Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court Office is located on the second floor of the Benton County Courthouse, at 111 East Fourth Street in Vinton Iowa. The Clerk's Office is a State of Iowa Office. The State appointed Clerk of Court in Benton County is Cynthia Forsyth. The phone number is 319-472-2766 and the FAX number is 319-472-2747. For information regarding the Magistrate's Office, call 319-472-2766.
The Clerk's Office will be closed December 4th, 24th, and 31st, January 15th, February 15th, March 12th and 26th, April 2nd, May 28th, and June 18th. Beginning December 4th, 2009 through June 18th, 2010, the Clerk's office also will be closed to the public at 2:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
"Judges are not politicians who can promise to do certain things in exchange for votes." -Chief Justice John Roberts U.S. Supreme Court
"As chief justice. I have had the privilege of talking with chief justices from around the nation. Many of these chief justices view our judiciary as one of the most capable, ethical and impartial in the nation. This good reputation is due to Iowa's merit selection system for appointing judges, which emphasizes professional qualification. As a result, Iowans can be assured that court decisions are based upon legal principles, not political considerations." - Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Iowa Supreme Court
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