The Petitioner or the Respondent may file a written request to shield (that is, to remove from public view) the court records relating to a Protective Order or a Peace Order if:
- The Petition for a Protective Order or the Petition for a Peace Order is denied or dismissed at the interim, temporary, or final hearing; OR
- The Respondent has consented to the entry of a Protective Order or a Peace Order.
A request for shielding may not be filed earlier than three (3) years after the denial or dismissal of the Petition or after the consent expires unless the requesting party files a Request for General Waiver CC-DC-077, which is a release of all the requesting party's claims for damages relating to this proceeding and any tort claims that may arise out of this proceeding. The court will schedule a hearing on the request to shield, after which a judge will rule on the request.