New requests for restraining orders can be filed by drop box between 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The drop box is located at the Main Street entrance to the Wakefield Taylor Building, at 725 Court St., Martinez.
Requests filed after 10:30 a.m. will be processed the next day. Restraining orders are available for pick up at the clerk’s window between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wakefield Taylor Building, at 725 Court St., Martinez.
Court staff will contact attorneys or litigants when their orders are ready for pick up.
Effective April 12, 2021, matters will be heard in-person.
Anyone who cannot personally appear for COVID-19-related health reasons only shall call or write to the Clerk’s Office, (925) 608-1000, no later than 2 court days before the hearing to request a remote appearance.
Remote appearances will be by phone only (no Zoom). The Court will initiate the phone call.
What is a Civil Harassment Restraining Order?
Civil Harassment Restraining Orders differ from Family
Law Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in that the order is not for
people who have dated or who are closely related. You may seek
protection if you are worried about your safety because you are being:
- sexually assaulted
by someone you do not have a close relationship with, like a neighbor or roommate.