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How do I get a protection order in Seattle or King County?


People who need emergency protection against a domestic abuser can get a protection order online. Follow this link for information. 


The online protection orders were an innovation that the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office launched in March 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, though it was an effort we worked on for several months prior. 


A protection order is a type of restraining order that the petitioner can file against another person (the respondent) in cases where the petitioner believes they were the victim of domestic violence by the other person.  


Because it is a civil order, petitioners can file this type of order even if the police have never been called or there has never been a domestic violence conviction. 


For more information, go to the King County protection order website: 


The Protection Order Advocacy Program has two physical locations: 


King County Courthouse 
516 Third Avenue, Room C213 
Seattle, Washington 98104-2312 
FAX: 206-205-8329 
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 


Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent /South King County) 
401 Fourth Avenue, Room 2B 
Kent, Washington 98032-4429 
FAX: 206-205-7410 
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

King County Prosecutor
Leesa Manion (she/her)


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