Legal Information: Florida

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
June 18, 2021

Do I have to register my protection order in FL in order to get it enforced?

No. Florida state law gives full protection to an out-of-state protection order as long as it meets the federal requirements, as explained in How do I know if my protection order is good under federal law?  It does not have to be registered in Florida for a Florida police officer to enforce your order.

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