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

Submission of Initial Reports

Benton and Franklin Counties require the use of our local court guardianship forms.


All Guardianship Forms can be accessed on this site.


File originals of documents with the Clerk's Office


File the following original documents/reports with the Clerk's office (the Clerk can file-stamp a copy for your records if you provide one at the time of filing):

  1. Oath of Guardian
  2. Designation of Standby Guardian (Form #23)
  3. Notice of Right to Request Special Notice (Form #25), if applicable (see section 3.15 of order appointing guardian)
  4. Initial Personal Care Plan (Form #22), if applicable
  5. Guardianship Inventory (Form #21), if applicable
  6. Petition for Approval of Budget, Disbursements, and Initial Personal Care Plan (From#33A)
  7. Declaration of Completion of Guardian Training*

*Guardians are required to complete Mandatory Guardian Training which is offered at no cost. Upon completion, the Declaration of Completion of Guardian Training must be printed and then filed with the Clerk’s office.


Mail or deliver to the appropriate Clerk:


Franklin County Clerk

1016 N. 4th Ave.

3rd floor, Room 306

Pasco, WA 99301




Benton County Superior Court Clerk

7122 W. Okanogan Pl, Bldg. A

Kennewick, WA 99336


Submit originals of proposed orders to GMP.


Original proposed Order must be submitted to the GMP

(if you want a copy of the Order after it has been signed, please provide a copy of the Order along with a self-addressed stamped envelope):

  1. Order Approving Budget, Disbursements, and Initial Personal Care Plan (Form #33B)


Mail or deliver to:


Guardianship Monitoring Program

Benton-Franklin County Superior Court Administration

7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bldg. A

Kennewick, WA 99336






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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