The Franklin County Clerk is a duly elected Constitutional officer provided by the Washington State Constitution in Article 11 Section 5, and is the Clerk of the Superior Court by virtue of his office as mandated by the Washington State Constitution Article 4 section 26. The Clerk is elected to a four-year term by the electorate of Franklin County. The Honorable Michael J. Killian was elected in 2001 and has been re-elected since then.

The responsibilities of the Clerk are established by the State Constitution, State Statutes, State Court Rules, and Applicable Local Court Rules.

The office is the official record keeper, and is responsible for processing and managing all Superior Court records and financial transactions, including Civil, Probate, Criminal, Family Law, Juvenile Offender, Truancy, At Risk Youth, Civil Commitment matters, Jury Management and Passport Services. Additionally, support staff are provided for seven Superior Court Judges and five Court Commissioners.

The Clerk is assisted in fulfilling his duties by a Chief Deputy and Deputy Clerks. The Clerk's Office is dedicated to providing support to the Superior court and professional service to the public, and the legal community.

The Clerk's Office is committed to enhancing the level of efficiency in its services and access to the public. In facing the confines of limited resources, an ever-increasing emphasis will be given to new innovative technologies which will enable staff to "work smarter, not harder" and perform in a more cost-effective manner.

Michael J. Killian
County Clerk
and Ex Officio
Superior Court Clerk

Mission Statement

Our mission is to efficiently maintain and protect the integrity and accuracy of the judicial records of the Franklin County Superior Court while providing quality governmental services for the public in an organized, courteous, transparent and responsible manner, while being vigilant and efficient with tax payer dollars.


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