Form Packets – Domestic Violence Restraining Order with Children


DV-500-INFOCan a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Help Me?
DV-505-INFOHow Do I Ask for a Temporary Restraining Order?
CLETS-001Confidential CLETS
SUP CRT 260Declaration Re: Notice of Ex-Parte
DV-100Request for Domestic Violence Restraining
DV-101Description of
DV-105Request for Child Custody and Visitation
DV-108Request for Order: No Travel With
DV-109Notice of Court
DV-110Temporary Restraining
DV-140Child Custody and Visitation
DV-145Order: No Travel With
DV-150Supervised Visitation and Exchange
DV-200-INFOWhat is “Proof of Personal Service”?
DV-200Proof of Personal Service (CLETS)
DV-520-INFOGet Ready for the Court
DV-530-INFOHow to Enforce Your Restraining
DV-120Response to Request for Domestic Violence Restraining

There is NO filing fee to file these forms.


Please thoroughly read all of the information for the instructions for filing for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order.

Note: The employees of the Superior Court are prohibited by law from giving legal advice (Government Code §24004 and §68082).

Submitting Your Forms for Filing
  • All information must be completed and all forms must be dated and signed.
  • Documents must be typed or neatly hand printed, using blue or black ink only.
  • Lined paper or colored paper is not acceptable for filing.
  • Submit the original document only. The Court will provide you with a filed-stamped copy after the DVRO is entered by the Court.
  • If submitting the originals by mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with adequate postage in order to have your copies returned to you. Failure to include a SASE will result in your copies being retained at the Courthouse until you personally pick them up. Documents not picked up within 30 days may be destroyed.
  • Domestic Violence requests filed before 10:00 a.m. will be ready for pick up at 3:30 p.m. the same day. Requests filed after 10:00 a.m. will be ready for pick up at 3:30 p.m. the following business day . The clerk will inform you is there will be a change in this policy when your papers are filed.
Service of Documents

The Sheriff’s Office may be used for serving your restraining order on the other party. Their hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Their contact information is (209) 468-4475 and they are located at 7000 North Michael Canlis Boulevard, French Camp, CA 95231. Please call ahead for directions or further information. Their website is

*Effective January 1, 2024, the Sheriff’s Office will require the submission of the new mandatory Judicial Council forms SER-001 Request for Sheriff to Serve Court papers and when applicable, SER-001(A) Special Instructions for Writs and Levies-Attachment, along with the documents needing to be served. Judicial Council forms can be located at

Interpreter Needs

All court proceedings are in English. If you require the assistance of an interpreter, you may ask the Court to provide an interpreter by completing and filing Judicial Council form INT-300 – Request for Interpreter at


In the event you are required to serve documents through publication, there is a separate fee for publishing the document in a newspaper. You will need to contact the newspaper for their fee. Click here to download a list of approved newspapers.