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

Appeals from Lower Courts

The information on this page pertains to appeals from the following courts of limiited jurisdiction: Benton County District Court; Franklin County District Court; and Pasco Municipal Court.


CASE SCHEDULING ORDERS.  All appeals from courts of limited jurisdiction are subject to case scheduling orders.  All parties must comply with the case scheduling orders.  Attendance by parites is mandatory at status conferences and at oral argument.


RECORD OF LOWER COURT.  The appellant is responsible for obtaining a copy of the record of the lower court.


TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDING.  The appellant is also responsible for preparing a transcripot of the proceedings in the lower court.


Click below to view a typical case scheduling order.

Microsoft Word document [36.0 KB]

Click HERE for a list of freelance transcriptionists.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

The process for ex parte has changed in both counties on a permanent basis. 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.

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

RCW 7.06.040 was amended changing eligibility requirements for arbitrators under the mandatory arbitration process.   Click HERE for information and attestation 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  Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, 2018.


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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