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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of September 1, 2023

How do I register my protection order in Alabama?

To register your protection order in Alabama, you must present a certified copy of your order to the clerk of the circuit or district court.1 You will likely be asked to sign an affidavit saying that, to the best of your knowledge, your order is still in effect.2 The clerk will file your order and will give you a stamped copy of the registered order.3 You can find contact information for courthouses in Alabama on our AL Courthouse Locations page.

If you need help registering your protection order, you can contact a local domestic violence organization in Alabama for assistance. You can find contact information for organizations in your area here on our AL Advocates and Shelters page.

1 Alabama Code § 30-5B-5(a)
2 Alabama Code § 30-5B-5(d)
3 Alabama Code § 30-5B-5(b)