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

Submission of Initial Reports



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 3.16 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 along with bench copies of your reports.


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






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
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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




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