Auditor-Treasurer

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.

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.


SERVICE INFORMATION


  • PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

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

ACH DIRECT PAY NOW AVAILABLE FOR PROPERTY TAX OWNERS.

  • DMV (LICENSE CENTER)

All DMV Services will be APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

Click the link below to access online appointments:

BOOK OR MODIFY YOUR APPOINTMENT HERE

For assistance scheduling your online appointment please call 320-968-5010.

 LICENSE CENTER (DMV)

Due to building capacity limits and the large volume of customers the License Center is no longer accepting walk-ins for DMV Services.

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADJUST THESE TIMES DUE TO EXTREMELY HIGH CUSTOMER TRAFFIC.

License Center: 320-968-5010


Click here for Driver's License Status Lookup




Please click on the links below to access online services:

County-Owned Parcel for Sale over the Counter-09.00541.03