File Civil Harassment Restraining Order


Forms Needed to File

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

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

Instructions for Civil Harassment Restraining Order

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

2) Lined paper or colored paper is not acceptable for filing.

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

    Stockton Branch

        180 East Weber Avenue, Suite #200

        Stockton, CA 95202

        (209) 992-5702

    Lodi Branch

        315 West Elm Street

        Lodi, CA 95240

        (209) 992-5522

    Manteca Branch

        315 East 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 4:30 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 4:30 p.m.

5) The Clerk’s Office is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Only the drop off/pick up window on the first floor is open 8-10 AM and 3:30-4:30 PM until further notice).

6) Documents are submitted to the Civil Department located at 180 East Weber Avenue, 2nd Floor, Stockton, CA 95202. (Only the drop off/pick up window and dropbox on the first floor is open until further notice).

7) The Sheriff’s Office may be used for serving 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.

Note: The Self-Help Center is available to review the forms once they have been completed. (Only online or telephone assistance is available from March 17 through April 3, 2020). Information about the Self-Help Center and hours of operation can be located at under Self-Help. Additional Information about Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, in various languages, can be located at



    San Joaquin County Bar Association

        6 South El Dorado Street, Suite #315

        Stockton, CA 95202

        (209) 948-0125

    San Joaquin County Law Library

        20 North Sutter Street, First Floor

        Stockton, CA 95202

        (209) 468-3920

    San Joaquin County Superior Court Self-Help Center

        180 East Weber Avenue, Suite 105

        Stockton, CA 95202

        (209) 992-5283

Check the public website for assistance and programs provided and for current clinic hours.