File for an Order of Protection

How can I get an order of protection?

An order of protection is a court order issued by a judge to a victim of domestic violence. It orders a person to stay away from the victim and stop any violence, threats of violence, or any type of harassment. To be eligible for an order of protection, the person must be a spouse, former spouse, roommate, family member or person you have dated. There is no cost for an order of protection, and there is trained staff at the Peoria County Courthouse to assist you in filing the necessary paperwork. To seek an order of protection call 309-672-6074 or visit Peoria County Courthouse.

Covid19 Courthouse Closure:

              You may still file an Order of Protection when the courthouse is closed by calling 309-672-6074.  Arrangements will be made through the Order of Protection office to video conference or call into the Judge to obtain an order of protection.  All Order of Protection hearings will take place beginning at 3:00pm each day while the courthouse is closed.


​If you are in crisis and need help or assistance, contact the Center for Prevention of Abuse’s 24/7 crisis hotline at 1-800-559-SAFE (7233). If you are in immediate danger, dial 911