File Civil Harassment Restraining Order


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Forms Needed to File

Form NumberName of form
CH-100-INFOCan a Civil Harassment Restraining Order Help Me?
CM-010Civil Case Cover Sheet
CH-100Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
CLETS-001Confidential CLETS Information
CH-110Temporary Restraining Order (CLETS-TCH)
CH-109Notice of Court Hearing

General Instructions for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

No filing fees unless the Temporary Order is denied. If denied, then a fee of $435.00 is due if no fee waiver is on file

1) Documents can be typed or neatly hand printed, using blue or black in only.

2) Filing must comply with California Rules of Court beginning at 2.100 regarding formatting, color of paper, etc.

3) The proper court to file is where the harassment took place or where the person to be restrained lives:

Stockton Branch
180 E Weber Avenue, Suite #200
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 992-5702

Lodi Branch
315 W Elm Street
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 992-5522

Manteca Branch
315 E Center Street
Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 239-9188

4) If the request for a restraining order is filed by 10:00 a.m., the order will be ready for pick up between 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. the same day it was filed. If the forms are filed after 10:00 a.m., they will be ready for pick up the following day between 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

5) See Court Locations and Hours for current hours.

6) The drop box is available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all locations.

7) The Sheriff’s Office is able to serve your restraining order to the other party. Their hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are located at 7000 North Michael Canlis Boulevard, French Camp, CA 95231 and the phone number is (209) 468-4475. Please call ahead for directions or further information. You can also review their service information at

Note: The Self-Help Center is available to review the forms once they have been completed. Information about the Self-Help Center and hours of operation can be located at under Self-Help. Additional Information and resources related to Civil Harassment Restraining Orders can be located at


San Joaquin County Bar Association
6 S El Dorado St., Suite 315
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 948-0125

San Joaquin County Law Library
20 N Sutter St.,1st Floor
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 468-3920

San Joaquin County Superior Court Self-Help Center
180 E Weber Ave., Suite 105
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 992-5283