CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
1045 INDEPENDENCE BLVD.
CHARLOTTE, MI 48813
Personal Protection Order (PPO)
Frequently ask questions
1. What is a Personal Protection Order (PPO)?
There are two types of Personal Protection Orders (PPO)
A. Domestic Personal Protection Order
If you and the respondent have current/former dating relationship,
current/former spouse, current/former resident of the same
household or have a child in common
B. Stalking Personal Protection Order
If you and the respondent do not or have not had a domestic
Note: a stalking PPO must involve two or more “separate and non-continuous” acts
A Personal Protection Order Cannot:
·Evict someone in a landlord/tenant relationship
·Establish or modify custody or parenting time
·Protect your personal property from damage
·Mediate neighborhood disputes
·Restrain a person from being rude or spreading rumors
·Remove someone from a place they have a legal right to be, such
as a local store or restaurant
2. Where do I get Personal Protection Orders forms?
You may get Personal Protection Order forms from:
Circuit Court Clerks Office 2nd Floor
Or you may find the forms online at:
3. How much does it cost to obtain a Personal Protection Order?
There is no charge to obtain a personal protection order. There may be a charge if you hire a processor server to serve your Personal Protection Order
You may obtain additional information on Personal Protection Orders from the Eaton County Prosecutor’s web site.
The Circuit Court Clerk’s staff are not lawyers, and are prohibited from giving legal advice on how to fill the forms out, what to include etc. The Circuit Court Clerk’s staff cannot assist you beyond explaining office procedures.