District Court

Bentonville District Court


The Bentonville District Court (Benton County District Court, Division 2) handles traffic, misdemeanor and ordinance violations from citations issued within the Bentonville area.  In addition, Bentonville District Court handles Civil and Small Claims cases when there is proper jurisdiction. The current elected District Judge, Ray Bunch presides over all cases.

Court Clerks are not allowed to give legal advice. Giving legal advice is prohibited as the unauthorized practice of law. The Clerk is only allowed to explain court procedures and advise patrons of their options. Anyone in need of legal advice must contact an attorney.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bentonville District Court is to administer justice under law equally, impartially and efficiently in a safe, professional environment with dignity and respect for all, furthering the goal of promoting public safety, trust and confidence.

Statement of Core Values

Required to accomplish our mission are the following values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:

  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Quality service
  • Respect for the individual