Personal Protection Orders

During the COVID-19 Emergency please follow ALL 4 STEPS in order to complete your request for PPO.

  • Step 1. Complete PPO Petition and Proposed Order by using Michigan Legal Help.
    • OR Fill out the petition/form that is appropriate for your situation, under SCAO forms.
    • Note:  Michigan Legal Help may not be compatible with MAC computers.
  • Step 2. CompleteVerified Statement.
  • Step 3. CompleteParenting Time Worksheet if you have children in common with Respondent.
  • Step 4.  Send ALL DOCUMENTS in Step 1-3 to

* YOU MUST include your contact information on your PPO petition to ensure that your rights are protected. Without this information, the court will not be able to schedule a hearing for you in the event your PPO is denied.

*ALL forms MUST be signed by petitioner.

*ALL attachments must be in Adobe.pdf format.

*For information on signing a petition saved as a PDF visit Adobe .

Call 248-303-1534 for questions regarding PPO forms, motions, and how to file documents in PPO cases.

The PPO office staff cannot tell you the status of a pending PPO petition nor why a PPO request was denied. 

Staff cannot give legal advice.

A Personal Protection Order, or PPO, is an order issued by the Circuit Court.  It may protect you from being hit, threatened, harassed or stalked by another person.  The PPO may also stop someone from coming into your home or bothering you at work. It can stop them from buying a firearm or finding your address through school records. It can also stop them from taking your minor children unless required by the court.  If you are looking to file documents, motions and proofs of service related to an EXISTING PPO CASE, please click [HERE].

The type of PPO is determined by how you know the other person and not the behavior.  Please review the following to determine which PPO is appropriate.

Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence?

Anyone with access to your computer may be able to tell what web sites you have visited. It may be safer to use the internet at a public place such as a local library. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for assistance finding local resource contact information. Haven is also available in the courthouse to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Call them at 248-858-0203 or 248-334-1274.