Can Court Fees be Waived?

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There is no charge to file papers at the court for a person seeking protection with a Domestic Violence Restraining Order.

However, if the person seeking protection wants the sheriff or marshall to "serve" Opens new window their papers at no charge, he or she needs to fill out the fee waiver forms below.


First, read the information sheet and then fill out Forms FW-001 and FW-003:

  • Information Sheet on Waiver of Court Fees and Costs
    (Form FW-001-INFO) Opens new window

  • Application for Waiver of Court Fees and Costs (Form FW-001) Opens new window
    See the instructions Opens new window for this form.
  • Order on Application for Waiver of Court Fees and Costs (Form FW-003) Opens new window
    See the instructions Opens new window for this form.

NOTE:
These forms are confidential forms for the court. Do not have them served on the person to be restrained.


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