Protections From Abuse Orders
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To obtain a Protection from Abuse (PFA) or Protection from Harrassment (PFH) order, you must first visit your local Court, and follow the procedures set forth by that Court.
Your Court may direct you to have a Deputy of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office serve your PFA or PFH. You will need to bring, or mail the paperwork to be served to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office 36 County Way, Portland, Maine 04102-2755.
Our deputies will attempt to serve the order immediately upon receipt, and before the court date.
If the order cannot be served before the court date, the order will be returned to the court.
Here are some resources that may be able to help you through this process:
A Guide to Protection form Abuse and Harassment
Adult Protective Services
Child Protective Services
Protection from Abuse: How the Law Works in Maine
Protection from Harassment
Maine Department of Health and Human Services' Adult Protective Hot Line: 1-800-624-8404.