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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Legal Information: Idaho

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 10, 2019

What happens if I move? Is my order still effective?

Your protection order is automatically good throughout Idaho as well as in other states. Federal law provides what is called “full faith and credit,” which means that once you have a criminal or civil protection order, it is valid wherever you go, including U.S. territories and tribal lands.1 Different states may have different rules for enforcing out-of-state protection orders. You may want to talk to a local domestic violence program in the state where you will be living for more information.

You may also call the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (1-800-903-0111 x 2) for information on enforcing an out-of-state order.

1 18 U.S.C. §§ 2265; 2266