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Self-Help: Protection From Abuse (PFA) & Domestic Violence

24/7 Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline 1-866-723-3014

Where to File a PFA in Philadelphia

Filing for a PFA is free. You can file for a PFA at the following locations and times:

Philadelphia Family Court
Domestic Violence Unit
1501 Arch St., 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19102
Open at 8am on weekdays. The earlier you arrive, the more likely that your petition will be prepared and filed that same day.
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Criminal Justice Center
1301 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Room B-03
Open for emergency PFA filings between 5pm - 8am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends or holidays when Family Court is closed. 
For more information, see:



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