IMPORTANT: You may apply for a protective order (other than stalking order) in either one of two ways:
- Filing at the Courthouse: If you want to apply for, modify, renew, or dismiss any protective order (with the exception of a Civil Stalking Protective Order), you MUST turn in your completed forms at the Information window on the first floor of the courthouse BEFORE 11 a.m, but may file as early as 8 am to see a judge the same day. Plan on attending court at 1 p.m. to see if your order is granted.
- Filing at A Safe Place (Family Justice Center): Completed forms to apply for, modify, renew, or dismiss any protective order (with the exception of a Civil Stalking Protective Order), MUST be turned in to an advocate at A Safe Place (located at 256 Warner Milne Road in Oregon City) by 10:30 a.m. Plan on being present for a virtual court appearance via video conference at 1 p.m. to see if your order is granted.
If you want to ask the court to order the other party NOT to be able to purchase or possess any firearms or ammunition, AND surrender their firearms at the time they are served with this order, you MUST complete the forms included in the Firearm Dispossession packet
NOTE: Even though interactive (on-line and fillable) forms are available in some packets below, all forms to begin a protective order case with the court MUST be filed in paper; electronic filing is not available at this time.
You will be encouraged to use the County Sheriff to have your protective order served. If that’s not an option in your case, you may have a third party adult serve the respondent in person. If service is done by someone other than a County Sheriff, you or the server MUST take a copy of the protective order and proof of service and deliver it to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office, located at: 9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015, and ask for “Warrants Section.” The County Sheriff will enter the protective order into the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). Orders that are served but not entered in LEDS can’t be seen by responding officers when there’s an emergency. See the Third Party Proof of Service packet below for instructions and forms.
Sexual Abuse Protection Orders (SAPO)
A Sexual Abuse Protective Order (SAPO) is available in certain cases where a person was subjected to unwanted sexual abuse by another person who is not a family member or intimate partner.
For more information about applying for, modifying, or renewing a SAPO, you can call your local Victims’ Assistance Program (VAP) or community-based (non-profit) sexual assault or domestic violence program to get help in deciding whether to ask the court for a SAPO and to do safety planning. Advocates can discuss information that may be important for you to consider in deciding whether to seek a SAPO.
For information regarding sexual violence resources, you can visit the following resources: