Personal Protection Order

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Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

1045 Independence Blvd.

Charlotte, MI 48813

517-543-7500 ext 4335


  • A SAFE Place PPO Advocate is available to assist with this process on designated days. See additional information below:
  • What is a Personal Protection Order (PPO)?
    • There are three types of Personal Protection Orders (PPO):
      • Domestic Personal Protection Order, click here for forms:
        • 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, click here for forms:
        • If you and the respondent do not or have not had a domestic relationship.
        • Note: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 by going to Prosecuting Attorney web page at this link: Prosecuting Attorney.