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

Judicial Records Request

Public Records Act Request.  Superior Court is not an "agency" under the Public Records Act (RCW Chapter 42.56), and, therefore, the Public Records Act is not applicable to requests for judicial records.  But, beginning January 1, 2016, judicial administrative records may be available under GR 31.1.

 

Case Records Request.  If you are seeking documents filed in court cases, most are available through the respective court clerks' offices.  Contact either the Benton County Clerk or the Franklin County Clerk depending on the county in which the case was filed.  Access to case records is subject to GR 31.

 

Electronic Case Records Access.  Certain records are available online.  Franklin County has adopted Odyssey as its case management system.  You can access case records for Franklin County through the ODYSSEY PUBLIC PORTAL.  Attorneys and litigants can register for enhanced access on that page.  Online access to Benton County case records is through the JIS LINK on the Washington Courts website.

 

Judicial Administrative Records Request Under GR 31.1.  If you are seeking judicial administrative records, please click HERE for information, forms and procedures to assist you in your request from Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court.

 

Information Regarding Other Record Types.  Click HERE to be directed to the Administrative Office of the Courts general information page, which will assist in locating a variety of court-related records.

 

August 23, 2021

Superior Court Statement On Appearances In Court In Light of Governor's Order to Mask

The Superior Court is withdrawing this prior general presumption of personal appearance at hearings to address concerns regarding the Delta variant of Covid-19.  The Court’s order can be found HERE.  In light of the Governor’s Order that all individuals who enter buildings wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, it is appropriate for individuals who can appear remotely to do so if they wish.  The Courtrooms remain open to the public with capacity limits and the requirement of masking for all.  In some criminal matters it is necessary to require the presence the Defendant or Respondent.. Those who wish the opportunity to appear remotely via WebEx must ensure that their connection is sufficient to be heard and/or seen, and that their appearance and behavior during a hearing is appropriate for the Courtroom.

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 Labor Day on Monday, September 6, 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

509-736-3071

 

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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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