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.