Fees and Payments
Payments for Infractions can be paid by money order, cashier checks, cash or personal check.  To make payment arrangements on infractions you need to write a letter or come into the office.  Unpaid fines will be turned over to Washington Collectors, Inc., 510 N. 20th, Pasco, WA 99301   509.547.9711 or 1.800.877.6415 and your license may be suspended.

Failure to appear for a criminal hearing will be subject to a bench warrant and your license may be suspended on Criminal Traffic matters.  Bench warrants can be paid by cash, money order, cashiers check or a bail bondsman.

Civil telephone number  509.735.8476 Press #1 then extension #3252, #3243 or #3307.

Office hours: Monday  Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Summons and Complaints - Limit is $ 100,000


Writ of Garnishment - Please put address of Court on Writ


Supplemental Proceeding


Exparte Fee - For Default, Agreed and Stipulated Judgments ONLY $ 10.00

Small Claims - Limit is $5000 - Forms available


Elevate Small Claims to District Court                                                                  $20.00
Civil Filing Fees to include Dog Appeals, Vehicle Impounds
and Forfeitures.       
Certified Abstract of Judgment for a Motor Vehicle Loss                               $20.00

Name Change - Filing Fee



Additional Certified Copy of Name Change


Name Change - Auditor Recording Fee

(Make Check Payable to the Benton County Auditor)


Unlawful Harassment - Filing Fee


Service Fee

$20.00 to
(depending on LEA)

Civil Jury Demand


Certified Documents


Certificate of Judgment


Record Check per Person - Forms Provided


Tape/CD Copies of Trials


Copy of a file - per page - 50 pages & under no charge


Appeal Preparation


Appellate Filing Fee


Payable by Cash, Money Order, or Cashiers Check Only
Please provide copies of documents, with a self-addressed stamped envelope for the Clerk to conform and return.
Civil Trials set at your written request.
Trials and motions will be canceled with written request only.
Civil docket days are Wednesday at 1:15 pm 

Small Claims are heard on Fridays at 1:00 pm in Kennewick.
Prosser Civil and Small Claims are set on every  3rd Thursday at 1:30pm
(Held at Prosser Court House, 620 Market Street, Third Floor)


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