Orders for Harassment

Anyone seeking an Order for Harassment (OFH) should contact the Dakota County District Court.

Victims of harassment may seek a restraining order from the court. The definition of harassment may include a single incident of physical or sexual assault. Further, gestures must either have a substantial adverse effect or be intended to have a substantial adverse effect of the safety, security, or privacy of another to be considered harassment.

A single physical or sexual assault incident, repeated intrusive/unwanted incidents or gestures having an adverse effect on safety are the basis for a harassment order. The petitioner must also allege an immediate and present danger or harassment before the court issues a temporary restraining order.

In any harassment case, reports of the incidents of harassment should be made to a local law enforcement agency. If you live in Dakota County, dial 9-1-1 and a local officer will take a report.

To obtain a Harassment Restraining Order, it is necessary to file a Petition and Affidavit with the Dakota County District Court.

Last Reviewed: 4/1/2016
Last Updated: 4/11/2016

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Dakota County Sheriff's Office

1580 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

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