Civil Protection Orders

The Franklin County Prothonotary's Office is not permitted to issue legal advice or procedures, please consult your attorney for any legal questions.

Pennsylvania has three different civil protection order options that offer victims relief from further harm from their perpetrator. Civil protection orders can be filed whether or not the incident has been reported to the police. If you are considering filing a civil protection order, you may find it helpful to contact you local sexual assault or domestic violence advocacy program, legal services, and/or an attorney to review your options.

Please click on the order you want to review on the left hand side of the screen, under Civil Protection Orders 

Click here for the Civil Protection Orders Pamphlet.

Ex parte hearings must occur during Courthouse business hours before 3:00 p.m. In order to have the hearing on the same day you file your petition, you must present your completed petition to the Prothonotary no later than 2:30 p.m. Any petition filings filed after that time will need to be taken to the Magisterial District Judge for your area or return to the Courthouse the following business day.