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Getting a Protective Order in Josephine County

There are several different types of protective orders: 

Once you determine the correct order for your situation, you will need to appear in front of a judge.

For Stalking Orders: Paperwork must be completed and filed with the Josephine County Circuit Court Civil Department no later than 2:00 p.m. Your hearing will then be scheduled for 8:00 p.m. the following morning. You must be present at this hearing.

Stalking Order paperwork can be obtained on our statewide forms site or at the Josephine County Courthouse at no cost.

For All other Protective Orders (FAPA Restraining/Domestic Violence Protective Orders, Sexual Abuse Protective Orders, Elder Abuse Protective Orders): Paperwork must be completed and filed with the Josephine County Family Court Clerk’s Office no later than 8:30 p.m. to be heard that same business day. Your hearing will be at 8:30 p.m. that day. You must be present at this hearing.

Protective Order paperwork is accepted at any time during business hours. If paperwork has already been filed with the court, you must check in at the Family Court Clerk’s window before 8:30 p.m. on the day that you would like to be heard in front of the judge.

Paperwork for Protective Orders can be obtained on our statewide forms site or at the Josephine County Courthouse at no cost.

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