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January 27, 2020

Where can I file for an injunction for protection against stalking?

You can file a petition for an injunction for protection against stalking in the circuit court located in the circuit where you currently live (even if it’s only a temporary residence), where the respondent lives, or where the stalking occurred.1

To look for the location of the courthouse near you, go to our FL Courthouse Locations page.  Note: There is no minimum requirement of residency to petition for an injunction for protection.1

1 Fla. Stat. § 784.0485(1)(f)