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Anti Harassment Protection Order

Who can Obtain an Anti Harassment Protection Order?

If you do not meet the definitions for a Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Protection Order and someone is bothering you (such as a neighbor), you may qualify for an Anti Harassment Protection Order if you meet the following definition:

Unlawful harassment means a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person which seriously alarms, annoys or harasses such person and which serves no legitimate or lawful purpose. The course of conduct shall be such as would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress and shall actually cause substantial distress to the petitioner.

How much does it cost?

There is a $53 filing fee for initiating an Anti Harassment action, plus the cost to have the other party served. If this presents a hardship to you, you can ask for paperwork to have these requirements waived.

Where can I get one?
If the abuser lives in Skagit County or the harassing acts occurred in Skagit County, you can get an Anti Harassment Order at Skagit County District Court.