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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: New York
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 New York courts, check the NY Courthouse Locations page on our site. Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments in New York, as gathered by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.
Albany County Sheriff's Office
Allegany County Sheriff's Office
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