Genesee County Clerk’s Office

Personal Protection Orders

County Courthouse    Office Hours (click here for Holidays)
900 S Saginaw St
Flint, MI  48502
Phone  (810) 257-3610 

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


No new petitions will be accepted after 3:00 PM due to the length of time required in reviewing the documents and the intake process. 


A requirement to file a petition for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) includes the following information:

  • If you do not have the age or date of birth, a petition requesting a PPO cannot be filed.
    • A petition to request a PPO must be filed in person at our office.
    • You must bring with you the complete and accurate spelling of the first, middle, and last name of the individual (respondent) you are trying to restrain.
    • You are also required to provide the most recent mailing address of the respondent.
    • The respondent's age or date of birth
    • Other attachments which may be included with the filing:
      • Police report
      • Medical discharge papers
      • Pictures, pictures on a phone must be converted to a paper picture.
      • Hard copies or transcripts of voice mails or text messages.

For quicker service, lines are shortest first thing in the morning.

You may download a copy of the Verified Statement, this document requires about 1 hour to complete and is the first step in submitting a petition for a PPO. 

There is no fee to file a PPO.

Additional PPO forms Click Here

Other Links:

Genesee County Prosecutors Office


Facts About Domestic Violence, MSU SAFE PLACE

State of Michigan Brochure: **
A Guide To Personal Protection Orders

Michigan Courts Self-Help Center

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