Legal Information: District of Columbia

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 30, 2023

Steps for getting an anti-stalking order

The steps for getting an anti-stalking order (ASO) are generally the same as the steps for getting a civil protection order, except that you usually will not be able to receive assistance from an intake counselor at either Domestic Violence Intake Center. This means you can either file for an ASO at the Domestic Violence Clerk at D.C. Superior Court or you can file online, but you cannot file through the Domestic Violence Intake Center at the Anacostia Professional Building.

You can file for an ASO at the Domestic Violence Clerk, D.C. Superior Court (Moultrie Courthouse), Room 4510, 500 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

You can also file for an ASO online by filling out a petition and emailing it to the Domestic Violence Clerk at DVDatdcsc.gov. Fillable forms are available on the DC courts website.

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