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Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

This page tells you about:

  1. When can you file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order?
  2. How to get a Civil Harassment Restraining Order
  3. How to fill out and file the Restraining Order form
  4. Fees and Waivers

Get help in person with your restraining order! Visit the Court's Restraining Order Help Center.

  1. When can you file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order?

  2. If you and the other party do not have a close relationship (married, divorced, separated, dating or used to date, live together or used to live together), or are not related (parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, in-laws), you can ask for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order.

  3. How to get a Civil Harassment Restraining Order form

    To get a Civil Harassment Restraining Order, you must fill out the correct forms. You can get them from:

    Forms to complete:

    There are helpful video instructions for Fee Wavier form FW-001. See A/V instructions for FW-001 video icon.

  4. Fill out your forms neatly in blue or black ink. Samples are available at the Restraining Order Help Center.

  5. How to fill out and file the Restraining Order form

    Fill out your forms and give them to the Court Specialist in the Calendar Office (Room 104) at the Downtown Superior Court. A judge will look at your forms within 24 hours and let you know if you will get a temporary restraining order or not.

    A court hearing will be set in about 3 weeks so the judge can decide if the orders will continue for up to 5 years. Make sure to come to this court hearing.

  6. Fees and Waivers

    The cost to file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order is on the local fee schedule  - look under Requests for Protective Orders and find the fee listed for "Petition to prevent civil harassment (other) and response."

    As indicated on the fee schedule, there is no filing fee if the person you are trying to keep away has been physically violent or threatened to be violent to you.

    For fee waiver forms, see under "Forms to Complete" above. For more on fee waivers, see the answer to our Frequently Asked Question on fee waivers.
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