Example Harassment Cease & Desist

Below is an example cease and desist letter for harassment. Click here for other types of cease and desist letter templates. As a general rule, a cease and desist template should not be used without first consulting with an experienced attorney.

Tips to Sending a Cease & Desist Letter

People using this template form should edit out the brackets [ ] and fill in the appropriate information that is applicable to themselves.

Also, anyone using this will want to be as detailed as possible when naming specific instances of unwanted behavior.

Read over this form carefully before sending it out in order to make sure that all of the information you have supplied is accurate.

When you send this letter to the perpetrator, allow 15 days for a response. This gives the perpetrator time to receive the letter (the mail can be slow sometimes), read it over, examine his/her own legal rights, and mail it back (allowing time for the letter to slowly move through the mail on the return trip).

Make sure that the perpetrator’s activities actually fall outside the scope of his/her legal rights. Remember, people sometimes do annoying or creepy things, but those things are not always illegal. If someone is acting in a way that is still bothersome to you but those activities do not necessarily fall within the definition of stalking or harassment, this may not be the appropriate remedy and you may need to pursue a different course of action.

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[Your name][Your address – line 1][Your address – line 2]

[Perpetrator’s name][Perpetrator’s address – line 1][Perpetrator’s address – line 2]

[Today’s date]

RE: Cease and desist from [stalking/harassing/etc.]

Dear [Perpetrator’s name]:

This CEASE AND DESIST ORDER is to inform you that your persistent actions including but not limited to [insert actions here (example: calling me in the middle of the night and hanging up, waiting outside my house, etc)] have become unbearable. You are ORDERED TO STOP such activities immediately as they are being done in violation of the law.

I have the right to remain free from these activities as they constitute [harassment/stalking/etc.], and I will pursue any legal remedies available to me against you if these activities continue. These remedies include but are not limited to: contacting law enforcement to obtain criminal sanctions against you, and suing you civilly for damages I have incurred as a result of your actions.

Again, you must IMMEDIATELY STOP [unwanted activities] and send me written confirmation that you will stop such activities. You risk incurring some very severe legal consequences if you fail to comply with this demand.

This letter acts as your final warning to discontinue this unwanted conduct before I pursue legal actions against you. At this time, I am not contacting the authorities or filing civil suit against you, as I hope we can resolve this matter without authoritative involvement. I am not under any circumstances, however, waiving any legal rights I have presently, or future legal remedies against you by sending you this letter. This order acts as ONE FINAL CHANCE for you to cease your illegal activities before I exercise my rights.

To ensure compliance with this letter, and to halt any legal action I may take against you, I require you to fill in and sign the attached form and mail it back to me within 10 days of your receipt of this letter. Failure to do so will act as evidence of your infringement upon my legal rights, and I will immediately seek legal avenues to remedy the situation.


[your signature]___[your printed name]


I, [insert perpetrator’s name here] do hereby agree to stop [insert unwanted activities here] which are in violation of [your full name]’s rights. I understand that this is my final chance to cease these activities. I understand that [your full name] potentially has the right to pursue legal action against me relating to my engagement in these activities, but [he/she] will not pursue those rights in contemplation of my compliance with this written demand. I further understand that [your full name] has not waived [his/her] rights and may pursue legal remedies against me if I fail to abide by this agreement. I understand that this agreement is not specifically limited to the activities named herein. I will not engage in any activity now or in the future done for the purpose of [stalking/harassing] [your full name]. I furthermore agree not to engage in any activity, regardless of its official title, that is done in violation of [your full name]’s legal rights. If I fail to cease performing these activities, [your full name] may pursue legal action against me in accordance [his/her] legal rights. This agreement acts as a contract between [perpetrator’s name] and [your full name]. Forbearing enforcement of legally enforceable remedies is sufficient consideration to support this agreement. This agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. Any statements made orally, written, or otherwise which are not contained herein shall have no impact on either parties’ rights or obligations elaborated in this agreement.

Date ____________________

________________________[perpetrator’s printed name]

________________________[perpetrator’s signature]

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  1. Does a cease and desist template letter sent via email carry any legal validity. Though I have not done anything defamatory or otherwise, my former employer, who knows i am fully aware of his illegal activity, sent me a letter via email telling me not to contact ANY of the employees, vendors or referring practitioners. Does this letter hold any legal validity?

    thank you

  2. Iam experiencing harrassmen from The Hamilton Wentworth Police.

    I wish I coul stop hese police from bothering me any longer

  3. I am learning so much today regarding my problem. I know that I am not insane and my employer is responsible for the issues in my life legally, professionally and morally. I have had enough of their insults, harassment, abuse,emotional abuse and bullying. Now I see when an employer wants you out they will go to any length to destroy you for no good reason and selfish reasons. I will chat with an attorney tomorrow and address the form letter Cease & Desist Letter.
    Thanks for being online.
    Regards from Illinois,


