Q: I need to get a restraining order against someone I had an intimate relationship with. How do I do this?
Is it a different process if the restraining order is against a person I have never had an intimate relationship with?
In order to obtain a restraining order against someone you have had an intimate relationship with contact T.E.S.S.A. who can provide confidential assistance for you at no charge. They can be contacted at (719) 633-3819 or (719) 633-1462 and are located at 435 Gold Pass Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
In order to obtain a restraining order against someone you have never had an intimate relationship with you will need to go to the Courthouse at 270 East South Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (between Colorado and Vermijo). Obtain the paperwork in Room 101 between 8 - 9 a.m. and file it in Room 105. In order to appear before a judge on the same day, you must file your paperwork by 9:30 am and hearings begin at 10:30 am. After approval of the restraining order, you must bring it to the Civil Section of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, located at 210 South Tejon Street for service.
There is a cost for this process in cases where no intimate relatinship exists between the parties; however, there is no cost for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to file a temporary protection order.
Remember if it is a case that warrants an emergency protective order, or if you are in immediate fear for your safety, dial 911 so a patrol officer can help you right away.