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Legal Information: Pennsylvania
Updated: February 5, 2020
How much does it cost to get a protection from sexual violence or intimidation order?
There is no fee for filing a petition or having it served on the offender (known as “service of process”). Also, there is no fee for registering, withdrawing, dismissing, or appealing a sexual violence or intimidation protection order.1
1 42 Pa.C.S. § 62A05(c)(1)(i)
You can find more information about service of process in our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section, in the question called What is service of process and how do I accomplish it?
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