How can I obtain a protection order?
Unlike a restraining order, a protection order gives an officer the ability to arrest violating subjects. A protection order is an order issued by a judge in cases of domestic violence. In order to obtain a protection order against an individual you must meet the following criteria:
  • The individual you are filing the protection order against must pose a credible threat toward you

  • The individual must be a family member, spouse or ex-spouse; be related by law; have lived with you; or have had a child with you

  • The protection must be signed by a judge and served on the defendant before it becomes valid

Paperwork for a protection order may be obtained from:
Clerk of Courts Office
101 First Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Ph: (605) 626-2451

Safe Harbor
310 South Kline St.
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Ph: (605) 226-1212

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