Civil Protection Orders
Antiharassment, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Vulnerable Adult, and Under 18
Seeking a Protection Order?
If any one of the following is true you MUST file in Superior Court:
- You reside/live with the Respondent (person you want an order against)
- You have children together
- You are seeking protection on behalf of a minor
- You are a minor OR seeking an order against a minor
- You are married to the Respondent and filing a dissolution or have filed a dissolution
- You and the Respondent have a pending case in Superior Court
- You are seeking an order for a vulnerable adult
If none of the above apply, file in District Court.
Types of Protection Orders
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 go to or contact District Court for filing.
If you have a relationship with the person you are seeking an order against. This includes: significant dating relationship, family, extended family or living with the other person.
There are threats, violence of any kind (includes: shoving, pushing, spitting on, or stopping you from moving about freely), stalking, or if you are in fear from the person.
If you don't have a Domestic Relationship and you are the victim of a nonconsensual sexual conduct. If you have a relationship request a Domestic Violence Packet.
If you don't have a Domestic relationship AND the person repeatedly follows or harasses you AND you are in fear that the stalker might injure you.
Cyber stalking is included in this statute.
If you have a Domestic Relationship request a Domestic Violence Packet or print.
Done by or on behalf of an adult who is 60 years old or older or found incapacitated by a court, or has a developmental disability, or is admitted to a facility, or receiving services at home. The person must have committed or threatened to commit an act of abandonment, sexual abuse, mental, physical abuse, exploitation or financial exploitation to the vulnerable person.
Protection Order Packets
Documents with a star (asterisk) require a filing fee. A waiver of filing fee under GR 34 is available in the County Clerk's Office Room 300.
Other Types of 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.