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

Protection Order Information and Forms

Domestic Violence and Anti-Harassment Calendars



Franklin County Domestic Violence Calendar





Benton County Domestic Violence Calendar

9:30 a.m.

Various Types of Protection Orders

There are various types of protection orders available depending on the circumstances.  The requirements for each order is controlled by a different statute. Domestic Violence Protection Orders are authorized under RCW Chapter 26.50.  Anti-Harassment Orders may be obtained under RCW Chapter 10.14. Stalking Orders are controlled by RCW Chapter 7.92.  Extreme Risk Protection Orders are avaialble under RCW Chapter 7.94.


Restraining Orders protecting parties and property interests in domestic cases are authorized under RCW Chapter 26.09 and RCW Chapter 26.26.  Sexual Assault Proection Orders are available under RCW Chapter 7.90.  Protection for Vunerable Adults can be obtained under RCW Chapter 74.34.  In criminal cases, no-contact orders may be entered pursuant to RCW Chapter 10.97.  Extreme Risk protections order under RCW Chapter 7.94 are available as well.

Protection Order Forms

Click below to access mandatory forms from the Washington Administrator of the Courts.


Domestic Violence Protection Forms


Anti-Harassment Forms


Stalking Order Forms


Restraining Orders for Married Parties


Restraining Orders for Unmarried Parties


Sexual Assault Protection Forms


Vunerable Adults Protection Forms


Extreme Risk Protection Orders


Additional information, including filing instructions are available on the Benton County Clerk's and Franklin County Clerk's websites.

WashingtonLawHelp Interactive Protection Order Website

Click below to access the WashingtonLawHelp interactive potection order website, that includes forms and instructions.

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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