Applications for Restraining Orders
Restraining Order requests, other than for domestic violence, shall be brought for processing to Department 57, Room 102 at the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse, 725 Court St., Martinez,
between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Requests submitted after 10:30 a.m. will be processed the next court day.
Hearings will be conducted in person.
Remote appearances require written court approval and notice to the other parties, pursuant to the Civil Emergency Rules.
If your matter is approved for remote appearance, you will be notified by the court with instructions for remote connectivity.
For all remote hearings, parties must serve and submit documents to the clerk’s office in person, via drop box or overnight delivery 3 court days prior to the hearing. Electronic delivery is not permitted.
What is a Civil Harassment Restraining Order?
Civil Harassment Restraining Orders differ from Family
Law Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in that the order is not for
people who have dated or who are closely related. You may seek
protection if you are worried about your safety because you are being:
- sexually assaulted
by someone you do not have a close relationship with, like a neighbor or roommate.