Temporary Restraining Order Information

For Questions call 715-346-1364, ext. 8

Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order

Harassment or Domestic Abuse

The following checklists will assist you in the process of obtaining a restraining order.

Filling Out The Forms

  • Online - CCAP Restraining Order forms assistant The forms assistant can assist you in electronically filling out a petition for a restraining order for domestic abuse or harassment.
  • Obtain forms from the Portage County Clerk of Courts Office. You should receive the following forms (included in the packet)

Read the Forms Carefully!

Fill in all the needed information on the forms. You are the Petitioner and the abuser is the Respondent. Be sure to note the addresses and birth dates of the parties involved. Your injunction cannot be processed by law enforcement if you do not include the full date of birth (month/day/year), full name with middle initial, and the sex of the Respondent. Public records access (located by the Clerk of Courts office at the end of the hall) may contain this information if you do not have it, or the Sheriff's Office may be able to assist you with obtaining this information.

You will also need to include a narrative with detailed information regarding the acts of abuse or harassment and the dates they occurred. You may attach supporting documentation.

Filing the Documents

Take the forms that you filled out to the Family Court Commissioner's office during the following times:

  • Monday
    8 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday
    8 am to 11:30 am
  • Wednesday
    8 am to 2:30 pm
  • Thursday
    8 am to 2:30 pm
  • Friday
    8 am to 11:30 am

(Hours are subject to change)

If you cannot make it during the above times, place the documents in the Family Court Commissioner's drop box.

Leave the forms that you filled out at the Family Court Commissioner's office, located on the first (1st) floor of the courthouse, for a court commissioner to review. You will also need to leave a telephone number at which you may be reached.

  • After a court commissioner or judge has finished signing your documents, you will receive a call from the Family Court Commissioner's office regarding the next steps for initiating your case and picking up a copy.
  • For more information, view the "Checklists" above for the steps in obtaining restraining orders.