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Personal Protection Orders

Petition & Order for PPO – Domestic Relationship
Petition & Order for PPO – NonDomestic Sexual Assault
Petition & Order for PPO – NonDomestic
Motion & Order to Show Cause for Violating
Motion to Modify, Extend or Terminate PPO
Petition & Order for Appointment of Next Friend
Juvenile – Petition for PPO
Juvenile – Order for PPO

What is a PPO?

A PPO is a court order that may require another individual from contacting, threatening or committing violent acts against you. There are two types of PPO’s:

Domestic PPO: You may get a Domestic PPO if the person you want protection from is: (1) your spouse or former spouse; (2) someone with whom you have a child in common; (3) someone you are or have dated; or (4) someone who lives or lived in the same household as you. You must show that this person is interfering with your personal freedom or threatened or committed violence against you.

Stalking PPO: A stalking PPO may be granted in situations where someone has done a pattern – two or more acts – without your consent that make you feel threatened, harassed, frightened or molested.

Juvenile PPO: For all juvenile PPO’s, a “Petition and Order for Appointment of Next Friend” must be completed with the Petition and Order.  A juvenile PPO may be granted in situations where someone may have multiple acts without your consent that make you feel threatened, harassed or frightened.

If these acts are happening at school, school functions or on a bus, the school may have other ways to handle these situations.   Off of school grounds, the PPO’s are treated just like the adult PPO’s.

How do I get a PPO application?

You may use the forms which are provided on this page or you may obtain the forms which are  available at the County Clerk’s office. The form must be filled out completely and legibly. You may attach additional information to the form. The form must be turned into the County Clerk after being filled out.

Tips for filling out a PPO:

  • You are the “Petitioner”. The person you want protection from is the “Respondent”.
  • Using great detail – explain the Respondent’s actions, what happened as a result, and the dates in which the events occurred. A police report or additional evidence is NOT required, but we highly recommend attaching anything that will assist the Judge in understanding your situation. Please remember, the Judge knows nothing about your situation, so be as detailed/descriptive as possible.
  • You must provide your mailing address, but it does not have to be your residence.
  • If you fear immediate injury or that you will be harmed if you have to wait for a hearing on the PPO, check the box that says “Ex Parte”.

What do I do after a PPO is issued?

  1. The PPO must be “served” on the Respondent. A PPO can be “served” in the following ways:
  • (a) through a local police agency;
  • (b) by a process server;
  • (c) by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, delivery restricted to addressee; or
  • (d) by an adult other than you.

2. After “service”, you must file a “proof of service” with the county clerk.

What if a Respondent violates the PPO?

If a PPO is violated, call 911 or the local police immediately. If the police do not arrest the Respondent, you may go to the Circuit Court and ask to file a “Motion to Show Cause”. The Respondent must come to court after being arrested or after you file a motion to show cause with the court. The court may jail Respondent for up to 93 days and/or impose a fine of up to $500.

Prosecuting Attorney

Melissa Goodrich
(231) 627-8450


870 S. Main Street, Rm 143
P.O. Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8450
Fax: (231) 627-8405


Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30 pm

 Additional Staff

Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Paige Miller

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Anthony Juillet

Officer Manager/Clerk for District Court cases
Melanie Hansen

Trial Support Specialist
Marie D. Coleman

Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator
Jaimee Vizina

Clerk for Circuit Court Cases
Juliet K. Rettell

Clerk for Probate Court Cases
Matthew J. Friday, MA


Cheboygan County Sheriff Department
County Building
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Indian River Field Office
6984 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749

Cheboygan Department of Public Safety
Cheboygan City Hall
403 N. Huron St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Mackinaw City Police Department
Village Hall
102 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Tuscarora Township Police Department
Tuscarora Township Hall
3546 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749


Cheboygan County
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721