District Court


District Court front counters are now open.  Wearing mask and observing social distancing are strictly enforced.

Emergency Order Re: Criminal Matters effective October 9, 2020

Amended Administrative Order 20-001 Emergency Court Closure 

All scheduled hearings are being held via telephonic or video appearances, except mitigation hearings. For information on telephonic and/or video hearings, click HERE.

Mitigation Hearings are being held by mail or email. For more information click HERE.

The public needing to file pleadings or new cases with the court can send their documents via regular mail to the following address: 7122 W Okanogan P, Bldg. A, Kennewick WA 99336.

You can contact us by phone at 509-735-8476 or email at District.Court@co.benton.wa.us.

Attorneys may file pleadings or new cases though the e-filing portal.  

Frequently asked questions:

1. Is it possible to request a telephonic and/or video hearing?
    Yes, by following the procedure outline in the Remote Hearing Procedure
and completing the form  Request Hearing Cover Sheet.

2. I have a court hearing scheduled, will it be re-set? 
     There are certain cases that we can re-schedule. 
     Please call or email us at  District.Court@co.benton.wa.us 

3. When is my court date?
     Please call or email us at  District.Court@co.benton.wa.us 
     or visit  Find My Court Date. 

4. How can I get court appointed attorney?
   The court can appoint you an attorney if you qualify.  Download the Court Appointed Attorney instructions and screening forms, click here.

5. How can I file paperwork?
     For attorneys, you can file electronically, by registering. Click
     For other litigants, please mail your pleadings to:
     District Court
     7122 West Okanogan Pl, Bldg A
     Kennewick WA 99336

6.  How much do I owe and how can make payment? Click here.

7.  How can I take care of my warrant?  Click here

.  How can I get my fine/legal obligations reviewed?
You can make a written request for a review of your fines/legal obligations and providing the court with documentation of your financial situation. Examples of acceptable financial documentation are proof of income, rental agreement, proof of employment, SSI, food stamp entitlement etc. The judge will review your request and submitted documentation and will decide based on the information you provide.


About District Court

The Benton County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction and has concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Court in all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor actions committed in violation of State and County statutes or County and Municipal ordinances. The Benton County District Court handles all matters involving traffic, non-traffic, and parking infractions, anti-harassment, and small claims up to $5000 (business) or $10,000 (individual).  The District Court also has concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Court over civil actions involving amounts up to $100,000.


Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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