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Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.
Places that Help: California
Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser. In most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff department. You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the procedure for service if you are unsure. For a list of California courts, check the CA Courthouse Locations page on our site. Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments in California, as gathered by the California Sheriffs’ Association.
Alameda County Sheriff''s Office
Alpine County Sheriff's Office
99 Water Street
P.O. Box 278
Markleeville, CA 96120
Amador County Sheriff's Office
Butte County Sheriff's Office
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