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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
March 4, 2019

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?