Prepare and File for Civil Protection Orders Online
This is the official website for both the Superior Court and the District Court at the Okanogan County to help victims and their loved ones in preparing and e-filing the court forms for civil protection orders. The website leads a user through detailed guided steps online.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Take Screening
Answer about 5 questions to figure out which protection order is suitable for your situation. This process is totally anonymous and private i.e. nothing is shared with the court until you file.
2. Create Case Documents
Step through each topic, evaluate decisions, while court provided articles and video clips on Washington laws. Then generate your protection order documents (also called the packet).
3. Consult Advocate
Consult victim advocates directly from this website by sharing your case documents. The advocates assist victims seeking protection orders by reviewing their case documents and help with a range of issues.
File your case documents online with the court to begin the formal process.
WHICH TYPE OF PROTECTION ORDER TO ASK FOR?
Take Online Screening
For most people, its helpful to start with this screening tool which asks some general question without asking any personal information to suggest the most suitable protection order.
If you already know which specific protection order you need, you can skip to the next section.
Check if you can renew your existing civil protection order
If you already have a civil protection order you can have it renewed using a process which is much simpler than getting a fresh one
TYPES OF CIVIL PROTECTION ORDERS (CPOs)
Get protection from harm, threats, stalking and a range of other behaviors from an intimate partner, or someone who lives in the same residence as you. LegalAtoms covers all situations of the Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) including with minors or with firearms.
Sexual Assault Protection Order
For unwanted sexual conduct by someone who is NOT a family or household member (See domestic violence for protection from family members). A single incident is sufficient to apply for this protection order.
Anti-harassment Protection Order
For protection against any kind of unlawful or harassing behavior that is annoying or stressful and that serves no lawful purpose.
Vulnerable Adult Protection Order
To protect senior citizens (vulnerable adults) against someone who is mistreating them or exploiting them e.g. financial exploitation or neglect.
Stalking Protection Order
May be filed by someone who is experiencing stalking conduct by someone who is NOT a family or household member.
Extreme Risk Protection Order
May be filed by a family or household member or law enforcement against someone they believe poses a significant danger to self or others by having access to, the ability to purchase or receive, or actual possession of a firearm.
You can explore legal options for getting a protection order while maintaining your complete privacy. Nothing is shared with the government unless you share or submit.
Learn about free community and pro bono resources. Connect with them and share your case data with a few clicks.
Covers all common situations such as those involving minors, or firearms, or others permitted by the Washington State law, thereby saving you time.
Correct form, and the most updated versions are automatically selected based on your situation.
Run automated checks to verify correctness of your responses and to avoid mistakes that may cause delays in securing a protection order.
All questions are presented in plain non-legal language. Difficult concepts are broken down into simpler steps.
The legal information contained here does not constitute legal advice or substitute for legal advice.
District Vs. Superior Court
This website covers both situations: case which must be filed with the District Court and those which must be filed with the Superior Court. Certain Antiharassment, Stalking, and Sexual Assault Protection cases must be heard at Superior Court so this website automatically makes the correct selection.
CONTACT TECHNICAL SUPPORT
This contact form is for technical support questions only. For non-technical questions please contact the victim advocates at the telephone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.