Is an Extreme Risk Protection Order right for you?
An Extreme Risk Protection Order allows family members and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily remove an individual's access to firearms if there is documented evidence that the person is threatening to harm themselves or others.
These instructions cannot cover all of the questions that may arise in a particular case. If you do not know what to do to protect your rights, please consult an attorney. The content on this website does not constitute legal advice. If you believe you are in immediate danger, contact 911.
Using this website, you can find:
- Information for petitioners (people seeking an order) on filing an Extreme Risk Protection Order
- Information for respondents (people subject to an order) on what happens when an Extreme Risk Protection Order is entered against you, and
- Information on how to comply with an Extreme Risk Protection Order by turning in, selling, or storing your firearms and Concealed Pistol License (CPL).
This resource provides information for petitioners, respondents, and the general public on how to utilize Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Washington State. Forms for an Extreme Risk Protection Orders can be accessed here.
In order to obtain an Extreme Risk Protection Order, you will need to fill out all of Form XR 101, which is the Petition for an Extreme Risk Protection Order. You will also need to fill out page 1 of Form XR 141 which is the Petitioner and Respondent information and “Respondent Identifiers.” Use forms XR 121 and XR 112 for a Temporary Extreme Protection Order – Without Notice. The website also includes Form XRi 101, a photo sheet showing examples of firearms.
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