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Quorum Court

Quorum Court


Quorum Court
Courthouse, Room 115
200 N. Main Street
Benton, AR 72015
501-303-5601

The Justice of the Peace is an elected official in county government. Saline County has 13 Justices of the Peace which forms the Saline County Quorum Court.

Quorum Court Members 2017-2018

The Quorum Court is the Legislative body of county government. These officers representing 13 districts within the county meet two times each month to conduct county business and review ordinances and resolutions for passage. The county judge is the presiding officer over the Quorum Court without a vote, but with the power of veto. This veto can be overridden with a 3/5 vote of the total membership of the Quorum Court.

The Quorum Court may exercise the following powers, but are not limited to: levying of taxes in a manner as prescribed by law; appropriating public finds for the expenses of the county in a manner as prescribed by ordinances; establishing the number and compensation of elected officials and county employees; providing for any service or performance of any function relating to county affairs; to exercise any other powers necessary for effective administration of authorized services and functions.

Quorum Court Meeting
Regular Quorum Court meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Saline County Courthouse in Courtroom #1. Any Quorum Court meetings that fall on a Monday Holiday will be held the next evening (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. in Courtroom #1 at the Courthouse. Call Rhonda Richards at 501-303-5601 if you have any questions.

Committees Meeting
Regular Public Works and Safety Committee and Finance Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Saline County Courthouse in Courtroom #1. Any committee meetings that fall on a Monday Holiday will be held the next evening (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. in Courtroom #1 at the Courthouse.