The Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) provides a judicial pathway for the temporary removal of firearms and prohibits future gun purchases for the duration of the order.

An extreme risk protection order is a civil legal process that can be filed by a “family or household member”

Find out if you qualify as a family or household member under Massachusetts’s broad definition by selecting the link on the right

Legal Steps

Step Three

If the judge issues an ERPO, the judge will instruct law enforcement officers to serve the order on the subject of the petition.

Step Four

Attend the hearing scheduled by the court. The hearing will be scheduled within 10 days from the date the judge issues the order. (A hearing will also be scheduled if the order is denied).

MA ERPO (EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER) RESOURCE GUIDE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

SPEAK FOR SAFETY

ONE THING YOU CAN DO

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If you are in
immediate danger
please dial 911


The National Suicide
Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255


The Domestic
Violence Hotline
1−800−799−7233