Personal Protection Order

Secure Area Family Environment (SAFE) Place

A Secure Area Family Environment (SAFE) Place Advocate is available to assist with this process on designated days. View the following for more information:

About Personal Protection Orders (PPO)

There are three types of Personal Protection Orders (PPO):

  • 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
  • Non-Domestic (Stalking) Personal Protection Order: If you and the respondent do not or have not had a domestic relationship, note that a Non-Domestic PPO must involve two or more “separate and non-continuous” acts
  • Juvenile Personal Protection Order: The respondent is under the age of 18

What a Personal Protection Order Cannot Do

  • Establish or modify custody or parenting time
  • Evict someone in a landlord/tenant relationship
  • Mediate neighborhood disputes
  • Protect your personal property from damage
  • Remove someone from a place they have a legal right to be, such as a local store or restaurant
  • Restrain a person from being rude or spreading rumors

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.

Additional Information

You may obtain additional information on Personal Protection Orders by going to Prosecuting Attorney website.