Restraining Orders

Anyone within this state seeking to prohibit abusive behavior (not necessarily involving a family or dating relationship) including actions which may result in irreparable harm or injury, may seek a restraining order pursuant to La. Code of Civil Procedure article 3601.  A petition for restraining order must be filed in the city court or parish district court where the victim believes the abuse will happen. Note that a city court's jurisdiction is limited to inside city limits.


See "Domestic Violence" for assistance in obtaining protection regarding a family or dating relationship pursuant to the Domestic Abuse Assistance Act and the Protection from Dating Violence Act.


St. Tammany Parish

Justice Center

22nd Judicial District Court

701 N Columbia Street

Covington, LA 70433

(985) 809-5300

Washington Parish Courthouse

22nd Judicial District Court

909 Pearl Street

Franklinton, LA 70438

(985) 809-5300

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