Recently updated on April 9th, 2024 at 01:01 am

Prepare your documents for Domestic Violence Protection Order

This website is provided to help victims and those assisting them prepare the Domestic Violence Protection Order forms for the King County.

An overview of Civil Protection Orders at King County is here




1. Take Screening

Start with an online screening tool to help you decide which civil protection order fits your situation the best.


2. Prepare Documents

Instead of looking at the forms themselves, our system will help you complete your filing documents by having you answer all of the necessary information by topic. We will ask you questions in plain and non-legal language. To make this process as simple as possible, our system will then generate your response anywhere it is needed on the forms.


3. Consult Advocate (Optional)

You can consult an advocate to get guidance on civil protection orders. In case you are filing against someone you had an intimate relationship with, you can consult the Protection Order Advocacy Program (POAP). An advocate can review your case documents, and talk to you directly to discuss your case and safety planning. 


4. File with the Clerk

You can formally begin the case by filing with the Office of the Clerk. You can do that by either printing and visiting the clerk's office at the court or using the clerk's virtual office online . The court has two locations, Seattle and Kent, listed at the bottom of this page.


Court Forms Created This website guides you through all the topics required to complete your protection order documents and file your case.

Core Forms

  • King County Superior Court - Case Information Cover Sheet
  • PO 001 Petition for Protection Order
  • PO 003 Law Enforcement and Confidential Information Form
  • PO 030 Temporary Protection Order and Hearing Notice
  • Case Assignment Area and Designation and Case Information Cover Sheet
  • PO 040 Proof of Service

With Firearms

  • XR 102  Firearm Identification Worksheet
  • WPF All Cases 02 030 Order to Surrender and Prohibit Weapons Without Notice

With Children

  • DV1 030 Child Custody Information Sheet