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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 3, 2020

How do I get an extreme risk protection order?

The steps to get an extreme risk protection order are similar to the steps to get a domestic violence restraining order, but you will fill out different forms.  When filing for an extreme risk protection order, your petition must include:

  • the specific statements, actions, or facts that cause you to fear future dangerous acts by the respondent;
  • the number, types, and locations of any firearms you believe to be in the respondent’s current ownership, possession, custody, or control;
  • whether there are any known restraining orders issued against the respondent; and
  • whether there are any pending lawsuits or court cases involving you and the respondent in the state of Washington.1

1 Wash. Code § 7.94.030(3)