Domestic Violence Division
You can access a Petition and Affidavit for a Civil Protection Order here and a Petition and Affidavit for an Anti-Stalking Order here, or by scanning the QR code to the right with your cell phone camera. If you have additional documents to file, email them to the DVD Clerk’s Office at DVD [at] dcsc.gov (DVD[at]dcsc[dot]gov).
If you need help with the above forms:
- Contact the DVD Clerk’s Office at 202-879-0157.
- Contact a legal service provider (click here) to receive free legal advice or services.
- If you need computer access to complete forms for the Domestic Violence Division, review our list of remote access sites (click here) available throughout DC.
The Domestic Violence Division adjudicates Civil and Criminal Domestic Violence matters. The division processes requests for Civil Protection Orders, Anti- Stalking Orders, and Extreme Risk Protection Orders. In addition, the division processes requests for emergency same-day civil orders. The Domestic Violence Division also adjudicates criminal domestic violence misdemeanors and violations of protection orders.
The Court also hosts the Domestic Violence Division operations include a coordinated response to domestic violence and partnership with criminal justice partners and victim services agencies. The wrap-around services are handled in intake centers located in throughout the city.
To learn more about requesting a Civil Protection Order, an Anti-Stalking Order, or an Extreme Risk Protection Order, click here.