Protection From Abuse (PFA)

Note: If you need an emergency response, please call 911.  For help in obtaining an After Hours Emergency PFA, please contact the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-773-2424

To file a Protection from Abuse petition, you must appear in person any day Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This allows you ample time to see the judge. To qualify for a Protection from Abuse order, there must be either a family relationship or an intimate relationship with the person from whom you want to file for protection. The Protection from Abuse Department is located on the first floor of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.

How to file for a Protection from Abuse order

Cómo presentar una orden de protección contra el maltrato


 Protection from Abuse Department - 610-278-1191

 Women’s Center of Montgomery County - 610-279-1548

 Women’s Center of Montgomery County 24-hour Hotline - 1-800-773-2424

 Montgomery County Emergency Operation Center - 610-275-1222

 Laurel House 24/7 hotline - 800-642-3150

 Please click here for more information from the Montgomery County Domestic Violence Legal Network.

Free child care is available through Court Care on your conference or hearing (court business) days. Reservations are recommended but not required. Court Care services are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 610-292-4956.
Court Care is located on the 6th floor of One Montgomery Plaza (across the street from the Montgomery County Courthouse).

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