Public Records
Documents are available for viewing in hard copy format at the Clerk's Office in Prosser or Kennewick. Please contact the Clerks office for further information on historical cases.

Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certifications can be obtained through the Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics. Additionally, these records can be obtained via the VitalChek Network on the Internet.


Criminal

2000 to present is available in electronic format or hard-copy at the Clerks Office

Civil / Domestic Violence

2000 to present is available in electronic format or hard-copy at the Clerks Office

Domestic

2000 to present is available in electronic format or hard-copy at the Clerks Office

Parentage / Guardianship

2000 to present is available in electronic format or hard-copy at the Clerks Office

Adoptions / Parentage

2000 to present is available in electronic format or hard-copy at the Clerks Office

Mental Illness / Alcohol

2000 to present is available in electronic format or hard-copy at the Clerks Office

Juvenile Dependency

2000 to present is available in electronic format or hard-copy at the Clerks Office

Juvenile Offenders

2000 to present is available in electronic format or hard-copy at the Clerks Office


RCW 36.18

a.) The fee for preparing, copying or certifying any instrument on file of record filed in the Clerk's Office is $5.00 for the first page, and $1.00 for each additional page, per document, certified with or without seal. Documents cannot be separated or partially copied.

b.) For searching records for which a written report is issued, there shall be a fee of $30.00 per hour or any portion of an hour.

Additional fees will be charged for providing noncertified copies by e-mail or you can attach a self addressed stamped envelope with your request.


Note: There is no fee for viewing documents at the courthouse.

Case files are not to be removed from the Clerks office except for the purposes stated in LCR 79.  Cases can be viewed at the Clerks office in Prosser or Kennewick from the hours 8am-12pm and 1pm -4pm.  As stated above, there is a fee for copying any documents.

The Benton County Clerk's Office maintains the following records either in their original form, microfilm, or as electronic images:

Court Cases:

 

Civil Case Files

1906 to Present

Criminal Case Files

1906 to Present

License/Professional Records:
      Medical Records
      Register of Attorneys


1911 to 1953
1918 to 1927

Last Will and Testament

1909 to 1955

Parentage Case Files

1906 to Present

Tax Cases

1906 to Present

   

Miscellaneous Records:

 

Claims for Assistance

1947 to ????

Citizen Petitions Granted

1920 to 1955

Declarations of Citizenship

1920 to 1955

Naturalization Proceedings

1909 to 1929

Naturalization Proceedings

 1905

Petition and Record of Naturalization

1907 to 1929

Petitions for Citizenship

1922 to 1954

Record of Declarations of Intention

1922 to 1954


Current case files (files that have not been completed or still have outstanding issues) are maintained at the Benton County Justice Center in Kennewick.

**Effective October 1, 2010, we no longer accept personal checks.

You may now make requests for copies of documents, CD copy of court proceedings & Record Search Request on line @ www.bentonclerkpr.com.  Payment is accepted by credit/debit card at this website. A convenience fee & shipping/handling fee may apply.

Please visit www.bentonclerkpr.com for more information.



  
       
       
       

       
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