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Please email questions and comments to HB8@kycourts.net.

 House Bill 8: Domestic/Dating Violence Protections

Law effective Jan. 1, 2016

The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 8, a new law on domestic violence and interpersonal protective orders that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016.

HB 8 revised domestic violence statutes found in KRS 403.715-403.785.

The bill extends the ability to get a civil order of protection to victims of dating violence and abuse, sexual assault or stalking in KRS 456.010 - 456.180, a new chapter of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Legal Forms Available

The same legal forms are used for both domestic violence and interpersonal protective orders. These include the AOC-275.1 Protective Order Petition and the AOC-275.6 Motion to Amend Prior Order of Protection. You can download these forms here.

You can also obtain copies of the protective order forms from the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in each Kentucky county. For contact information for the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk, click here.

Training Information for Justice Community

Special copies of other protective order forms are available only for training purposes for law enforcement and service providers. This packet contains forms with highlights indicating changes and/or additions. For the HB 8 Forms Training packet, click here.

How to Obtain a Protective Order

You can find out how to obtain a protective order in the How to Obtain a Protective Order brochure. You can also obtain a copy of the brochure from the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in each Kentucky county. For contact information for the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk, click here.