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

GR 31.1 Records Request

Washington’s Judicial Branch is committed to openness, transparency, and the promise that the public should have reasonable access to administrative public records. In accordance with these ideals, the Supreme Court has established a rule regarding public access to administrative records.


Effective January 1, 2016, General Rule 31.1: Access to Administrative Records:

  • Confirms the right of the public to examine administrative records of the judicial branch.
  • Establishes procedures for requesting records and guidelines for those responding to requests.

A judicial administrative record is a public record created by or maintained by a court or judicial agency that is related to the management, supervision, or administration of the court or judicial agency.


On this page you can access information, procedures and forms to assist you in requesting judicial administrative records. 


Click HERE to view the Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court Judicial Administrative Records Requests Policy and Procedures.



Click HERE for forms relating to request for judicial administrative records.

Frequently Asked Questions


Click HERE for answers to your questions concerning GR 31.1. 

Records Exempt From Disclosure Requirements


Click HERE for information regarding records that are exempt from disclosure under GR 31.1.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

During the month of December, the Court will conduct ex parte in courtrooms.  Click HERE for a description of the process.


Further, the Court requires that litigants submitting orders ex parte must attest to whether or not a notice of disqualification has been filed.  Click HERE to view Judicial Resolution 17-002 and related form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336



Importance Notice

The Courts will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018.


Trials will not be held during the  week of April 10, 2018 due to Judicial Spring Conference.


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


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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