Pursuant to Chapter 790.401, Florida Statutes, Risk Protection Orders can be either temporary (called an ex parte order) or granted as a final order under this section. A petition for a risk protection order may be filed by a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency.
(e) A petition must:
1. Allege the respondent poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to himself or herself or others by having a firearm or any ammunition in his or her custody or control, or by purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or any ammunition, and must be accompanied by an affidavit made under oath stating the specific statements, actions, or facts that give rise to a reasonable fear of significant dangerous acts by the respondent;
2. Identify the quantities, types, and locations of all firearms and ammunition the petitioner believes to be in the respondent’s current ownership, possession, custody, or control; and
Petitions are filed with the Probate Division of the Civil Court.