Monday, March 19, 2018

Protection from Abuse (PFA) Orders

The Office of Sheriff recognizes the seriousness of Protection From Abuse Orders and works very closely with our Courts and Plaintiff/Victims to serve all PFA's as expeditiously as possible.

Sheriff Mark Lusk

Protection From Abuse Orders can be obtained by contacting one of the following.

  • Filing party's Attorney
  • Wise Options for Women (regardless of the name, they will also represent men with non-conflicting abuse issues as well) located at the YWCA 815 West Fourth Street Williamsport PA 17701 (570) 322-4637
  • North Penn Legal Services located at Penn Tower, 25 West Third St. Suite 400, Williamsport PA 17701 (570) 323-8741
  • Court Administrator's Office, Lycoming County Courthouse 48 West Third Street Williamsport PA 17701 4th floor (570) 327-2436

Once a PFA has been issued and signed by a judge, it must be filed with the Prothonotary's Office (Clerk of Courts) and delivered to our office for service.

All PFAs to be served by the Office of Sheriff must be delivered in person by the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's Representative. This is required to obtain any additional information and special circumstances regarding the PFA. This also helps to expedite the service of the PFA to the Defendant.


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