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Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO)

Gun Violence Restraining Orders

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A Gun Violence Restraining Order is a court order that prohibits someone from having a gun, ammunition or magazines (ammunition storage and feeding devices). 

You can request a Gun Violence Restraining Order if you are concerned someone you know is a threat to themselves or others. 

A family member, roommate, coworker, employer, teacher or law enforcement may request a Gun Violence Restraining Order. 

There is no fee to request a Gun Violence Restraining Order.

  • An emergency Gun Violence Restraining Order can be requested by a police officer and can be made right away against anyone who is a threat to themselves or others. If approved by a judge, the emergency order will last up to 21 days. After the emergency order is made, there will be a court hearing within 21 days from the time the emergency order was issued by the judge.

    Please contact law enforcement if you are in immediate danger. 

    You will have to serve a copy of all forms submitted to the Court (except the CLETS-001).  If the restrained party is unaware of your address please use a different address on your court forms. 

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