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Legal Information: Alaska

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of August 9, 2023

Can my out-of-state or tribal order be enforced in Alaska?

Yes.  A protective order that is issued by a court in another state or territory, a military tribunal, or a tribal court has the same effect and must be recognized and enforced in the same manner as a protective order issued by a court in Alaska as long as one of the following is true:

  1. The order is “related to domestic violence” and it meets the federal law requirements (explained here).  If the order appears to be authentic (real), the police should assume that it is valid and enforce it;1 or
  2. You filed (registered) a certified copy of the order with the clerk of court in any judicial district in Alaska. (If you register the order, it can be related to something other than domestic violence.)  Once you register it, the court will deliver the order to the appropriate local law enforcement agency for entry into the central registry of protective orders.2

1 Alaska Statute §§ 18.66.140(b),(d); 11.56.740(a)(1)
2 Alaska Statute § 18.66.140(a),(c)