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November 7, 2023

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

According to federal and state laws, you do not need to register your protection order to get it enforced in Idaho. However, if your order is not entered into the state registry, it may be harder for a law enforcement officer to check if your order is valid. So, it could take longer to get your order enforced.

If you are unsure if registering your order in Idaho is right for you, you may want to talk with a domestic violence advocate. An advocate can help you decide what is safest for you. You can find domestic violence advocates in Idaho on our Advocates and Shelters page.