Protective Orders and Procedures
To apply for a temporary protective order against domestic violence or stalking/harassment, you can pick up an application in the Civil Division (Room #209) or print an application from the link below. Once an application has been submitted, the Judge has 24 hours (excluding weekends) to review your protection order for approval or denial. The court will notify you once a decision has been made.
If your application has been approved, it will be granted for a period of 45 days with the option of an extension. If you requested an extension, a hearing will be held prior to the expiration of the initial 45 days.
If your application was denied, the Court Clerk will inform you as to why upon notification. You will have the option to re-apply by filling out a new application and submitting it to the Court for the Judge's review.