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Civil Protection Orders

Civil Protection Orders

Civil Protection Orders (CPOs) can be an important part of a comprehensive safety plan for people experiencing gender-based violence.

Did you know? Civil Protection Orders…

  • Are different from mandatory protection orders issued in a criminal case and are requested by an individual through civil court.
  • Can be requested in any county where you or the other party live or work, or where abuse occurred.
  • Have no fees for filing or fees for service if you are a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking.
  • May include children of the petitioner who are under the age of 18, as well as pets as protected parties.
  • Must be served to the respondent to be valid.
  • Are initially in place for 14 days if the court finds that you are in imminent danger at your Temporary Protection Order hearing.
  • May be made permanent at a Permanent Protection Order hearing.
  • Specify how far the respondent must stay away from you and your home, job, or school.

More information about CPOs can be found at the Colorado Judicial Branch website. The forms needed to file for a CPO can be found here. For more information or support with the CPO process, connect with a PSG Legal Advocate at 720-618-3482.

Below you will find specific information about how and where
to request a CPO in the counties that Project Safeguard serves:

Adams County

Up-to-date information about court operations and COVID procedures can be found here.

Protection order hearings occur at 11am and 3pm. For same day hearings, file your paperwork by 9:15am to be heard at the 11am hearing and by 1:15pm for the 3pm hearing. Take your competed paperwork to window 12 or 13 to file.

Address: 
Adams County Justice Center
1100 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, CO 80601

Arapahoe County

Up-to-date information about court operations and COVID procedures can be found here.

For same day hearings, file your paperwork by 4pm, except during their lunch hour from 12-1:30pm. Take your completed paperwork to the Clerk’s Office to file.

Address, if located in Littleton:
Arapahoe County Court
1790 West Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80120

Address for residents outside of Littleton:
Arapahoe County Justice Center
7325 S. Potomac Street
Centennial, CO 80112

Broomfield County

Up-to-date information about court operations and COVID procedures can be found here.

Filing times are from 7:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-4:30. For same day hearings, file your paperwork by 10:30am. Your completed paperwork will be filed at the Clerk’s Office.

Address: 
Broomfield County District Court
17 Descombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020

Denver County

Up-to-date information about court operations and COVID procedures can be found here.

Filing time is from 8:00am-10:00am. To file your completed paperwork, go to the clerk courtroom 159.

Address:
Denver County Court – Civil Division
1437 Bannock Street, Room 159
Denver, CO 80202

Project Safeguard will be closed from November 21-25, returning on November 28. If you need resources or referrals, please call SafeHouse Denver's 24/7 crisis and information line at (303) 318-9989.

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