Injunction Intake Services provided only at the Clerk's main
office in the Citrus County Courthouse located at 110 N. Apopka Avenue,
Inverness. Injunction Packets are available at both the Inverness and
Injunctions, also commonly known as a Restraining Orders or Orders of
Protection, are filed through the Circuit Civil Division.
Request assistance as early in the day as possible, preferably before
noon, to allow sufficient time to complete paperwork and for the Court to review
There is no fee to file for an injunction. However, there may be a sheriff's
service fee if the respondent lives outside of the State of Florida. The
petitioner should verify the service fee with the other state prior to filing
the case. The petitioner must provide a check or money order made payable in the
amount that was provided by the other state at the time of filing.
If an injunction is needed after business hours (8:00am
- 5:00pm), on weekends or holidays please call 911.
Listed below are the Injunction packets available
Domestic Violence as used in F.S. 741.28 - 741.31: "Domestic Violence" means
any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault,
sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment or
any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or
household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling
"Family or household member" means spouses, former spouses, persons related
by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family
or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who have a
child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have resided
together at any time.
WITHMinor Children Biologically with Respondent
(person injunction is against)
Violence as used in Florida Statute 784.046, means any assault, battery,
sexual battery, or stalking by a person against any other person. "Repeat
Violence" means two incidents of violence or stalking committed by the
respondent, one of which must have been within 6 months of the filing of the
petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner's
immediate family member.
A person who engages in a course of conduct (a series of acts over a period
of time) directed at a specific person, which causes substantial emotional
distress to that person and serves no legitimate purpose, commits the act of
stalking. This can include cyberstalking - threats delivered by electronic
Stalking, as used in F.S. 784.048: A person who willfully, maliciously,
and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the
offense of stalking.
Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119
The Florida Domestic Violence Hotline is a free, 24-hour crisis
intervention and resource line for domestic violence survivors, friends and
family of survivors and community partners. Advocates connect callers with their
local certified center, provide immediate crisis support, safety plan with
survivors, and provide information about domestic violence to friends and family
of survivors of domestic violence.
If you have any additional questions regarding injunctions please contact the
Clerk's Office at (352) 341-6424.