Office of County Counsel
The County Counsel is the chief legal officer for Benton County and is responsible for all legal matters involving the Board of Commissioners, the County Administrator and all County departments, employees, boards, commissions and committees. The attorneys in the County Counsel’s office cannot provide legal advice or services to the public. Residents looking for legal consultation should contact a private attorney.
The office’s legal services represent the County in a variety of areas including tort claims, land use and planning appeals, public records matters, code enforcement, constitutional challenges, foreclosure and lien actions, nuisance abatement, real property matters, and public contracting regulations. Legal services also include reviewing contracts, agreements, ordinances, policies and other County actions.