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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

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Sheriff Departments

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.  To find a list of sheriff departments in your state, enter your state in the drop-down menu above.