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Legal Information: Idaho

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 30, 2020

What if I don't register my protection order?  Will it be more difficult to have it enforced?

Maybe. While neither federal law nor state law requires that you register your protective order in order to get it enforced, if your order is not entered into the state registry, it may be more difficult for a ID law enforcement official to determine whether your order is real. This may make it harder to get your protection order enforced.

If you are unsure about whether registering your order is the right decision for you, you may want to contact a local domestic violence organization in your area. An advocate there can help you decide what the safest plan of action is for you in Idaho. To see a list of local domestic violence organizations in ID, go to our Advocates and Shelters page.