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Benton County, WA Public Records

Superior Court
7122 W Okanagan Pl
Bldg A, County Justice Center
Kennewick, WA 99336 www.co.benton.wa.us/pView.aspx?id...
Hours: 8AM-N, 1-4PM PST
P: 509-735-8388
F: 509-736-3892
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Eviction, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sealed, dependency, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims)
Archive files are located in Kennewick and Prosser. Call 509-735-8388 or 509-786-5624 for assistance.
District Court
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Bldg A, County Justice Center
Kennewick, WA 99336 www.co.benton.wa.us/pView.aspx?id...
Hours: 8AM-N: 1PM-4PM PST
P: 509-735-8476
F: 509-736-3069
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
This court houses the Kennewick, Prosser, and West Richland Municipal Courts. Telephone for the Prosser Courthouse is 509-786-5480, 509-786-5484 (fax).
Kennewick Municipal Court (Contracts with District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See District Court
Prosser Municipal Court (Consolidated, see District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See District Court
Richland Municipal Court (Consolidated, see District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See the District Court
West Richland Municipal Court (Consolidated, see District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See District Court

Benton County, WA Vital Records

Contact the Benton County Office of the County Auditor if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Benton County
County Auditor
620 Market St
Prosser, WA 99350 http://www.bentonauditor.com/benton
8AM-5PM PST
Phone: 509-786-5616
Fax: 509-786-5528
Recorded Documents

Benton County Vital Certificates

Benton County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Benton County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,703.09 sq mi
Population (2009): 168,294
  • Females: 50.0%
  • White: 92.8%
  • Black/African American: 1.5%
  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 17.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 76.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 25,816
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 8.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 14.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 26.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.68
Housing Units (2000): 55,963
Homeownership Rate (2000): 68.7%
Migration Flow to Benton County, WA from (2007-2008):

Benton County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $4,441,785
  • Construction: $352,217
  • Retail Trade: $280,725
  • Professional and Technical Services: $906,003
  • Healthcare: $376,967
  • Banking: $110,186
  • Retail Trade: $280,725
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $103,173
  • Manufacturing: $270,786
  • Farms: $77,788
  • Government: $742,490
Employed (2000): 66,233
Unemployed (2000): 4,287
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,448
Local Government Employment (2007): 9,332
Local Government Revenue (2007): $723,952 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $6,775,428 (thou. dol.)

Benton County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,456
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.4
Deaths (2007): 1,165
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 9
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.7

Benton County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 416
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 75
  • Robbery: 60
  • Aggravated Assault: 280
Property Crimes (2008): 4,319
  • Burglary: 898
  • Larceny-Theft: 3,147
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 274

Benton County Genealogy Records