Protection Orders

Protection Order petitions are filed with:
The Clerk of Superior Court
930 Tacoma Ave. South, Room 110
Tacoma, WA 98402

Forms for these petitions can be found on the Washington State Courts website.

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Types of Protection Orders

  1. Domestic Violence Protection Order
  2. Sexual Assault Protection Order
  3. Vulnerable Adult Protection Order
  4. Extreme Risk Protection Order
  5. Anti-Harassment & Stalking Orders

Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) -must establish a relationship

Filing Fee: None

RCW 26.50: Domestic Violence means (a) physical harm, bodily injury, assault or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault between family or household members; (b) sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or (c) stalking as defined in RCW 9A.46.110.

Relationship: Family or Household Member

  • Current or former spouses or domestic partners
  • People with a child(ren) in common
  • Adults related by blood or marriage
  • Adults who presently reside together or who previously resided together
  • People age 16 or older who live or lived together and/or who have had a dating relationship
  • People who have a biological or legal step-parent or step-child relationship. This includes stepparents and stepchildren and grandparents and grandchildren

Domestic Violence Protection Order petitions can be filed with the Clerk of Superior Court (930 Tacoma Ave. South, Room 110, Tacoma, WA 98402) or at a Domestic Violence kiosk. You may call the Clerk's Office Domestic Violence department at 253-798-8827 for kiosk locations.