Persons interested in obtaining a protection order must petition in Kitsap Superior Court. The Municipal Court no longer has jurisdiction to hear protection order due to legislation that was passed in 2022 (Substitute House Bill 1901).
Modification or Termination of Existing Protection Orders issued by Municipal Court
Protection orders previously issued by the Municipal Court are still in effect. However, any requests to modify or terminate an existing order must be heard by a Kitsap County Superior Court Judge.
This packet of instructions and forms will explain how to make your motion in Superior Court:
Advocacy for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Domestic Violence Cases
The YWCA is able to assist victims and petitioners with domestic violence cases. The advocate is available to assist people, offering crisis response, safety planning, legal advocacy and advocacy- based counseling. For additional information, contact: 360-479-0491 or the 24-hour crisis line 800-500-5513, or visit the YWCA Kitsap County website.
There may be some circumstances where the mediation process is an option to resolve your dispute. Kitsap Dispute Resolution Center offers these services.
SAVIN Protective Order Brochure (PDF) - Be notified when your order is served on the respondent.