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‚ÄčProtection Orders

Anti-harassment, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Vulnerable Adult

If you or someone you know is currently in danger, call 9-1-1 immediately

 

Screening and various protection orders may be obtained in the Clerk's office.  You will need to come in to the Clerk's office to complete paperwork and submit them to the Court between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed for lunch 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.). All petitioners of a protection order must be screened by Superior Court prior to filing.

 

There are 5 types of protections orders, intended for specific situations. State law establishes who can seek them, who they can protect, who they can restrain, the types of protections and relief they offer, when and where court hearings are conducted, what costs may be incurred, etc.

The vast majority of people come to the Clerk after an incident where a police officer advised them to go to court to get a "no contact" or "restraining" order. No contact and restraining orders can also order a person not to contact or harm someone, but they are not protection orders and are used in different situations.

No-contact orders: Requested by the prosecuting attorney in a criminal case to protect the victim or witness of the crime.  For information about obtaining or terminating a criminal "no-contact" order, contact the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney.    

Restraining orders: Requested by the parties as part of an existing domestic cases such as a divorce or a case to determine paternity, custody, child support or visitation. To download domestic restraining order forms, visit Washington Pattern Forms: www.courts.wa.gov/forms

Two types of protection orders are primarily filed in District Court: Antiharassment and Stalking.

 

Additional Resources and Links

Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-562-6025
Provides 24 hour, toll-free information about shelter and alternatives to domestic violence.

Kitsap County Domestic Violence Task Force 360-479-5392
Provides information on domestic violence services available in our community.

Washington Law Help

Self-help resources about domestic violence issues in Washington State.

Guidelines for DV Protection and Antiharassment Orders

Safety Tips for Women