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Protective Order Division

If you have been a victim of family violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking and are considering applying for a protective order, please contact our office as soon as possible.

  • Protective Orders are court orders to protect victims of family violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.
  • Only a judge can issue a Protective Order. With your input, a judge decides the rules that the Respondent must follow.
  • Depending on the type of Protective Order that you qualify for, the order can be in effect for two years or longer.

A Protective Order May Have Conditions Such As:

An abuser/Respondent…

  • Cannot commit new acts of violence against you
  • Cannot verbally threaten to hurt you or any other protected parties
  • Cannot communicate directly with you or any other protected parties
  • Cannot go within 200 yards of your home or work
  • Cannot go within 200 yards of the daycare or school of your children
  • Cannot follow you
  • May be required to go to counseling
  • May be required to pay child support
  • May be required to follow a child visitation plan
  • If the abuser/Respondent breaks these rules they can be arrested.

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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