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 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 divorce or have filed a divorce
  • 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

Once you have completed the paperwork in the packets listed below 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.

New Washington Forms Online - Washington Law Help/DVPO Forms:  

Victim Advocacy Groups in the Spokane Community:


Intimate Partners Assistance

930 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA

(509) 477-3656

M-Th 8:30-5 & Fri 8:30-3pm

Closed 12-1pm

LCS Northwest Advocates

by appointment only

(509) 747-8224

M-Th 8-5 & Fri 8:30-3pm


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. 

Printable Information Sheet

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.