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]

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]

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
2021 Benton Franklin Counties Local Cou[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

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

 

         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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