Getting a Protective Order in Columbia 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.
Hearings for all types of protective orders are held at 11:30 am every day that the Court is open.
Protective Order paperwork is accepted at any time during business hours. If you would like to be seen the same day, your paperwork must be completed and filed with the Court no later than 10:30 am Monday – Thursday.
Protective Order forms may be obtained using the links above, in person at the Columbia Circuit Court, or may be submitted electronically via Guide & File
Information for Respondents
A protective order against you may immediately prohibit you from possessing firearms/ammunition and require you to surrender them. The terms and applicable forms are listed below.
Columbia County Resources for Protective Order Assistance
SAFE of Columbia County
is a provider of confidential advocacy and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. All of SAFE's services are free, and available to anyone affected by violence. For more information, please call 503.397.6161 or 866.397.6161.
Victims' Assistance Our highly trained advocates are available to provide victims with accurate information, advocacy services and resource information, to promote participation in the criminal justice system by educating them about their rights and to advocate for the enforcement of these rights, and to coordinate with other community agencies to ensure continuity of support. Every effort is made to ensure crime victims are treated with dignity and respect, that their rights are honored, and they are informed throughout the criminal justice process. For more information, please call 503.366.3914.