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Updated: 
November 3, 2020

What are the steps for obtaining a stalking or sexually oriented offense protection order?

The steps for getting a stalking or sexually oriented offense protection order (SSOOPO) are similar to the steps involved with obtaining a domestic violence protection order. See The steps for getting a protection order. One major difference is that the petition for an SSOOPO must be filed with the general division of the court of common pleas, not the domestic relations division.1 Be sure to tell the clerk you need the forms to file for a stalking or sexually oriented offense protection order.

1 Ohio Rev. Code § 3113.31(A)(2)