Orders of Protection

  • Please submit all necessary documents to the court for Judge's review.  
  • If granted, the Court will issue a Temporary Order of Protection that will need to be served upon the Respondent by a Sheriff’s Deputy or other Process Server.  
  • A court date will scheduled within 20 days.  Hearings are held Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Both the Petitioner and the Respondent have the right to testify at the hearing, where the judge will determine if the Order of Protection will be continued on a permanent basis. 
  • Both the Petitioner and the Respondent have the right to hire an attorney; however, it is not required.  
  • There is no fee to file for  a Temporary Order of Protection or permanent Order of Protection in Missoula Municipal Court.
  • Please review the Checklist below to familiarize yourself with documents used in petitioning for and filing for an Order of Protection.

Order of Protection Documents

Petition for Temporary Order of Protection

Law Enforcement Service Information

Law Enforcement Service Information (back)

Temporary Order of Protection Cover Sheet

Temporary Order of Protection and Order Setting Hearing
Temporary Order of Protection Checklist
Confidential Address and Phone Number Request Form
Motion to Continue Order of Protection Hearing

Helpful Links

 Missoula County Crime Victim Advocate Program
Montana Department of Justice

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Missoula YWCA

Montana Legal Services
 Missoula Self Help Law Center