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

Judicial Records Request

Public Records Act Request.  Superior Court is not an "agency" under the Public Records Act (RCW Chapter 42.56), and, therefore, the Public Records Act is not applicable to requests for judicial records.  But, beginning January 1, 2016, judicial administrative records may be available under GR 31.1.

 

Case Records Request.  If you are seeking documents filed in court cases, most are available through the respective court clerks' offices.  Contact either the Benton County Clerk or the Franklin County Clerk depending on the county in which the case was filed.  Access to case records is subject to GR 31.

 

Electronic Case Records Access.  Certain records are available online.  Franklin County has adopted Odyssey as its case management system.  You can access case records for Franklin County through the ODYSSEY PUBLIC PORTAL.  Attorneys and litigants can register for enhanced access on that page.  Online access to Benton County case records is through the JIS LINK on the Washington Courts website.

 

Judicial Administrative Records Request Under GR 31.1.  If you are seeking judicial administrative records, please click HERE for information, forms and procedures to assist you in your request from Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court.

 

Information Regarding Other Record Types.  Click HERE to be directed to the Administrative Office of the Courts general information page, which will assist in locating a variety of court-related records.

 

July 21, 2021

Superior Court Statement On Gradual Transition To In Person Appearances In Court

The Superior Court has indicated in its most recent masking order that in criminal proceedings there is a general presumption of personal appearance.  Specifying a presumption in criminal matters is necessary to recognize the unique requirements of identity and presence for some criminal hearings.  While the Court wants parties and counsel to start moving more toward in person appearances generally as we re-open, we recognize that this is a process that takes time, and that the Supreme Court’s Emergency Orders are still in effect allowing remote appearances where appropriate.  Some counsel and/or their families have health concerns that make it appropriate to continue to appear remotely, as do some litigants.  If Counsel, or a party has a reason to continue to appear remotely on any docket, and does not wish to state it on the record, they may contact Court Administration so that it can be communicated to the bench.

Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados

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

Effective September 1, 2021 - 2021 Superior Court

Local Court Rules  

2021 Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court Local Court Rules
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Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021. 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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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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