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

Civil Case Information and Forms

Civil Calendars


Franklin County Status Conferences, Settlement Conferences and Trial Management Conferences

9:00 a.m to Noon


Franklin County Domestic Violence Calendar

1:30 p.m.


Franklin County Civil Calendar

2:30 p.m.


Franklin County Probate and Guardianship Calendar

2:30 p.m.



Benton County Guardianship and Probate Calendar

1:30 p.m.



Benton County Status Conferences

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Benton County  Settlement Conferences and Trial Management Conferences

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Benton County Probate Calendar

8:30 a.m.


Benton County Domestic Violence Calendar

9:30 a.m.


Benton County Civil Calendar

1:30 p.m.

Local Civil Rules

Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court has adopted extensive Local Civil Rules in order to manage civil cases.  Click HERE to view them.

Status Conferences

In cases that are subject to Civil Case Schedule Orders (See, LCR 4(c) for a list of exempted cases), status conferences are scheduled in the Civil Case Schedule Order. The status conference will occur, and participation is mandatory for all attorneys and self-represented parties, unless cancelled as provided in LCR 4.1. A link to the form for cancelling and confirming status conferences is below.


The plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney is responsible for initiating the call for all parties.

The plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney must get all parties on the line and then call Court Administration.  Call 509-736-3070.  (Should you receive a voice mail message, please hang up and immediately call back to reach court staff.  The court has only one conference call line and if two or more calls are received at the same time the voicemail feature is automatically activated.)


NOTICE:  Parties are encouraged at any time to contact the Civil Case Manager to schedule a telephonic status conference to assist the parties in resolving case scheduling problems, including requests to change the trial date.

Civil Forms

Cancellation-Confirmation of Status Conf[...]
Microsoft Word document [63.5 KB]
Certificate of Readiness.doc
Microsoft Word document [41.5 KB]
Joint Trial Management Report.doc
Microsoft Word document [119.0 KB]

Unlawful Detainer Form Order Staying Writ of Restitution

The Court has developed a form to be used when the tennant seeks to stay the enforcement of a writ of restitution by entering into a payment plan.  It may be downloaded by clicking below.

Order for Judicial Discretion Unlawful D[...]
Microsoft Word document [40.5 KB]

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
2021 Benton Franklin Counties Local Cou[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

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




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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