WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.

Legal Information: Utah

Restraining Orders

View all
Updated: 
November 19, 2020

What is the legal definition of sexual violence in Utah?

Utah considers it sexual violence for the purpose of getting a protective order when someone who is not a cohabitant or dating partner commits or tries to commit any of the following to you:

  • rape;
  • object rape;
  • forcible sodomy;
  • forcible sexual abuse;
  • aggravated sexual assault;
  • sexual offense against the victim without consent;
  • sexual exploitation of a vulnerable adult;
  • distribution of an intimate image;
  • sexual extortion;
  • human trafficking for forced sexual exploitation; or
  • aggravated human trafficking for forced sexual exploitation.1

Note: If you are the victim of sexual violence committed by a cohabitant or dating partner, you may qualify for a Cohabitant Abuse Protective Order or a Dating Violence Protective Order.

1 UT ST § 78B-7-502(5)