Domestic/Repeat Violence


General Information | Domestic Violence FAQ's

General Information

The law offers protection for victims of acts of violence. Victims have the right to petition that an injunction be filed against the person inflicting the violence. An injunction orders a person to do specific things or to stop doing specific things.

The Clerk's Office is authorized by law to provide clerical assistance for preparing and filing a petition for an injunction.

A victim of Domestic or Repeat Violence should come in person to one of the following location:

Monroe County Courthouse
Clerk of Court

500 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL  33040
305-292-3458
Monroe County Courthouse
Clerk of Court

3117 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL  33050
305-289-6027
Upper Keys Gov't Center
Clerk of Court

88820 Overseas Highway
Plantation Key, FL  33070
305-852-7145

Assistance will be provided in filing the necessary paperwork.

After the paperwork has been completed, it will be submitted to a Judge to review. If it is determined that you are in danger of being victimized, a temporary injunction order will be signed. This order can be obtained on the same day without an appearance before the judge. The temporary injunction is valid until the hearing date.

If your petition is granted the Judge will sign an Order Granting The Temporary Injunction For Protection. That order will state the date and time that you must appear for the final hearing. Both parties are required to appear. At the hearing the judge will determine if a permanent injunction is good indefinitely, or until dissolved by the court.

Any violations of the injunction should be reported to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department immediately.

Other Numbers that could be of assistance:

DOMESTIC ABUSE SHELTER, INC.
Key Largo 305-451-5666
Tavernier 305-852-6222
Marathon 305-743-4440
Big Pine Key 305-872-9411
Key West 305-294-4532
Family Access Center 305-294-4532
Family Court 305-295-3643
Domestic Safety Program 305-743-9588

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Upper Keys 305-853-3211
Middle Keys 305-289-2430
Lower Keys & Key West 305-292-7090

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