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

Civil Case Information and Forms

Civil Calendars

Monday:

Franklin County Status Conferences, Settlement Conferences and Trial Management Conferences

9:00 a.m to Noon

 

Franklin County Domestic Violence Calendar

1:30 p.m.

 

Franklin County Civil Calendar

2:30 p.m.

 

Franklin County Probate and Guardianship Calendar

2:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday:

Benton County Guardianship and Probate Calendar

1:30 p.m.

 

Thursday:

Benton County Status Conferences

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Benton County  Settlement Conferences and Trial Management Conferences

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Friday:

Benton County Probate Calendar

8:30 a.m.

 

Benton County Domestic Violence Calendar

9:30 a.m.

 

Benton County Civil Calendar

1:30 p.m.

Local Civil Rules

Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court has adopted extensive Local Civil Rules in order to manage civil cases.  Click HERE to view them.

Civil Forms

Certificate of Readiness.doc
Microsoft Word document [41.5 KB]
Joint Trial Management Report.doc
Microsoft Word document [119.0 KB]

Unlawful Detainer Form Order Staying Writ of Restitution

The Court has developed a form to be used when the tennant seeks to stay the enforcement of a writ of restitution by entering into a payment plan.  It may be downloaded by clicking below.

ORDER FOR JUDICIAL DISCRETION REVIEW – STAYING ENFORCEMENT OF WRIT OF RESTITUTION AND FOR PAYMENT PLAN UNDER TENANCY RCW 59.18.410(3) AND RCW 43.31.605(1)
Order for Judicial Discretion Unlawful D[...]
Microsoft Word document [40.5 KB]

As of January 3, 2022, the Right to Counsel for indigent tenants is provisionally operational in Benton and Franklin Counties. The Standing Order and attachments may be downloaded by clicking below.

STANDING ORDER RE: APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL FOR INDIGENT TENANTS IN UNLAWFUL DETAINER PROCEEDINGS
Standing Order re Appointment of Counsel[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [259.7 KB]

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) 

The Court has issued a Standing Order that is effective October 7, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The Order and its attachments may be downloaded by clicking below. 

Standing Order with Ex. A & B.
Standing Order - ERPP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [455.7 KB]

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.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for New Years on Friday, December 31, 2021.

 

The Courts will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 17, 2022. 

 

 

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

Suite A130

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

         DISCLAIMER

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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