    1409 ROPER MR RD # 436
    REENVILLE, SC 29615
    864 631 3214


  5. here is my situation 6 months ago we had new neighbors move in after buying our second acre behind our first and having it surveyed we found that their privacy fence was 6 feet on our side and it interfered with them moving a second mobile home onto their property because of county code the long and short the cops have been called in excess of 6-8 times animal control for my dog barking ( he is inside pet ) we have a fenced yard and he only barks when they are outside we think they may be harassing him on potty breaks they have called the county for 3 trash bags being beside our porch and the latest visit from authorities was from DSS with outrageous claims of seeing me braek my sons arm LIE!! seeing me let my children play in trash LIE!! seeing my children in the trunk of my car LIE!! seeing me on my porch screaming I was going to kill myself LIE!! seeing excess traffic at my home inferring I was a drug dealer LIE!! I am on drugs LIE!! I had no running water LIE!! my house was filthy and I had multiple animal in my home I have 2 cats 2 dogs the investigator came in and said my home smelled like there where no animals running water and so many other outlandish accusation I cant recall them all the DSS officer talked with my children found the case to be unfounded at what point does this become harassment I mean they call any and everyone they can and its a waste of tax payers money and frankly this disrupts my home I have an autistic 9 year old and a 5 year old in my home and with all these visits from PD sanitations animal control and now DSS what can I do to make them stop? she has threatened me to fight got a trespass order on me which I asked for a mutual and the very next day was on my property putting up a fence on the property line #atmywitsend!

  6. Hi, my boyfriend called my work 153 times in one day. I was in a meeting so all the calls went to voicemail but someone noticed and gave my boss the call log. He also was upset that I ignored him and emailed a very polite note to my boss who is top level and told him he was concerned about not being able to reach me abc asked if he could please ask me to give him a call. I’m the HR person and someone who knew of my bf’s violent past told my manager who had no clue about my personal life and the co attorney sent him a cease and desist letter. I was not aware they were sending the letter and was texting him when a consultant told me he had just signed for it. I haven’t heard from him since. I love him and I don’t want my relationship to interfere with my work but they can’t dictate who I am in a relationship with, can they?

  7. Do you have a cease and desist letter to send to creditors who are harassing you and calling you three times a day?

  8. I have been in a relationship with a man 35 years my elder on and off for the past 9 years. Our relationship recently came to an end for the final time. He did not take it well and is harassing me throughout the entire day. Has even sent faxes to my place of business making false claims against me. He will call or text. His daughter has started to as well. The harassment has now spread to my daughter. He claims he wants to sue me for all the gifts I have received from him over the past year. One of the items is a 10,000 diamond ring. I want to return the ring after he signs an agreement to stop harassing me and any further legal actions. What type of document would I use?

  9. I’m so sorry for my bad english. i’m a victim from slander, sexual harassment, humiliation, suggestion, coercion, psychological-sexual games, mind control, mk-ultra, blackmail, peeping, gang stalkers, perps, its all about media political things, secret servicies, e.t.c….. today i’m in europe, i want to find anyone of lawyers, who is in US. to tell my horrible story, of what US govt did to me… Yes. US embassy know that local politicians doing right now bad psychological pressure on me and manipulation of my family.. they’ve send to my family a latter to go to their office to talk to them, but i never come to them because i have an anxiety of all of what they did to me.. and i’m asking you i need help with my cease.

  10. I have been stalked n harassed for the last five years by a female here in edmonton, Canada. Threats on my children and my grandson hospitalized for severe illness. The assailent lives very close and my home has been broken into. Things stolen and tampered with. I also believe some type of survellence has been installed in my new home. I am in need of advice and legal help. All complaints made to the police are not sufficient enough to lay charges. Please respond to my pleas I am fed up and discouraged with this individual and want this dealt with in the most legal fashion that can be provided. Thank you.

  11. My name is brandy combs i live in Ky im being stalked online slanderous remarks have been made bout me and my family. What can i do

  12. Hello, I live in NYS. I have been renting a 1 bedroom apt for the last 3 years. I had to call the health dept concerning a leak in my living room ceiling which wasnt being taken care of and the woman noticed there’s no fire escape or sprinkler in the upstairs bedroom which she deemed non habitable. Now the landlord is telling me to move everything downstairs ( no room) and it will be locked. She also sent a letter saying to do this immediately and this apt is now a studio. I keep getting phone calls from this woman and her uncle repeatedly about this which is getting nerve wracking. Can I write a cease and desist letter to them for harassment? Im in the process of looking for another apt and have stopped paying them rent. If they bring eviction I will counter them and have an attorney to be there since there are so many violations not to mention a voided lease she wrote when trying to buy her uncle out whose also the owner. Thankyou

  13. Hi,

    There is a fly that has been bothering me for the past half hour. Do you think if I sent him a cease and desist letter he would stop? Or maybe I should slap him with the fly swatter? Or just zap him with some radioactive waste? Do you have a cease and desist letter that is written in fly language?

