Protection Orders

Protection Order applications are available on-line on our Forms Page and at the the Virginia Township Justice Court, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The judge is also available after business hours for emergency orders. 

If you need assistance with completing the application or you have questions about victim resources, please contact the Storey County Victims Advocate Unit. Court Clerks are available to answer procedural questions.  It is against the law, however, for Court staff to give you legal advice.

The judge will review the application.  If the statutory requirements have been met, an Order will issue, or the matter may be set for a hearing to determine if the statutory requirements have been met.

There are five types of protection orders:
1)  Orders against domestic violence;
2)  Orders against stalking and harassment;
3)  Orders against sexual harassment;
4)  Protection orders requested by parents against harm to a minor child, and;
5)  Protection orders against harassment in the workplace.

Protection orders against domestic violence can only be granted for people who have a relationship described in NRS 33.018 (spouses, former spouses, related by blood or marriage, formerly or currently residing together, prior or current dating relationship, have a child in common, the minor child of any of those persons or his/her minor child or any person who has been a guardian or custodian of a minor child of the adverse party.  These types of orders do not require any type of conviction for domestic violence to be granted.  There are many types of acts that fall within domestic violence that can merit issuing of a protective order.

The forms that need to be completed and submitted to the Court for a Protection Order Against Domestic Violence are:


Stalking and harassment protection orders may be issued against someone who has willfully or maliciously engaged in a course of conduct that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated or harassed, and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated or harassed, regardless of the relationship between the applicant and adverse party.

The forms that need to be completed and submitted to the Court for a Protection Order Against Stalking/Harassment are:


An Order Against Sexual Assault may be requested when a person reasonably believes that he or she has been a victim of sexual assault.  An adverse party does not have to be convicted of sexual assault to have an order issued against him/her.

The forms that need to be completed and submitted to the Court for a Protection Order Against Sexual Assault are:

•  Application for Protection Against Sexual Assault;
•  Confidential Information Form;
•  Initial Appearance Affirmation; and  
•  Civil Cover Sheet

A Protection Order Against Harm to a Minor Child may be requested on behalf of a minor child by the child's guardian or parent.  The adverse party (the person from whom the parent is wanting protection) must be 18 years of age or older. 

The forms that need to be completed and submitted to the Court for a Protection Order for a Child are:

•  Application for Protection of a Child
•  Confidential Information Form;
•  Initial Appearance Affirmation; and 
•  Civil Cover Sheet

An employer may apply for a Protection Order Against Harassment in the Workplace.  Unless it is extended, a temporary order will remain in effect no longer than 15 days from when the judge signs it regardless of notice to the adverse party.  Typically, notice and security (described in NRS 33.270) are necessary,