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Extreme Risk Protection Order

If someone you know is at risk of hurting themselves or another person with a deadly weapon, there is a way to have the weapon removed. Learn more about the extreme risk protection order.

This information is from the Oregon Judicial Department’s website. Please visit their site for more information.

An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is a court order that prevents a person who is at risk of hurting themselves or another person from possessing or acquiring deadly weapons, including firearms, for the duration of the order.

People who are subject to these orders must, within 24 hours of the order, give all of their deadly weapons to someone who can lawfully hold them. This may include:

  • A law enforcement agency
  • Gun dealer
  • Someone else who can lawfully hold weapons

The individual is not allowed to possess weapons until the order expires or is cancelled (“terminated” or “dismissed”) by a judge. The court can provide additional information on how to surrender their weapons if the order is made.

For more information, including the court forms, please visit the State of Oregon's ERPO website. For assistance with a protection order in Washington County, please call 503-846-2857. 

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