If you are filing for an Order of Protection, you are called the “Petitioner.”  The person you are filing the Order of Protection against is called the “Respondent.”

An Order of Protection is a court order that prohibits the Respondent from abusing, molesting, stalking, threatening, communicating with, committing domestic violence or sexual assault against and/or otherwise disturbing the peace of the Petitioner.  An Order of Protection may also include provisions such as: limited communication/contact only in regards to a shared child, financial orders and an order for the Respondent to relinquish firearms, get a substance abuse evaluation and/or attend an intervention program.

A Child Order of Protection can be filed by a parent or guardian if any of the above acts have been committed against a minor child or children.

To file for an Order of Protection in Jackson County, one (or more) of the following must be true:

  1. You reside in Jackson County;
  2. The Respondent can be served with the paperwork in Jackson County; and/or
  3. The abuse/stalking/sexual assault occurred in Jackson County.


  • First, right-click on either the Adult or Child Order of Protection and save it to your computer.
  • Next, complete the petition. Be sure and fill out all required fields.
  • Once complete, you will then need to save it to your computer by clicking on the highlighted icon below; or click File, then Save from the menu. 


You will need a pdf reader such as Adobe Reader which is free to download and use.  Click the here to download the free reader.


Saving this file to your computer may create a safety risk if others can access the computer or device. Only continue if you believe it is safe to do so.


Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (excluding Holidays), you may submit your petition directly to the Court. You may visit either the courthouse in Kansas City or Independence.

If it is an emergency and you need to file outside of the hours listed above, you can visit the nearest police department in Jackson County. You can print the forms and take them with you to the police department OR the police department should have petition packets that you can complete in writing.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911!

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Courthouse Locations

Western Jackson County
(Kansas City, Grandview)
Kansas City Courthouse
3rd Floor - Dept of Civil Records
415 E 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 881-3974

Eastern Jackson County
(Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, etc.)
Independence Courthouse
2nd Floor - Dept of Civil Records
308 W. Kansas Avenue
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 881-4555



  Adult Protection Order Forms Packet  
  Child Protection Order Forms Packet