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Ohio Protection Orders

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


See these resources for information about what Civil Stalking and Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Orders are, who is eligible and how to obtain one.

Civil stalking or sexually oriented offense protection orders  - Community Legal Aid (Akron)

Criminal protection orders - Columbus City Attorney

What to do if you are being Stalked - SPARC


Statutes and rules related to Civil Stalking and Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Orders in Ohio

Statutes and Rules Reference Chart

Ohio Rule of Civil Procedure 65.1

O.R.C. 2903.214 - Petition for Protection Order in Menacing by Stalking Cases



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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).


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