Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Changes to Court Processes Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Local Response to Coronavirus

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Emergency Order #1 Re: Court Operations.

Emergency Order Re Court Operations.pdf
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Emergency Order #2 Re: Court Operations.

Emergency Order #2 Re: Court Operations
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Click below to download the Emergency Motion Note for Docket and Order forms for Benton and Franklin Counties.  These must be used to request a hearing on any emergency motion in all case types, civil and criminal.

Benton Emergency Motion Note for Docket and Order
Emergency Note for Docket Benton.doc
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Franklin Emergency Motion Note for Docket and Order
Emergency Note for Docket Franklin.doc
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In abundance of caution and with concern for maintaining the safety and health of the public and our employees, Superior Court Administration will be limiting operation hours as a precautionary measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

 

From March 20, 2020 through April 3, 2020, Superior Court Administration Staff will be working primarily remotely.  Court Administration is available by email and phone from 8:00am to 4:30pm every day.  One Court Administration Staff will be present in our office each day from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

 

 

Statewide Response to Coronavirus

Click below to view the March 18, 2020 Washington State Supreme Court Emergency Order No. 25700-B-606 that significantly reduces the scope of permissible activity until April 24, 2020.

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Click below to view the Washington State Supreme Court Amended Emergency Order No. 25700-B-607 that clarifies the scope of permissible activity until April 24, 2020.  This order was entered on March 20, 2020.  The email that acompanied the amended order indicates that it supersedes the order of March 18, 2020.

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Click below to view the Governor's Proclamation placing a moratorium on evictions of residential tenants.

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Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Civil Presiding Judge

Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court no longer appoints a Civil Presiding Judge.  Please refer to the Daily Schedule for the judge assigned to the individual Civil Dockets.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

Click HERE for information and attestation form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Local Rules Update

Anyone with suggestions for amendments to our Local Rules may submmit them to Tiffany Deaton at the above address or via email by clicking HERE.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for  Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.

 

Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.

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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Court’s information on the internet pages, the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Courts cannot insure 100% accuracy.  The data and links are provided for informational purposes only and may not have been updated on the date you view it.  The Courts assume no liability for any legal consequences arising out of any information on these pages.

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