Domestic Violence

Orders of Protection

  • Please submit all necessary documents to the court for Judge's review.
  • If granted, the Court will issue a Temporary Order of Protection that will need to be served upon the Respondent by a Kalispell Police Officer or other Process Server.
  • A court date will scheduled within 20 days. Hearings are held Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M.
  • Both the Petitioner and the Respondent have the right to testify at the hearing, where the judge will determine if the Order of Protection will be continued on a permanent basis.
  • Both the Petitioner and the Respondent have the right to hire an attorney; however, it is not required.
  • There is no fee to file for a Temporary Order of Protection or permanent Order of Protection in Kalispell Municipal Court.
  • Please review the Checklist below to familiarize yourself with documents used in petitioning for and filing for an Order of Protection.


To apply for a temporary order of protection, fill out the Petition for Temporary Order of Protection and Request for Hearing (PDF) and bring to the court.

If you need help with this process please contact Violence Free Crisis Line at 406-752-7273 and an advocate will be assigned to assist you.