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Updated: 
September 29, 2016

In which county can I file for a stalking protective order?

You can file for a stalking protective order in the superior court in the county where the stalker lives if s/he lives in Georgia.  If the stalker lives outside of Georgia, you can file in the superior court in the county where you live or where the stalking occurred.*  Note: If the stalking is based on the respondent contacting you through phone, email, computer, etc., the county where you receive this contact is considered to be the place where it occurred (as opposed to the county where the respondent initiates this contact).**

* O.C.G.A §§ 16-5-94(b); 19-13-2
** O.C.G.A § 16-5-90(a)(1)