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Legal Information: Minnesota

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
December 18, 2023

In which county can I file for an order for protection?

You can file for an order for protection in any county in which:

  • either you or the abuser lives;
  • the abuse happened; or
  • there is/was a family court proceeding involving you and the abuser or a child you have with the abuser, such as a custody/visitation case.1

1 Minn. Stat. § 518B.01(3)