This takes a few steps. Here is how you can file a restraining order in Indiana; Determine what type of restraining order applies to your situation. Obtain the appropriate forms and instructions for the type of restraining order you want to file. Fill out the form completely. Make the appropriate number of copies of each of the forms. Go to the nearest county court, ask for the civil clerk and file the papers with the clerk. Soon after filing your petition, a hearing is scheduled so the judge can determine whether or not to issue the restraining order.