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Emergency Order of Protection​

You may request an Emergency Order of Protection in Kane County (Civil or Criminal) against someone if you HAVE/HAD a relationship with them, or THEY ARE a family member.

Examples of a relationship include: child/children in common, a marriage, a divorce, a civil union.

You will be requesting a CIVIL ORDER OF PROTECTION if:

The person you want the Emergency Order of Protection against HAS NOT BEEN arrested or charged with violence against you. Go to:

Family Division, Room 149, Suite 400B (1st Floor)

Kane County Judicial Center

37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Closed from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch)

If you meet the requirements to obtain a Civil Emergency Order of Protection, you will need to appear in front of a judge. Please allow at least two hours to complete the process.

You will be requesting a CRIMINAL ORDER OF PROTECTION if:

The person you want the Emergency Order of Protection against HAS BEEN arrested or charged with violence against you, or there is a warrant for their arrest.

Go to:

Kane County State's Attorney's Office, Suite 300 (3rd Floor)

Kane County Judicial Center

37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175​

Other Types of Protective Orders

You may request a Stalking No Contact Order or a Civil No Contact Order in Kane County against someone if the person you would like the protection from IS NOT a family member, and you HAVE NOT had a relationship with them.

You will be requesting a STALKING NO CONTACT ORDER​ if:

  • There are at least TWO instances of stalking​ behavior.
  • Read more about when can you ask a judge for a Civil Emergency Stalking No Contact Order and the steps for requesting a Civil Emergency Stalking No Contact Order.

You will be requesting a CIVIL NO CONTACT ORDER if:

  • ​You HAVE BEEN raped, sexually assaulted, or if THERE WAS non-consensual contact or penetration by a person with whom you DO NOT HAVE a relationship with.
  • Read more about when you can ask a judge for a Civil No Contact Order and the steps for requesting a Civil No Contact Order

The Sixteenth Judicial Circuit collaborates with the following agencies:

Domestic Violence Agencies

Community Crisis Center​ Elgin

Mutual Ground Aurora

Legal Service Agency

Prairie State Legal Services

Prairie State Legal Services is on-site at the Kane County Judicial Center during the following times:

Monday and Tuesday all day; Thursday 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call 630-690-2130