An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence, harassment, or from contacting other people protected by the order.
You are encouraged to speak to a victim advocate before you file your petition. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information about how an Order of Protection works and how it will be served on the defendant. For additional resources click here.
We've made it easier to begin a request for an order of protection or injunction against harassment.
The following options are available for filing a protective order petition:
1. Online at azpoint.azcourts.gov, or
2. Paper petition - This can be requested at the court clerk's window Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm)
The Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection.
Through an interview in AZPOINT, you can quickly and accurately fill out the forms that are needed to request an Order of Protection at an Arizona court. The portal will also help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying relationship for an Order of Protection.
You may also use this portal if you're asking for protection on behalf of another person-either (1) a minor of whom you are the parent, guardian, or legal custodian or (2) an adult who is temporarily or permanently unable to request an order.
Your information will be saved in AZPOINT for up to 90 days. At any time during this 90-day period, you may take the next step for filing your petition at an Arizona court. Until you file your petition at a court, you will be able to return to AZPOINT to update your information if necessary.
For more information, click here to go to AZPOINT.