A Checklist - Requesting a Temporary Protection Order

Authored By: Colorado Legal Services

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What you need to do to request a temporary protection order from the court.

TPO Checklist - Audio Guide

Requesting a TPO - Court Forms Needed

These forms are mentioned on the checklist and in the audio guide:


Click here and scroll down to find all of the forms below.


JDF 400 - Instructions for Filing (Instructions for Obtaining a Civil Protection Order)

JDF 401 - Incident Checklist

JDF 402 - Verified Complaint / Motion for Civil Protection Order

JDF 442 - Information Sheet for Registering a Protection Order

...and, possibly (if you have children)

JDF 404 - Affidavit Regarding Children



Also, If you need to ask the court to have your filing fees waived:

JDF 205 - Fee Waiver Request Form

JDF 2016 - Order Concerning Payment of Filing Fees (complete caption at the top only)


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Last Review and Update: Dec 12, 2016