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December 3, 2020

How long does a stalking protection order last?

An ex parte stalking order generally lasts for 14 days, unless the judge allows you to serve your paperwork by mail or by publication. In those cases, the emergency order can last up to 24 days.1 A final stalking protection order can last a fixed period of time or be permanent.2

1 R.C.W. § 7.92.120(4)
2 R.C.W. § 7.92.130(1)