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December 3, 2020

Can I renew an extreme risk protection order?

You (the respondent’s family or household member or a law enforcement officer) can file a motion to renew the order at any time during the 105 days before the order’s expiration date. The judge will schedule a hearing on your request within 14 days. The respondent must be served with notice of your motion and have the opportunity to appear in court at the hearing to object to the renewal. The judge will consider evidence from both you and the respondent to decide whether to renew the order. If the judge finds that it is more likely than not that the requirements for issuing an extreme risk protection order continue to be met, the judge will renew the order. The renewed order will last for one year (so long as it is not terminated by the judge).1

1 Wash. Code § 7.94.080(3)