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






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.

The Superior Court bench is beginnings its annual review of the Superior Court Local Court Rules.  Should you have any suggested amendments or new rules to be considered, please forward your comments to Tiffany Deaton no later than April 23, 2021.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

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



Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, 2021. 



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



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