Simplifying the protection order process

Filing a petition for protection can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when COVID-19 makes going to court difficult.

This portal offers helpful information, resources, and a clear path. You can complete the forms from anywhere and on any device. It is also free.

When you click submit, your forms are sent to the court clerk.


Kansas Judicial Branch

  • Kansas state courts—including district courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court—provide people a venue to resolve disputes through a fair and impartial legal process by upholding and applying the Constitution and law of Kansas and the United States.

Kansas Protection Order Portal

A free and secure way to file a petition for protection online.


National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 24/7

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 24/7

Kansas Crisis Hotline
1-888-363-2287 24/7

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
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Kansas Legal Services

Tribes and Tribal Courts
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Have you created a safety plan?

A safety plan is an individualized plan to lower your risk of injury when facing abuse, preparing to leave, or after you leave. You may use information from this website or a tool from the National Domestic Violence Hotline to plan next steps.

Interactive Safety Plan


  • Explore Resources

    Access support and safety information. Find answers to common questions.

    What to KnowExplore Resources

  • Check Eligibility

    Answer a few questions to see if you are eligible to file for a protection order.

  • Complete Application

    Respond to more detailed questions. Budget about half an hour. You can also save your progress and complete the petition later.

  • File for a protection order

    Click Submit, and your petition will be emailed to the District Court Clerk. You will get an email confirmation.

What you can expect

  • Secure and private platform
  • Helpful tips along the way
  • Real-time filing without having to go anywhere
  • Access to resources and answers
  • Access to support advocates
  • Questions about you, your children, and the person you're seeking protection from
  • The option to file when it is right for you
  • Questions take about half an hour to answer
  • Save your progress and continue later
  • Download and preview forms

How to use KSPOP

What Happens at Your Protection Hearing

Captions for these videos are available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Los subtítulos de estos videos están disponibles en inglés, español y vietnamita.
Phụ đề cho những video này có sẵn bằng tiếng Anh, tiếng Tây Ban Nha và tiếng Việt.

Ready to get started?

The questions take about thirty minutes to complete and can be saved to complete and submit when you're ready. There will be helpful guides along the way.

It's helpful to have identification numbers and birthdates handy before starting.

Get Started