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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of October 6, 2023

What are the steps for getting an injunction against repeat violence, dating violence, and sexual violence?

The clerk of the circuit court will provide you with forms and instructions for filing any of these petitions. You can also find them online on our FL Download Court Forms page. The filing process will be similar to the process described in Steps for getting an injunction for protection against domestic violence.

There is no fee to file for the injunction or to have law enforcement serve it. In addition, if you request it, you can be notified within 12 hours of when the sheriff or other law enforcement officer serves the injunction upon the respondent.1

1 Fla. Stat. § 784.046(3)(b) & (5)