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Oregon Protective Orders Laws

Protective orders (also called orders of protection or restraining orders) are issued by the courts when an individual has reason to believe another person is a threat to their well-being. These protective orders may be issued for any number of reasons, but typically come into play when someone is the victim of domestic violence or stalking.

This article provides a brief overview of protective orders in the state of Oregon.

Oregon Protective Orders Law: At a Glance

Under Oregon statute, individuals may obtain a protective order for a number of reasons, such as family abuse, elder abuse, disabled abuse, and stalking. If you have been abused by a family member, household member, or someone with whom you've had a sexual relationship, then you may be eligible for protection.

Additional provisions of Oregon's protective orders statute are listed in the following chart. You can also FindLaw's Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders section for more general information on this topic.

Code Section

§ 107.700 et seq. of the Oregon Revised Statutes

Activity Addressed by Order

Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, counseling, support

Duration of Order

Temporary: one year restraining order, effective until expires or terminated by the court

Penalty for a Violation of Order

Civil and/or criminal penalties, including a jail sentence of up to six months and a fine of $500 or 1% of the respondent's annual gross income, whichever is more

Who May Apply for Order

Any person who has been the victim of abuse within the preceding 180 days

Can Fees Be Waived?

There is no filing fee in Oregon

Order Transmission to Law Enforcement

Copy to the county sheriff, and entered into Law Enforcement Data System

Civil Liability for Violation of Order

Yes, contempt of court

Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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Oregon Protective Order Laws: Related Resources

Get Help with a Protective Order Today

If someone is hurting or threatening to hurt you, there are resources available for you when you're ready. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for 24/7/365 support at 800-799-7233. If you've been abused or fear someone may abuse you in the near future, you may want to get a protective order.

Please contact an Oregon domestic violence attorney for help.

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