AZPOINT




1  ABOUT AZPOINT...
AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, is a new portal designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection, an Injunction Against Harassment, or an Injunction Against Workplace Harassment. Through a guided interview, you can quickly fill out the forms that are needed to request a protective order from an Arizona court. There is no fee to use AZPOINT. Go to AZPOINT to get started. 

https://azpoint.azcourts.gov/


2  FILING YOUR PETITION AT COURT   
Your information will be saved in AZPOINT for 90 days. At any time during this period, you may take the next step of filing your petition with an Arizona court. Until you file your petition at a court, you will be able to return to AZPOINT to update your information if necessary. Click Find My Court for court information. You can file your petition with any city court, justice of the peace court, or superior court. But if you have a family court case with the other person, you must file with the superior court that is handling the family court case. When you’re ready to proceed, please call the court you selected for further instructions. 
 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, courts are conducting hearings by telephone or video. You will need to tell the clerk the petition confirmation number generated by AZPOINT so court staff can pull up your documents. 

3  PROTECTIVE ORDERS DEFINED 
  • An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. The portal will also help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying relationship for an Order of Protection. You are encouraged to speak to a victim advocate before you file your petition. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information about how an Order of Protection works and how it will be served on the defendant. 

  • An Injunction Against Harassment (IAH) is a court order that is issued to prevent one person from harassing another person. For purposes of an IAH, “harassment” means either a series of annoying, alarming, or harassing acts or one or more acts of sexual violence as defined in A.R.S. § 23-371.

  • An Injunction Against Workplace Harassment (IAWH) is an injunction filed by an employer or the owner of a business or operation. It is similar to an Injunction Against Harassment, except that it protects the employer, employees, people coming into the place of business, or employees who are performing official work duties elsewhere.
The AZPOINT portal is the courts' preferred method for you to complete the protective order forms. The forms provided below should only be used for their reference value. While you may be able to fill them out on paper, you may be asked to re-copy your information onto a multi-part form or a form that has the court's name and address on it. In some courts, you may be asked to complete the petition through an interactive computer program.
  4  PAPER FORMS - USE FOR REFERENCE VALUE
  Form Title Form No.
Things You Should Know About Protective Orders AOC DVPO1H  
Plaintiff's Guide Sheet for Protective Orders AOC DVPO1I  
Plaintiff's Information Sheet AOC DVPO17I 
Defendant's Guide Sheet for Protective Orders AOC DVPO6I 
Petition AOC DVPO2F 
Order of Protection (sample only) AOC DVPO3F 
Injunction Against Harassment (sample only) AOC DVPO4F 
Injunction Against Workplace Harassment (sample only) AOC DVPO5F 
Request for Hearing, Dismiss Order, Cancel Hearing, or Continue Hearing AOC DVPO10F 
Service of Process Information Form AOC DVPO19F 
Translated documents are available for informational purposes only and do not constitute official court filing forms. Please direct any questions concerning these documents to DV Specialist

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