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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.

Legal Information: Arizona

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 10, 2020

How long does an injunction against harassment last?

An IAH lasts for one year from the date the abuser is served with a copy of the injunction.  If there are changes made to the injunction during the year that it is in effect, the changes become effective from the date the abuser is served with the new (changed) injunction.  However, the changed injunction expires one year from the date the original injunction was served, not from the date the changed injunction was served.1

For further information on hearings, how to have the defendant served, and what to do after you get the injunction, please see our section on Domestic Violence Orders of Protection.

1 A.R.S. § 12-1809(J)