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November 3, 2021

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

No. Neither federal law nor Georgia state law1 requires that you register your protection order in order to get it enforced. (However, if your order is not entered into the registry, it may be more difficult for a Georgia law enforcement official to determine whether your order is valid and so it could take longer to get your order enforced.)

1 O.C.G.A. § 19-13-53(e)

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