Orders of Protection

ORDERS OF PROTECTION
Orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment (sometimes called “restraining orders”) offer protection for someone who is the victim of domestic violence, harassment or stalking. If you have additional questions, please call the Somerton Municipal Court at (928) 627-2722 of (928) 627-8152.

Any court in the State of Arizona can issue Protection Orders.  The purpose of a Protection Order is to restrain a person from committing an act of harassment or domestic violence. These types of cases are given high priority. 

After regular Court business hours, and during weekends and holidays, any police officer can assist you in obtaining an emergency order of protection.

AZPOINT
It is best to obtain a protection order from the court in your community; however, if the situation involves minor children common to the adult parties, please contact Yuma County Superior Court.

AZPOINT, 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. An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. 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. 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 of 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. 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 more information, click here to go to AZPOINT.