What is a personal protection order (PPO)?

A PPO is an order issued by the court. It can protect you from harassment, assault, beating, molesting, wounding, or stalking by another person. The order can also prohibit him/her from entering your premises and from removing minor children unless the removal is part of court-ordered visitation.

There are two types of PPOs:

  • Issued only after the other person has been notified that you have filed for a restraining order and after a court hearing has been held.
  • Issued without notifying the other person and with no court hearing. This is called an ex parte order.

To file for a PPO:

  • An attorney is not necessary for this process.
  • The county clerk's office can provide a "do-it-yourself" personal protection order packet.
  • The packet will contain the necessary forms and instructions to request a hearing.
  • In case of immediate danger, ask the clerk for an ex parte order form to complete.
  • PPO goes into effect as soon as the judge signs it.
  • The clerk's office will provide a copy to the local police so that it can immediately be entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Contact Information

Family Violence Hotline: 800-996-6228

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