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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: California

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 4, 2019

Step 1 - Get the request (application).

You can get the request (application) for a domestic violence restraining order from the court clerk.  To find the courthouse in your county, go to CA Courthouse Locations.