Protections Orders for Snohomish County Superior Court

This website is provided as a service and a convenience by the Snohomish County Superior Court Clerk's Office.  It is not intended as legal advice to any person.  This website will guide you through a series of questions and prepare civil protection order court documents for you to submit to the Clerk’s Office. 

Washington State law allows for a person to file a civil case in court asking a judge/commissioner to grant an order to protect them from another person whose behavior is abusive, threatening, exploitative or seriously alarming.  The primary purpose of most civil protection orders is to order the "respondent" to not contact or harm the "petitioner."  

There are different types of civil protection orders - intended for specific situations. State law establishes who can seek them, who they can protect, who they can restrain, the types of protections and relief they offer, when and where court hearings are conducted, and what costs may be incurred.

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Protection Order Types

Unsure about which type applies to you?

How it works

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1. Get Started

Once you've determined which protection order type applies to you, select the case type above, then answer a few questions about your situation.  You will then be provided information such as your eligibility, the steps involved, and the duration.

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2. Complete Questionnaire

Answer a series of questions required to prepare your court forms.  You will be guided through all the required questions in simple and easy to understand format. 

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3. Review and Send

Using this online tool allows you to create and send all of the necessary court documents electronically to the Snohomish County Superior Court Clerk’s Protection Order Office.  Once the protection order staff review your documents for completeness, they will provide them to the judicial officer who will make a determination based on the documents and information submitted.

Features with this service

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Simple language. Requirements  are broken down.

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Court documents created can be sent electronically directly to Snohomish County Superior Court Clerk’s Protection Order Office. 

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When complete, all of the required court forms necessary for your situation will be created and available to send directly to the Clerk's Office. .

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Ask Questions

You can send a message directly to the Protection Order staff at the Clerk's Office through this online tool..

Built-in Tools

There are services such as:

  • Auto-save  
  • Automated checks for required information
  • Ability to attach evidence such as photos, police reports, pictures of text messages/emails, etc

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You can view all content in Spanish. Answers must be completed in English for the courts to review.

Resources

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

YWCA Housing and Shelter

Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center

Victim Support Services

Department of Social and Health Services

Adult Care Services

Care Crisis Line