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Legal Orders

Order of Protection

An order of protection is a court order intended to prevent acts of domestic violence. People who believe that they themselves or a family member are or may become victims of domestic violence may submit a request (petition) to any court for the issuance of an order of protection. The person you want an order against must have committed or threatened to commit an act of domestic violence within the last year.

Who can I file an order of protection against?

An order of protection can be filed against someone that is:

  • A spouse or former spouse,
  • A person you now or did live with,
  • A parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister, parent-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, brother-in-law or sister-in-law, or someone you have a child with.

Where do I file a petition for an order of protection?

A petition may be filed in any of the following courts Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM:

  • Pima County Superior Court, Clerk’s Office, 110 W. Congress, 1st Floor, (520) 740-3272 or (520) 740-3297
  • Pima Consolidated Justice Court, 115 N. Church Avenue, 2nd Floor, (520) 740-3384
  • Pima County Juvenile Court, Clerk’s Office, 2225 E. Ajo Way, (520) 740-4412 or (520) 740-5025
  • Tucson City Court, 103 E. Alameda Street, (520) 791-4971

Source: This information excerpted from, and additional information including applicable forms, is available at, The City of Tucson website.

Injunction Against Harassment

An injunction against harassment prohibits a person from harassing, annoying, or alarming another person. An injunction can be filed against neighbors, friends, or strangers, as long as you have their name. One act of harassment will not be enough to get an order. There must be a series or pattern of acts before a judge will consider granting the order. Also, you must tell the person that you are going to apply for an order, or give the judge a good reason why you have not told the person.

Where do I file a petition for Injunction Against Harassment?

An injunction may be filed in any of the following courts Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

  • Pima County Superior Court, Clerk’s Office, 110 W. Congress, 1st Floor, (520) 740-3272 or (520) 740-3297
  • Pima Consolidated Justice Court, 115 N. Church Avenue, 2nd Floor, (520) 740-3384
  • Pima County Juvenile Court, Clerk’s Office, 2225 E. Ajo Way, (520) 740-4412 or (520) 740-5025
  • Tucson City Court, 103 E. Alameda Street, (520) 791-4971

After 4:30 PM weekdays, or at any time on a weekend or holiday, contact the Tucson Police Department (791-4444) or the Pima County Sheriff’s Department (741-4900). In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Source: This information excerpted from, and additional information including applicable forms, is available at, The City of Tucson website.

Please make UAPD and/or your local police aware of your order of protection or injunction against harassment. Please also advise Human Resources or the Dean of Students Office as applicable.  Call the police if there is any violation to the order/injunction.