Nov 30, 2021
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Restraining Order/Civil Harrasment – Civil Division

Location: Hall of Justice, 600 Administration, Room 107J, Santa Rosa CA 95403
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Mon-Fri
Court Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
(707) 521-6610 8:00 AM to Noon Mon-Fri

A Petition for Injunction Prohibiting Harassment (Temporary Restraining Order)

If a temporary or permanent restraining order is granted, the information contained on the restraining order will be entered into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems (CLETS) the same date the order is granted if the necessary information is provided on the forms. Be sure to complete the identifying information sections on the restraining orders to ensure prompt entry into CLETS.

Hand printed forms using either blue or black ink will be accepted for filing as long as they are legible.

The following three forms are the only ones you will need to fill out for the review:

  1. Petition for Injunction Prohibiting Harassment CH-100*
  2. Notice Of Court Hearing CH-109*
  3. Order to Show Cause and Temporary Restraining Order CH-110*

It is recommended that the Restraining Order After Hearing be completed and presented with the above documents. If the Order to Show Cause and Temporary Restraining Order is granted, the Restraining Order After Hearing form can be placed in the court file for presentation to the judge at the court hearing.

ON ALL FORMS: It is important that you complete the information regarding the person to be restrained, especially the Name, Sex, Race, and Date of Birth. If you do not know the DOB, estimate the person"s age.

CLETS (California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System)

If a temporary or permanent restraining order is granted, the information contained on the restraining order will be entered into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) the same date the order is granted if the necessary information is provided on the forms. Be sure to complete the identifying information sections on the restraining order to ensure prompt entry into CLETS.

FORMS & INFORMATION

Listed below are the forms needed to file a Petition for Injunction Prohibiting Harassment (Temporary Restraining Order). Hand printed forms using black or blue ink will be accepted for filing as long as they are legible.

List of Forms (*fillable online)

Petitions for Ex Parte Orders re: Civil Harassment are reviewed by a judge each morning between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If you would like the judge to review your forms the day you drop them off, you must be here between 8:00 a.m. and 8:25 a.m.

Forms which are received in the Clerks Office after 8:25 a.m. will be submitted to the Judge for review on the next court business day. Your copies of the signed orders may be picked up in Room 107-J after 3:00 p.m. and before 4:00 p.m.

Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 527 you may be required to pay a fee for filing a Petition for Injunction Prohibiting Harassment if there has been no violence or threat of violence, and if you do not qualify for a fee waiver.

Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline

Please go to our Domestic Violence Page for the instructions and forms you will need to fill out and file with the Clerks Office to get a Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order.

YWCA has a 24 hour domestic violence crisis hotline (707) 546-1234

Elder Assistance

AARP, 2050 West Steele Lane, Suite E1, Santa Rosa, CA Phone: 575-0518.

Council on Aging, 30 Kawana Spring Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 525-0143

Grandparents Parenting Again at (707) 566-8676 for assistance times.

Sonoma County Adult Services, 2250 Northpoint Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA
Phone: 565-5900

Sonoma County Legal Aid provides assistance with restraining order application paperwork. Call (707) 542-1290 to arrange an appointment

Salvation Army, Silvercrest Residence, 1050 3rd Street, Santa Rosa. Drop in clinic. Free legal services for individuals 62 and over Thursday evening from 4:15 to 5:30 pm

Notice

Clerks of the Court are prohibited from giving legal advice or assistance in court proceedings (California Government Code 24004 and 68082). If you need legal advice, please talk to an attorney. You may call an Attorney Referral Service or one of the following agencies may be able to help you:

Sonoma County Lawyer Referral Service
(707) 546-5297

The Sonoma County Lawyer Referral Service is designed to assist people with finding the right lawyer. The initial consultation costs $35.00, unless you have suffered a personal injury or have a social security appeal or worker’s compensation claim.

Sonoma County Legal Aid
(707) 542-1290

Provides assistance with restraining order application paperwork. Call to arrange an appointment.

Legal Services Foundation
(707) 546-2924

Legal services are available on a sliding scale based on an individual’s income. Low cost workshops are offered monthly on various topics such as restraining order problems, lawsuits in civil court, cleaning up criminal records, driver’s license retrieval.

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