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What is a civil protection order?

A Protection Order, or Restraining Order, is an order to stop specific acts against everyone named in the order as a 'Protected Person.'

A restrained person may be ordered to:

  • Stop contacting, harassing, injuring, intimidating, molesting, threatening, touching, stalking, sexually assaulting, or abusing any Protected Person.
  • Stop entering or remaining on premises or coming within a specified distance of a Protected Person or premises.
  • Stop taking, transferring, concealing, harming, disposing of, or threatening harm to an animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by a Protected Person.

The court can grant such other relief as the court deems appropriate.

A temporary or permanent Civil Protection Order may be issued against an adult or juvenile ten years of age or older.

Photograph of Restraining Order with Gavel on desk.

Protection order information

Protection Orders take priority over all other types of service. This is due to the potential for injury related to these situations. We serve the majority of Protection Orders for the public.

Service Fee:  $35.00 plus mileage

Need to report a violation of an existing protection order?

Call non-emergency dispatch at 970-242-6707.

If it is an emergency, call 911.

How do I obtain a protection order?

Contact the Mesa County Court Clerk 

Phone: 970-257-3640

Mesa County Justice Center - first floor

125 North Spruce Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501