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Saline County Judge

Jeff Arey, County JudgeThe chief executive officer for county government in Arkansas is the County Judge.  As CEO,the County Judge authorizes and approves the disbursement of all appropriated county funds, operates the system of county roads and county court, administers ordinances enacted by the quorum court, has custody of county property, accepts grants from federal, state, public and private sources, hires county employees except those persons employed by other elected officials.  He presides over the quorum court without a vote, but with the power to veto.  The judge must apply for all federal and state assistance monies for which the county is eligible and appoints the members to all administrative and advisory boards in the county.  

The presiding officer over the County Court is the County Judge.  This court has jurisdiction relating to county taxes including real estate and personal property taxes collected by county government.  This includes assessment of property, equalization of assessments on appeal, tax levies, tax collections and disbursement of tax proceeds.  

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Jeff Arey, County Judge
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Saline County Courthouse
200 North Main Street, Room 117
Benton, AR  72015

Phone:  501.303.5640