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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Legal Information: Oklahoma

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 20, 2019

What are the reasons (grounds) for getting a protective order?

A protective order is a civil court order that is designed to stop violent and harassing behavior and to protect you and your family from the abuser. If the person who is committing the abuse against you is a current or former intimate partner or family or household member,1 you can file a petition for a protective order in Oklahoma for:

Additionally, you may be able to petition for protective order against someone who is not a family or household member if any of the following apply:

  1. you are the immediate family member of a victim of first degree murder, you can file against the person who committed the murder; or
  2. you are a victim of one of the following acts committed by anyone, regardless of your relationship to that person:
  • rape;
  • forcible sodomy;
  • a sex offense;
  • kidnapping; or
  • assault and battery with a deadly weapon.3

You can learn about the types of orders in Oklahoma in What types of protective orders are available? How long do they last? If you do not qualify for a domestic violence protective order, you may qualify for a stalking protective order or a victim protective order.

1 22 O.S. § 60.1(2),(3),(6)
2 22 O.S. § 60.2(A)
3 22 O.S. § 60.2(G)