circuit Court Clerk Christy Hency
P.O. Box 587
Benton, Missouri 63736
Email: circuitclerk@scottcountymo.com

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

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We will NOT be able to accept payments or process passport applications after 3:00 p.m. on the LAST working day of the month. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Anyone coming in for passports, we ask that you try to come in by 4:15 p.m. as our offices do close at 4:30 p.m and it does take a little bit of time to go through and process the passport applications. We appreciate your cooperation.

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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:

July 18, 2014

August 15, 2014

September 19, 2014

October 17, 2014

November 21, 2014

December 19, 2014

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We would like to thank the following employees for their years of dedicated service as well as congratulate

them on their recent, current, or upcoming anniversaries with us:

June

Stacey Naile - 8 years

July

Mary Hubbert - 33 years

Phyllis Bruch - 12 years

Debbie Robertson - 7 years

Bridgett Riley - 1 year

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Marking 1 Year

          June 3, 2014 marked a milestone in the Scott County Circuit Courts as we celebrated our 1 year eFiling anniversary. The 33rd Judicial Circuit, consisting of Scott and Mississippi Counties, was only the 9th circuit court to go on eFiling. Still in its infancy, eFiling required innovation and trailblazing, as much was yet to be discovered about its concept and processes. As I look back on the last year and a half, the preparation seemed overwhelming, the kick off exciting, and what followed has been no less than a roller coaster ride. I recall nervous clerks as filings started hitting our queue and how we learned so much in just that hectic first week. The eFiling conversion didn't affect just clerks though. It was an adjustment for the judges of Scott County too, who suddenly found themselves calling cases without files to view. Instead they had only computer monitors, and two at that, with which to view pleadings and case history. As we all learned to toggle between the higher quantity of programs and screens, our automation quickly proved beneficial. Our office had, for a long time, suffered a heavy case processing backlog. The summer of 2013 we rolled up our sleeves and hit that backlog hard! Many clerks came in with me as early as 6:00 A.M., some choosing to work late instead, flexing their work hours to be more productive. That summer we overcame the plaguing backlog and by the fall of 2013, we were able to process current business in a timeliness that had, for a long time, been lacking. Yet it didn't stop there. Clerks continued to become more comfortable with their processing while the management staff continued to implement streamlined processes whenever and wherever possible. This story could not be told though, without giving credit to still another group highly effected by our case management conversion, the attorneys and their staff. eFiling greatly altered their way of doing business too. Without the cooperation and commitment of our court users, for which we are deeply grateful, our conversion would not have been successful.

          Today, 12 months after kick off, we are able to completely process a heavy law day docket within a couple days at most. We are reaching goals that were simply dreams as little as 13 months ago. One can't help but have a swell of pride when considering the amazing improvements made so far. One can't help but get excited about those yet to come. I humbly applaud the efforts of all, most especially my court clerk staff, in making eFiling a success and offer my sincerest congratulations for a job well done!

~Christy M. Hency, Scott County Circuit Clerk

 

 

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

573-545-3597

Christy.Hency@courts.mo.gov

 

 

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. 

 

Services

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 requirements.


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

 

Court Filing Fees:  Click Here
(You will need Adobe Acrobat to open this file. If you do not have Acrobat on your computer, click here for free download.)

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
  Passports  


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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