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Individuals requesting temporary protective orders or stalking orders through the court system should never go to the Magistrate Judge’s office, the Clerk’s Office, or any other office. They must first contact the shelter advocacy office for screening and further instructions regarding the process. Shepherd’s Rest’s legal advocates will then refer the client to appropriate resources as needed at the end of the initial interview. Alleged victims should be instructed to contact the shelter legal advocacy office to determine whether their particular incident meets criteria under the aforementioned statute. Citizens are often referred to Shepherd’s Rest for TPO’s who do not meet criteria. It is in the best interest of the citizen to simply instruct them to call the advocacy office to discuss their incident with an advocate to see if it qualifies for the protective order.
The TPO forms can be picked up at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office will fax your completed form to Shepards Rest Ministries for you. You may contact Shepards Rest Ministries at any time for support at 770-443-5213.
Shepards Rest Ministries can provide you with additional information and resources that are available to you as a victim of domestic violence. They also hold weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings to support victims of domestic violence. Contact Shepards Rest Ministries for more information or to register for their Tuesday evening meetings.
You must fear for the safety/life of yourself or your children, the batterer must be a Paulding County resident, you must have lived with the batterer, you must have an address where the batterer can be served, and the act of violence must fall in to one of 7 categories:
FelonyBattery or Simple BatteryAssault or Simple AssaultStalkingCriminal Damage to PropertyUnlawful RestraintCriminal Trespassing
If this criteria is not met, you may not qualify for a TPO. Paulding County Sheriff's Office
You can either bring the form and vehicle to be inspected to the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, or you can call 770-445-2117 to have a deputy sent to you if you are in Paulding County. Paulding Tax Commissioner Motor Vehicle Office
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office will assist with "keeping the peace" while you pick up belongings. This can only be done Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. You must go to the Paulding County Sheriff's Office in person to meet with a deputy and request to be escorted. You must be able to pick up your belongings in less than 15 minutes. You may set up an appointment with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office Warrants/Civil Division for an escort if you require more than 15 minutes. You will also need to make an appointment with the Warrants/Civil Division if this is a response to a court order.
Driver’s License Georgia Photo ID Social Security Card
If you live in Paulding County, there is a $10 fee. If you are not a Paulding County resident the fee is $20. However, if you work in Paulding County the fee is only $10 even if you live outside the county. More...