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Protective Orders

Protective Order

Protective Order Intake
City-County Building, Room W122
200 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

First floor of the City-County Building, west wing, near the Delaware Street entrance located next to Voter Registration. Once you enter inside W123, proceed toward the back of the room, and not toward the payment windows.

Phone: ​(317) 327-8577
Intake Hours: ​8AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday except for these court holidays


To file a protective order, you must have a qualifying relationship with the individual you are filing the protective order against (respondent) such as husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend or related by blood or marriage and/or be victim of sexual offense or stalking.

Clerk’s Office and court intake specialists are available to guide you through the process; however, it is helpful to know the date of birth and/or address of the person you are filing the protective order against. There is no cost to file a protective order. After completing the documents, the order is filed with the court and the judge will rule on the case, usually the same day. Representatives from the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence are available for counseling.

If the order is granted, the order is served on the respondent and a copy is given to you. If the respondent (or the person you’ve filed the order against) violates the order, you should notify the police immediately.