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Ohio Protection Orders

This guide provides information about the different types of protection orders available in Ohio.



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If you feel that you are in immediate danger, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.SAFE (7233) or 800.787.3224 (TTY).

About this Guide

This guide is intended to provide basic information about protection orders in Ohio. This page is specifically about Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders. Information about other types of protection orders is available by clicking the tabs, above, or these links:

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See these resources for information about what a Domestic Violence CPO is, who is eligible and how to obtain one.

Legal Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence - Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Domestic Violence Resources and Info - Cleveland Legal Aid

Protection Orders Overview - Supreme Court of Ohio