Protective Orders

Protective Orders

To obtain a protective order go to the Domestic Violence Resource Center located at:

735 SW 158th Ave, Suite 100
Beaverton, OR  97006

(503) 640-5352

For Restraining Orders:  Plan to arrive early in the day (8:30 - 10:00AM) if you want to go to court on the same day.  Paperwork must be completed by 10:30.  You will watch a video at 11:30, then go to court afterwards.  If you are granted an RO, your paperwork will be available sometime after 3:00PM.  This is a full-day process.


4 Types of Protective Orders Available to Oregon Victims


People obtain protective orders in order to create a civil or criminal restriction on contact from people who are potentially harmful.  At this time, protective orders in Oregon are free of charge. 

1) Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Orders (FAPA RO) are intended to provide for protection from abuse by family, household members, or someone with whom you have had a sexual relationship.  The abuse must have been committed within the last 180 days.

2) Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act (EPPDAPA RO) are intended to provide abuse protection for people aged 65+ or people who are vulnerable due to a disability.  This restraining order addresses physical, verbal, financial, and sexual abuse and also neglect.

3) Sexual Abuse Restraining Orders (SAPO RO) are intended to protect you from a person who caused you sexual harm but who is not related to you or is not a current or past romantic partner. For more information, you can read this link to more information on SAPOs.

Here is a link for more information on restraining orders.

Paperwork for Washington County restraining orders must be completed and turned in by 10:30AM in order to attend court and receive the RO the same day.  The Advocates are only able to assist a limited number of petitioners each day, so it is important that you arrive as early as possible if you'd like to obtain an order.

It is important to bring one piece of identification and an address where the respondent can be found. Call (503) 640-5352 for information.

4) Stalking Protection Orders are intended to protect you and/or a family member from stalking.  Stalking is usually characterized by a pattern of intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly alarming or coercing another person, or engaging in unwanted or repeated contact.  You will need to speak with a law enforcement officer or the Protective Order Advocates for information on how to obtain a stalking protective order.

Are you aged 17 or younger?  You may be eligible to obtain a restraining order.  Please contact the Protective Order Advocates at (503) 640-5352 for more information.

To obtain a protective order in Multnomah County, please call (503) 988-3943 prior to 12:30 on weekdays for information/instructions.

To obtain a protective order in Clackamas County, please call (503) 655-8616 for information/instructions.