WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

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.

Legal Information: Colorado

Restraining Orders

View all
January 17, 2020

Do I need to tell the court in Colorado if I move?

No. The abuser may attempt to modify (change) or vacate (cancel) the Protection order. However, it is unlikely that the court will change or cancel the order just because they cannot locate you. Instead, the court will most likely dismiss the abuser’s request. If you do decide to provide your new address to the Court, you may want to request that it be kept confidential. But remember that confidential records may be accessible to certain court officials or law enforcement officials. If you feel unsafe giving your address, you may give the address of a trusted friend or a P.O. Box.