Marin County Domestic Violence Restraining Order FAQs
HelpSelf's county-specific resources will help you file a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) in your county. This article explains how to file a DVRO in Marin County.
You can file your papers in person at:Marin County Superior Court3501 Civic Center DriveSan Rafael, CA 94903
Self-Help Services and the Family and Children's Law Center can help review your paperwork. You can contact them at:Legal Self Help Services, (415) 444-7130Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room C-27, San Rafael, CAFamily and Children's Law Center, (415) 492-923030 North San Pedro Road, Suite 245, San Rafael, CA
No. Marin does not require you to give notice to the Respondent before filing your initial temporary restraining order forms.But remember, you will still need to serve the document on the Respondent at least 5 days before the hearing date listed on your DV-109.Also, there are no local Marin County DVRO forms.
Respondent must be served at least five days before the hearing. The Sheriff's office will serve your papers for free. You can also have someone over the age of 18 who is not party to the case hand-deliver the documents to the person to be restrained. More information here.
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