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Legal Information: Oklahoma

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of July 3, 2024

Step 1: Go to district court and request a petition.

Go to the appropriate district court to file your petition. You can find a court near you by going to our Oklahoma Courthouse Locations page. If you are asking for a protective order against someone who is not a family or household member or someone you have dated, you are required to file a police report against this person before filing a petition with the district court. You will be required to give a copy of this report to the judge unless the police already provided it to the court directly.1

Note: If you are filing a petition for a protective order against a minor aged 13-17, you will have to file in the local court that has power (jurisdiction) over juvenile matters.2

Find the civil court clerk and request a petition for a protective order, and also tell the clerk if you need immediate protection and want an ex parte order.

Be sure to check the appropriate box for the type of order you are requesting, whether you only want a final protective order or if you are also seeking an emergency ex parte protective order because you are in immediate and present danger.3

If the courts are closed, call the police and they can help you get an emergency temporary order of protection that will last until the next court appearance, which should happen within 14 days.2

You can also find links to petitions online by going to the Oklahoma Download Court Forms page.

1 22 O.S. § 60.2(A)
2 22 O.S. § 60.2(A)(1)
3 22 O.S. § 60.3(C)