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There are three ways to obtain a protective order:

  • Represent yourself in the lawsuit; or
  • Hire a private attorney; or
  • Seek out a non-profit agency in town that provides FREE representation for protective orders.

Who provides FREE legal assistance for protective orders?

How do I apply for a Protective Order at the Travis County Attorney’s Office?

As part of ongoing public efforts to address the spread of COVID-19 and in keeping with recommendations by health officials, we are accepting applications for protective orders through phone screenings only.

Please call (512) 854-4163 to obtain a protective order.

If you reach our voicemail, please be sure to leave a message including your name and date of birth, as well as the name and date of birth of the person you are applying against, and a phone number or email address we can safely contact you. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

We provide services to applicants in all languages.

What do I need to apply for a Protective Order?

These items are REQUIRED:

  • The full name and date of birth of the person you are applying against
  • A current address for the person that you are applying against.

These items are helpful:

  • Copies of divorce and/or custody agreements
  • Names & addresses of your child(ren)’s school
  • CPS caseworker and/or case number

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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