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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
March 27, 2024

How much does it cost to file for and serve a non-domestic sexual assault PPO?

The law says there is no fee to get the forms for a PPO.1 Michigan law specifically says that fees cannot be charged to file a motion to modify, terminate, extend, or to enforce a personal protection order if it is violated2 and Michigan law states that a fee cannot be charged to start a civil action for a PPO.3 Therefore, if a county charges you to apply for a PPO, you can contact a local legal services organization to advocate on your behalf so you will not have to pay any fee.

When it comes to service, the petition and order can be served by anyone who is not a party to the case who is over 18. 

1 See MCL § 600.2950b(4)
2 MCR 3.707(D); MCL § 600.2529(1)(e)
3 MCL § 600.2529(1)(a); MCR 3.703(A)