Personal Protection Order

Definition

A personal protection order (PPO) is a court order that protects you from being harassed, assaulted, molested, wounded, or stalked. The PPO prohibits a named individual from doing these things and prohibits the named individual from entering your premises and removing your children, unless there is a court order.

How to File

To obtain a PPO, you must go to the Wayne County Clerk's Office at the City-County Building Woodward and Jefferson in Detroit. Hours are 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. You may pick up a copy of the do-it-yourself PPO packet from the Police Department. You must follow the instructions carefully when filling out the forms. The process takes about 1/2 day to complete so plan accordingly. Information will then be forwarded to a judge for further consideration. For more information call (313) 224-6262.