Civil Protection Orders

Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Vulnerable Adult, Extreme Risk, Joel's / Ricky's Law and Under 18 Anti-Harassment

Seeking a Protection Order?

If you are seeking a civil protection order our processes have changed.  There is now one petition for all types of protection orders (domestic violence, anti-harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and vulnerable adult protection order).  Petitions may be filed in Superior Court or District Court, except that a request for a vulnerable adult protection order must be filed in Superior Court. 

You can obtain a protection order packet in Courtroom 202 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday or 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  You may also obtain a packet online at: Washington State Courts - Court Forms - RCW 7.105 Protection Order Forms (Effective July 1, 2022)

 If you seek a protection order in District Court and any of the following conditions apply to you, your case will be transferred to Superior Court (you may still seek a temporary order in District Court):

  • You and the respondent have children in common,
  • You reside with the respondent and are asking that the respondent is removed from the home,
  • Either the petitioner or respondent is under 18, or
  • You have a case with the respondent in Superior Court.

For information on the transfer process, click here: Transfer Process

Once you have completed the paperwork you must bring the paperwork to Ex Parte in Courtroom 202.  Ex Parte is open between the hours of 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon and 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Monday/Wednesday/Friday or 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Tuesday/Thursday.

Victim Advocacy Groups in the Spokane Community

YWCA Spokane

Legal Advocates, Intimate Partner Violence Assistance
930 N. Monroe, Spokane WA 99201

(509) 477-3656, option #1, by appointment only
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8-5, Wed: 10-5, Fri: 8-3
24/7 Helpline: 509-326-2255 (Text line: 509-220-3725)

Lutheran Community Services

Northwest Advocates
by appointment only
(509) 747-8224
M-Th 8-5 & Fri 8:30-3pm

MiA - Mujeres in Action

Apoyo para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y/o agresión sexual/ 
Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Advocates
L-V 9am-4pm
318 E Rowan Ave Suite 208,
Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 869-0876
24/7 Linea Primera Conexion:
(509) 795-2028

Kalispel Tribe Victim Assistance Services

M-Th 7-5pm
(509) 789-7671

Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition

2202 E Sprague Ave. Ste 7
Spokane, WA 99202

Types of Protection Orders

  1. Anti-Harassment
  2. Domestic Violence
  3. Sexual Assault
  4. Stalking
  5. Vulnerable Adult
  6. District Court

If you did not have a relationship with this person (Example: neighbors, co-workers or friends) or you have a relationship that doesn't qualify for Domestic Violence AND the person is continuously harassing, annoying or is seriously alarming you. 

Please contact District Court for filing if you did not have a relationship with this person. 

Other Types of Orders

No-Contact Orders 

Are requested by the State in criminal proceedings. The documents to file a Request for Rescission or Modification of No-Contact Order can be found here or in person at the Superior Courthouse.