    Thank you and yours truly

    Dzieki Pa Toodles

  14. My ex-wife goes around the community stating that I am a rapist, child abuser and that she has a restraining order against me.

    I would like to quote criminal, civil and family law statutes in the cease and desist letter. What tips would you have to highlight the legal statutes that makes her conduct unlawful ?

  15. I have an ex girlfriend in my home who I have asked to leave on numerous occasions and she has refused and has constantly harrassed me about not being with her is it possible to get an eviction on the grounds

  16. I will be using this and tailoring to my specific situation regarding child support since that agency is acting illegally. The support of a child is actually a civil matter and the courts have no right to get involved unless asked to by the parents ONLY!

    All tactics they use is illegal and infringed upon my constitutional rights as a God created human being, not some corporate individual.

  17. Hello my name is Helen Urcuyo and live in a community which yes I was friend with a person here but she got mad because I wouldnt take her any where when her husband left know she is saying everything and text to my husband about what I have said as well that I slash some people tires in the condo, the attorney here is sending out a letter that is speaking bad a person if a person is friend and they are going against me , need your advise could this person sue totally.

  18. Hi my name is Heather and I need to file a cease and desist to someone on facebook. She used to be my friend but last summer she and her friends blocked me causing me emotional distress. I do have to admit I have tried to talked to them trying to fix things but they keep avoiding me and they also have blocked my friends and I can’t take it anymore. I need everyone to stop avoiding me because I have changed my ways for the better. Please help me on this. I don’t want to sue unless if I have to.

  19. Me and several others were relentlessly harassed by a supervisor but after our job closed down she continued her harassment of me by purposely making friends with a sibling and manipulating my brother into breaking the law and violating my civil rghts and my attorney under legal shield advised me to send a cease and desisit letter to this woman but a day latter another attorney at the law firm who was a partner because his name is on the firm’s logo but the attorney handling my case was not so I am assuming she worked under this lawyer who rudely told me I could not send a cease and desist letter because of what she did on my job and refused to listen about what she is still doing now and even tried to intimidate me by saying she could sue me for harassment. The whole thing did not feel right because we all worked for my home state of Georgia and she manipulated herself into making friends with people high up in the state government. What can I do to have this investigated or even looked into?

  20. Hello ,

    If anyone can help me in any way I was recently Shopping at a outdoor swap meet. I g ave the owner my money( he left for 10 min) next thing I know two people approach me and tell me that I committed a federal crime by ” passing and making US counterfeit money” the owner was never questioned about his ten min leave. The two guys were dressed normal and claimed to be security guards, they asked for my address, number, and ID. The two men sarted speaking a different language, then took a Picture of my Driver’s License with his personal phone. When I requested that information and pictures the swap meet manger was surprised because she was not informed on he whole store. Almost a month later I’m told that the images were deleted from his phone.

    I DONT KNOW I SHOULD DO ANYTHING ELES OR CAN but I feel like my ID was used for bad intentions

    Thanks ya

  21. A neighbor is relentless in destroying my reputation in a sec. 202 HUD property. As a result, residents are afraid if me. Supposedly selling narcotics, etc. Completely unfounded. As a result, I’m experiencing sever depression and afraid of retaliation from landlord. It’s extremely convuladed. Horrible lies upon lies. I need a cease and desist order immediately. Can you, will you help me Julia Welch. 9799424076. Columbus, Texas 78934. Please help! Much regard.

  22. I used to host on Airbnb, and my neighbors have been taking pictures of my guests’ cars and reporting them to code enforcement. I then had to shut my Airbnb down. I now have a long-term roommate, which I should have the right to as they are not transient guests like on Airbnb. I was informed by code enforcement that these same neighbors have been coming to my house (they live 3 or 4 doors down) in the middle of the night to photograph my guest’s car, that has an out of state plate. It is like my neighbors view cars with out of state plates as nefarious. Who lives with me is my business and should be my right ti privacy. While it may be legal to photograph cars from a public area, such as from the sidewalk, it is still unwanted behavior. My guest’s cars are parked on my driveway which is my private property. I still feel this is an invasion of privacy. It is making me feel unsafe on my own property. While they have the right to photograph, I should have the right to tell them to stop. Can I send them a cease and desist letter?

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