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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

New York State courts are open and offering limited in-person assistance for health and safety reasons.

For the most up-to-date information on court operations, check the Family Court website.

For visitor screening and safety rules and other COVID-19 information, visit the NYCOURTS website. You can also call the Coronavirus Hotline at (833) 503-0447 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Emergency Orders of Protection

You can learn how to file an emergency Order of Protection.

  • Monday to Friday 9 AM - 5 PM: call Family Court at (646) 386-5299.
  • All other times: call Criminal Court at (833) 503-0447. ​

If you are experiencing domestic violence, you can also get help with safety planning, referrals, and connections to emergency housing on the Domestic Violence page.

Need something else?

  • Court for restraining order information or requests

You can get information from Family Court on how and where to file an Order of Protection and how to get the Order lifted.

An Order of Protection is issued by the court to limit the behavior of someone who harms or threatens to harm another person. An Order of Protection may be issued for, but not limited to: 

  • Domestic Violence within a family or relationship
  • A condition of a defendant's release or bail in a criminal case
  • An ongoing divorce

Online

Learn more about Orders of Protection.

Download domestic violence court forms.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Family Court
  • Phone Number: (212) 374-3700
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • This system is fully automated; staff is not available.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) helps people serve a summons directed by an order of protection.

To get police assistance serving a summons, bring the summons to the local police precinct where the order will be served.

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