There are three types of protection orders in Georgia: protection orders against domestic violence, protection orders against stalking, and protection orders for employers. You need to indicate what type of protection order you are applying for.

  • Protection orders against domestic violence: Victims of domestic violence can apply for a protection order against a spouse, family member or household member who has committed an act of violence against the petitioner.
  • Stalking protection orders: Victims of stalking can apply for a protection order against someone who has pursued, monitored or threatened the safety of the petitioner without their consent.
  • Employer protection regulations: Victims of violence in the workplace can apply for a protection order against an employer who has threatened or committed an act of violence against the petitioner.

Submit an application to the office of the Higher Regional Court of the district in which the defendant lives. You have to fill out and sign all required documents. Please contact the Higher Court for information on how to submit a petition to the Public Order Office.

Your petition will be assigned a case number or file number. Please keep this number for your records.