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

Mandatory Arbitration

All civil actions, except for appeals from municipal or district courts, where the sole relief sought is a money  judgment, and where no party asserts a claim in excess of fifty thousand dollars, is subject to mandatory arbitration.

Mandatory Arbitration procedures and rules are set forth in RCW Chapter 7.06, Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Rules and Local Mandatory Arbitration Rules.


Application to Become an Arbitrator
Application to Become an Arbitrator.doc
Microsoft Word document [39.5 KB]
Statement of Arbitrability
Statement of Arbitrability.doc
Microsoft Word document [42.5 KB]
Response to Statement of Arbitrability/Note for Motion Docket
Response to Statement of ArbitrabilityNo[...]
Microsoft Word document [21.0 KB]
Arbitrator's Request for Compensation
Arbitrators Request for Compensation.doc
Microsoft Word document [58.0 KB]

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.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336



Importance Notice

The Courts will be closed for Labor Day on monday, Septmeber 3, 2018.


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


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