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Legal Information: Kentucky

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
July 14, 2020

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

No. Kentucky state law gives full protection to an out-of-state protection order as long as you can show the officer a copy of the order and can truthfully tell the officer that you believe the order is still in effect. It does not have to be entered into the state or federal registry in order to be enforced by a Kentucky police officer, but the officer does need to believe that the order has not expired.1

1 KRS § 403.7521