Protective Orders can be issued by any court in the State of Arizona. For petitions submitted to Scottsdale City Court, petitions must be submitted in-person during normal business hours. Please refer to the contact and hours information. After normal Court business hours and during weekends and holidays, any police officer can assist you in obtaining an emergency order of protection.
You may complete and print the appropriate forms through this site or obtain them in person at the court. Please come prepared to provide sworn testimony to support your petition. Have specific dates, times, and places for events which you feel constitute the issuance of the protective order. There are no court fees for filing a petition for a protective order. The court has a Spanish interpreter on staff that can assist you. If you need an interpreter for another language including ASL, please contact the court to make an appointment as soon as possible so that we can have an interpreter onsite to better assist you with your petition.
You can request one of the following types of protective orders:
ORDER OF PROTECTION A.R.S. 13-3602(A): An Order of Protection is used for a “family: relationship between you and the Defendant. This can include any of the following: 1) married now or in the past, 2) live together now or lived together in the past, 3) parent of a child in common, 4) one of you is pregnant by the other, 5) you are a relative (parent, in-law, brother, sister, or grandparent, or 6) current or previous romantic or sexual relationship. Also, you must state how an act of domestic violence was threatened or committed against you within the last year.
INJUNCTION AGAINST HARASSMENT A.R.S. 12-1809: The Defendant has committed a series of acts (more than one) of harassment against you in the last year. There are no court fees for service of process if the petition arises out a dating relationship.
INJUNCTION AGAINST WORKPLACE HARASSMENT A.R.S. 12-1810: This injunction may be filed by an employer or owner of a business or operation for the benefit of an employee or the business against a single act or series of acts of harassment.
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Walk-in hours ( protective orders): Monday - Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
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