The court will schedule a hearing within 21 days to allow the protected party to present evidence supporting the need for a permanent restraining order. This is the second stage in the process of requesting a restraining order in the Bay Area and throughout California after you have obtained a temporary restraining order.

The length of time covered by a permanent restraining order will vary based on the type of restraining order. For instance, a domestic violence restraining order is valid for 5 years while a civil harassment restraining order is valid for 3 years.