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March 6, 2020

Am I eligible for a stalking protection order?

You can file for a stalking protection order if you or a member of your immediate family or household are a victim of stalking. You are eligible for a stalking protection order to protect yourself if:

  • you are the victim of stalking; or
  • a member of your immediate family or household is a victim of stalking.1

For example, if your sister is being stalked, you may be able to get a stalking protection order against the person stalking her for your own protection.

You can also file on behalf of the following people if they are victims of stalking:

  • your child who is under the age of 18; or
  • a dependent if you are the dependent person’s guardian.2

1 O.R.S. § 163.732(1)
2 O.R.S. § 163.744(3)

What does a stalking protection order cost?

There is no fee for making a complaint, filing, serving the respondent, or having a court hearing on your petition for a stalking protection order.1

1 O.R.S. § 30.866(9)

What are the steps for getting a stalking protection order?

The steps to get a stalking protection order are similar to the steps to get a Family Abuse Prevention Act (domestic violence) restraining order. If you have any questions, you can call the clerk of court at your local courthouse. You can find courthouse contact information on the Oregon Courthouse Locations page.

To see the forms you may need to fill out, please visit the Oregon Download Court Forms page.