Protection Orders

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 Protection Order Overview

 Washington State law allows for a person to file a civil case in court asking a judge to grant an order to protect them from another person whose behavior is abusive, threatening, exploitive or seriously alarming. The primary purpose of most is to order the "respondent" not to contact or harm the "petitioner." Unlike other protection orders, an Extreme Risk Protection Order does not provide protection to the petitioner. It's primary purpose is to order the respondent to surrender weapons.

There are 6 types of protection orders:

  • Antiharassment Protection order
  • Domestic Violence Protection Order
  • Sexual Assault Protection Order
  • Stalking Protection order
  • Vulnerable Adult Protection Order
  • Extreme Risk Protection Order

State law establishes who can seek them, who they can protect, who they can restrain, when and where court hearings are conducted, what costs may be incurred, ect.

 Click here to find instructions to complete the protection order packet, forms are located at the end of these instructions and are specific to Skamania County.

 If additional forms are needed visit for a complete list of forms.

Submit your documents to the Skamania County Clerk

In person: 240 Vancouver Ave, Stevenson, WA  98648
by mail: P.O. Box 790, Stevenson, WA  98648 
By e-submission click here or first register to review the e-filing webinar here 

You can contact Skamania County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault for advocate assistance or call (509)427-4210 to make an appointment.   

If you feel you are in danger call 9-1-1 or for non-emergency calls to the Sheriff's Department (509)427-9490