Sexual Assault Protection Order

Sexual Assault Protection Order

A substantial amount of personal information is helpful in completing the protection order forms.  The Information Worksheet (DC 19:40), is not required, but might help you to gather that information.

Sexual Assault Protection Order Forms and Frequently Asked Questions

Before beginning the protection order process, please read the following information:

Sexual Assault Protection Order Forms

Each of the Protection Order types requires that three forms be completed. 

The three forms are available as a packet:  Sexual Assault, Packet for Protection Order - Autofill (DC 19:72)


You may access the forms and the instructions individually:


If you currently have an active Sexual Assault Protection Order from the court and would like to change one or more of the protections that you were originally granted by the judge, complete and file the “Request for Modification” below:


If you currently have an active Sexual Assault Protection Order from the court, at any time within forty-five (45) days before the expiration of the original, previously renewed, or otherwise modified protection order, including the date the order expires, and you would like to renew the order for one year, complete the forms below:


Before a Protection Order has been issued:  Complete and file an Application to Dismiss Petition and Affidavit for Protection Order (DC 19:41) to ask the court to dismiss (cancel) the Petition and Affidavit you filed to ask for a Protection Order.

After a Protection Order has been issued:  Complete and file a Motion to Vacate and Set Aside and to Dismiss Protection Order (DC 19:18) to ask the court to have an active Protection Order dismissed (canceled).