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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.

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Updated: 
March 6, 2020

Who can file for an extreme risk protection order?

You can file for an extreme risk protection order if the respondent is at risk of committing suicide or harming another person in the near future. Additionally, to file for an extreme risk protection order you must be:

  1. a law enforcement officer; or
  2. the respondent’s:
  • family member;
  • household member; or
  • intimate partner.1

1 O.R.S. § 166.527(1)