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Restraining Orders

Restraining Order Assistance

The Self-Help Center has workshops to help you with this topic at the Eureka Courthouse. We are located on the third floor, Room 310. See the current Workshop Schedule for more details.

The appropriate packet is required for all workshops and can be obtained from Court Operations located at 421 I Street between 9 am and 2 pm. Please arrive promptly at the beginning of the workshop.

Domestic Violence Restraining Order (With Children) Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)
  1. DV-500-INFO - Can a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Help Me?
  2. DV-505-INFO - How Do I Ask For a Temporary Restraining Order?
  3. DV-520-INFO - Get Ready for Your Hearing (For Protected Person)
  4. DV-100 - Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
  5. DV-101 - Description of Abuse
  6. DV-105 - Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Request
  7. DV-108 - Request for Order: No Travel With Children
  8. DV-109 - Notice of Court Hearing (Domestic Violence)
  9. DV-110 - Temporary Restraining Order and Notice of Hearing (CLETS—TRO)
  10. DV-140 - Child Custody and Visitation Order
  11. DV-145 - Order: No Travel With Children
  12. DV-200-INFO - What Is "Proof of Personal Service"?
  13. DV-200 - Proof of Service (In Person)
  14. DV-250 - Proof of Service (By Mail)
  15. DV-120-INFO - How Can I Respond to a Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
  16. DV-120 - Response to Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
Domestic Violence Restraining Order (Without Children) Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)
  1. DV-500-INFO - Can a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Help Me?
  2. DV-505-INFO - How Do I Ask For a Temporary Restraining Order?
  3. DV-520-INFO - Get Ready for Your Hearing (For Protected Person)
  4. DV-100 - Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
  5. DV-101 - Description of Abuse
  6. DV-109 - Notice of Court Hearing
  7. DV-110 - Temporary Restraining Order and Notice of Hearing (CLETS—TRO)
  8. DV-200-INFO - What is "Proof of Service"?
  9. DV-200 - Proof of Service (In Person)
  10. DV-250 - Proof of Service (By Mail)
  11. DV-120-INFO - How Can I Respond to a Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
  12. DV-120 - Response to Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
Civil Harassment Restraining Order Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)
  1. CH-100-INFO - Can a Civil Harassment Restraining Order Help Me?
  2. CH-100 - Request For Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  3. CH-109 - Notice of Court Hearing
  4. CH-110 - Answer to Request for Orders to Stop Harassment
  5. CH-200-INFO - What is "Proof of Service"?
  6. CH-200 - Proof of Service (In Person)
  7. CH-120-INFO - How Can I Respond to a Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders?
  8. CH-120 - Response to Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  9. CH-130 - Civil Harassment Restraining Order After Hearing (CLETS-CHO)
Elder Abuse Restraining Orders Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)
  1. EA-100-INFO -Can a Restraining Order to Prevent Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Help Me?
  2. EA-100 - Request for Orders to Stop Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse
  3. EA-109 - Notice of Court Hearing
  4. EA-110 - Temporary Restraining Order
  5. >EA-200-INFO - What Is "Proof of Personal Service"
  6. EA-200 - Proof of Service (In Person)
  7. EA-120-INFO - How Can I Respond to a Request for Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Orders?
  8. EA-120 - Response to Request for Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Orders
  9. EA-130 - Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order After Hearing (CLETS-EAR or EAF)
Workplace Violence Restraining Order Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)
  1. WV-100-INFO - How Do I Get an Order to Prohibit Workplace Violence?
  2. WV-100 - Petition of Employer for Injunction Prohibiting Violence or Threats of Violence Against Employee
  3. WV-109 - Notice of Court Hearing
  4. WV-110 - Temporary Restraining Order
  5. WV-200-INFO - What Is Proof of Personal Service?
  6. WV-200 - Proof of Service (In Person)
  7. WV-120-INFO - How Can I Respond to a Petition for Workplace Violence Restraining Orders?
  8. WV-120 - Response to Petition for Workplace Violence Restraining Orders
  9. WV-130 - Workplace Violence Restraining Order After hearing
  10. WV-800 - Proof of Firearms Turned In or Sold
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Renewal Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)
  1. DV-700-INFO - How Do I Ask the Court to Renew My Restraining Order?
  2. DV-700 - Request to Renew Restraining Order
  3. DV-710 - Notice of Hearing to Renew Restraining Order (CLETS)
  4. DV-720 - Response to Request to Renew Restraining Order
  5. DV-730 - Order to Renew Domestic Violence Restraining Order

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Frequently Asked Questions

A restraining order is court order that can protect you from being physically abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed.

If you are asking for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order or an Elder Abuse Restraining Order, there is no cost. If you are asking for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order, you don't have to pay a fee if the person you want a restraining order against:

  • Was violent
  • Threatened you
  • Stalked you
  • Acted in a way that scared you.

If this does not apply to your case, you will have to pay a fee to file your request for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order unless you qualify for a Fee Waiver. You can find information and forms for asking for a Fee Waiver here.

Here are 4 kinds of orders you can ask for:

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order,
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order,
  • Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order, and
  • Workplace Violence Restraining Order.

You can ask for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order if:

  • A person has abused you, and
  • You have a close relationship with that person (married or registered domestic partners, divorced, separated, dating or used to date, live together or used to live together*), or you are related (parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, mother-in-law, son-in-law) or you have a child with the person.

*You have to be more involved than just roommates.

You can ask for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order if you suffer harassment by someone who is not close to you.

Harassment is violence, a threat of violence, or actions that really scare, annoy or harass you, done on purpose and for no good reason.

Civil harassment order can be used to protect you from roommates, neighbors, and co-workers.

You can ask for an Elder or Dependent Adult Restraining Order if:

  • You are 65 or older, or you are between 18 and 64 and have certain disabilities, and
  • You are a victim of:
  • Physical or financial abuse,
  • Neglect, abandonment or
  • Treatment that has physically or mentally hurt you.

You can ask for a Workplace Violence Restraining Order if:

  • You are an employer, and
  • You seek a restraining order to protect an employee* who has suffered violence or a real threat of violence at the workplace.

* An employee CAN'T ask for a Workplace Violence Restraining Order; only the employer can.