Auditor-Treasurer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken extra precautions to keep the public and staff safe. Additionally, office closures earlier this year have backlogged the DMV traffic significantly.  We are focusing on assisting as many customers as we can during each day and appreciate your patience.  DMV staff are currently unable to answer questions by telephone because they are busy assisting customers. 

NOW OPEN:

  • PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

Accepted at the counter, by drop box, online, or by mail

  • DMV (LICENSE CENTER)

** If your driver’s license has expired the governor has given a grace period through December 31st to renew **

  • Driver’s license are by appointment only

Due to an extremely high call volume, it will take an extended period of time for a return call. We appreciate your patience and ask that you do not leave more than one message.

  • MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES/DNR

  • Tabs, titles(up to 3 at a time), and DNR renewals are available by walk-in, mail, or drop box

Please click on the links below to access online services:

County-Owned Parcel for Sale over the Counter-09.00541.03


Mission Statement

The County Auditor-Treasurer is an elected position serving a four year term. The Auditor-Treasurer and staff are dedicated to serving the citizens of Benton County by offering the best possible service in all statutory and assigned duties.

Overview of Duties

The Auditor-Treasurer:

  • Collects all county funds owed to the county, much of which are Real Estate and  Personal Property taxes
  • Creates reports for the county, state and federal government
  • Performs tax administration including land transfers, name and address maintenance, splits and combines of property, tax calculation, tax increment finance, and special assessments and settlements.
  • Administers sale of licenses of Liquor, 3.2 Malt Liquor, auctioneers and more.
  • Collects Aggregate Tax

In addition to the above duties, the Auditor-Treasurer is also the Chief Election Officer of the county, responsible for voter registration, ballot layout and absentee voting. Election duties are performed for both state and county.

Other Duties

  • Auctioneer
  • Banking and Collections
  • Driver’s License, renewals and duplicates
  • Elections
  • License Center
  • Liquor and 3.2 Malt Liquor
  • Parcel Information
  • Property Tax Administration
  • State Identification Cards
  • Tobacco

Payment

Benton County does not accept credit cards for payment at the counter.