Protection Orders: How to File for a Protection Order in Pennsylvania (Video)


This video from the Pennsylvania Courts provides detailed step-by-step instructions on how to file for a protection order.

Produced by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the videos prepare victims for what to expect when they file a protection order by offering a detailed description of each step involved in the filing process:

  1. Fill out a petition
  2. Review petition with a judge
  3. Judge grants/denies temporary order
  4. Attend final hearing to obtain final order

Court staff can help people who have trouble speaking, hearing or understanding English, and many bilingual forms are available.

Last Review and Update: Feb 15, 2022
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