Restraining Order Legal Process
Different forms are used to
get different types of restraining orders. ALL forms are available for no
charge from the Clerk's office
in Ukiah, Willits, and Fort Bragg, or
click here to access forms online.
- Your spouse
(even if you do not want to file for a divorce at this time)
- A current or
former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or domestic partner
- A person related
to you, such as a brother, aunt, or your adult child.
There is no filing fee for
a Domestic Violence Prevention restraining order.
Civil Harassment forms are used to get a
restraining order against someone who is intentionally and continuously
harassing you, when there is no domestic or family relationship between
you and the other party. There are filing fees for a Civil Harassment
restraining orders unless you have a low income and qualify for a waiver
of court fees.
Workplace Violence forms must be used if
you are an employer or work for a corporation where there has been
violence or threats of violence against employees.
For help filling out the forms
to request a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, please go to the
Self-Help Legal Access Center or Project Sanctuary.
In all cases, forms should
be accompanied by a declaration setting forth in detail the incidents of
abuse which support your application for a restraining order.
The papers will be reviewed by
a judge and then must be filed with the court. Someone over the age of 18
must serve the papers on the other party. The Sheriff's Office will attempt
service of process for all restraining orders free of charge. They are
located at 589A Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA
At the time you submit your
restraining order, you must fill out a confidential Law Enforcement
Supplemental Information form. This form requests descriptive information,
including birth date, home and work addresses and telephone numbers, and the
driver's license number of the person you seek to have restrained. Bring all
information you have with you. The purpose of this form is to make sure that
your restraining order can be enforced and that it can be entered into a
Statewide Protective Order Registry which is available to all law
Judicial Council Forms