In many criminal cases, protection orders are mandatory; however, without a criminal case, or if the court does not order a protection order in a specific criminal case, you can apply for a civil protection order.
To do this, visit the self-help desk at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility at 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden. You will be required to complete an application, pay a fee and be heard by a judge or magistrate on the matter.
- The fee will be waived for domestic violence victims.
- If you are a domestic violence or sexual assault victim, you may find more help by visiting the victim/witness center in the same building.
- A protection-order clinic is available for these victims at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays.
To drop a criminal protection order, please contact the district attorney or victim/witness specialist assigned to your case. You may not be allowed to drop a criminal protection order until the case is completed. To drop a civil protection order, please contact the clerk's office from where the order was granted.