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Personal Protection Order Information

What is a PPO?
Who Can Obtain a PPO?
Where to Get a PPO

What is a PPO?

A "PPO" is an abbreviation for Personal Protection Order. A PPO is a restraining order issued by the Circuit Court that protects victims of domestic violence or stalking. In certain situations you can get a PPO without giving notice to the person you want the order to restrain.

Who Can Obtain a PPO?

Anyone who has been physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a current or former spouse, a family member, a domestic partner, the other parent of your child, a current or former roommate, or a current or former person in a dating relationship. Also anyone who has been "stalked" as defined by statute. This would be anyone who has been repeatedly harassed to the point of being terrorized, intimidated or threatened.

Where to Get a PPO

A "do-it-yourself" PPO packet is available at the Charlevoix County Clerk's office in the Charlevoix County Building. This packet contains instructions and all the necessary forms you will need.


These type of Court Orders are only available to victims of domestic violence and/or stalking. They are not available to people involved in neighborhood disputes or other non- emergency type situations where two people are not getting along.
This page last updated on 1/3/2013.
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