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More about staying safe online:Internet usage can be monitored and is impossible to erase completely.
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Computers store information about the websites you visit. That means bills you pay and purchases you make are tracked, and messages or emails can be retrieved. You should always consider that a computer might be monitored when you use it and be careful with what you send others or post.
Safe computers can be found at your local library, Internet cafe, shelter, workplace, or computer technology center; avoid using shared computers when researching things like travel plans, housing options, legal issues, and safety plans. Using safe browsing practices (like using a VPN) can help prevent abusive partners from tracking your Internet history.
Civil protection orders are available for situations involving domestic or family violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, extreme risk, or vulnerable adult situations.
Assistance from an Advocate: Even though you are not required, you can speak with an advocate or with other protection order related community groups. They could offer confidential and services free of charge. These groups can help you assess your level of danger, plan for safety, and assist you with completing the protection order petition and other required documents. If you wish to connect with these resources, please click HERE.
Click on the buttons below to find more information about specific types of protection orders.
Resources and Instructions
Exhibit List Template Forms
Protection Order Frequently Asked Questions
You may submit a request for an electronic copy of your hearing through our KC Script Portal.
The fee for the audio recording is $25.00 per case number. (The fee is not exempt.)
If you are the Respondent and you were served electronically, you will receive a copy of all documents in your service packet.
If additional copies are needed outside of the above circumstances, they may be requested through our KC Script portal. (Some fee exemptions may apply.) Please click HERE to be redirected to the portal.
When using Washington Law Help to fill in your protection order forms, there is an option to add an e-signature to your forms.
No contact orders are issued in criminal actions.
Restraining orders are either financial or personal restraints and can be issued through the divorce or child custody process in Domestic or Family Law Cases.
Once corrections have been made to your documents, please start a new submission and re-upload all required documents and attachments or declarations, if any.
For additional questions, please reach out to Protection Order Customer Service staff.
Live Chat: Click here
Additional information regarding submitting evidence for a full protection order hearing can be found HERE.
You may also receive in-person support at any of our locations. Please click here for our location addresses and hours.
Advocates are also available at the courthouse that can assist with domestic violence petitions only. The website for the King County Advocates can be found here: http://protectionorder.org/
You may also seek help from an attorney.
If you have a disability and believe you may need an accommodation to fully, and equally participate in a court proceeding or activity, you may request an accommodation. Accommodation requests are granted to any qualified person with a disability for whom an accommodation is reasonable and necessary under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or under Washington State Court General Rule (GR) 33.
DV Protection Order Advocacy Program
Learn important information about the protection order process. You are not alone, help is available!
Seattle (206) 477-1103
Kent (206) 477-3758
DV Hopeline206.737.0242 (Local)
877.837.0242 (Toll Free)
KC Jail Inmate Custody Status Notification Service
VINE is a free automated service that lets victims and other individuals register to receive custody status notifications.
Toll Free: 1-877-425-8463