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In Ohio, there are several types of protection orders. Which order you may be eligible for is dependent upon several factors including the nature of your relationship with the harasser and whether or not a crime has yet been committed against you or a family member.

 

Scroll down for a chart outlining the different types of orders available and the requirements for each. Pay special attention to the Jurisdiction, Venue and Standard of Proof sections. They identify the appropriate court through which to pursue an order. 

 

Law enforcement agencies do not grant protection orders, you must contact the appropriate court.