Orders of Protection & Injunction Against Harassment

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Protection Orders

  • Are civil court orders prohibiting a specific person from coming near your home, work site, school, or other locations as listed on the order.
  • Are based on the relationship you have with the party you are seeking protection from.
  • Are issued by a judge and must be served by a police officer, deputy sheriff or process server.
  • Are effective for 12 months from service date.
  • Can provide you with legal recourse if the served person violates the order.
  • Cannot resolve landlord/tenant disputes.
  • Cannot change custody or visitation orders.
  • Cannot guarantee your safety.

There are two types of Protection Orders

The first type is an Order of Protection and is used when:

  • The parties are married, or were married in the past.
  • The parties live together, or lived together in the past.
  • The parties are the parents of a child in common.
  • One of the parties is pregnant by the other.
  • One of the parties is a parent, grandparent, in-law or sibling.

The second type is an Injunction Against Harassment and is used when:

  • The parties are dating, but have never lived together.
  • The parties have a relationship not previously listed.
  • The parties share a workplace.

Please Read the Protection Order Guide Sheet before appearing in court to request a Protection Order.

If you would like to request an Order of Protection, or an Injunction Against Harassment you may initiate your petition online by visiting the AZPOINT page, but you must appear in court to finish the process.  You may also go to any court including this court to fill out and file a petition.

Obtain a Protection Order at:

Buckeye Municipal Court
21749 W Yuma Rd., Ste 101
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Monday thru Thursday (except holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please allow at least 1 hour to complete this process and be prepared to describe all incidents between yourself and the person you are seeking protection from.


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