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December 18, 2023

Does it cost anything to register my protection order?

Federal law says that states cannot charge for registration of a protection order “whether issued inside or outside the State, tribal, or local jurisdiction.”1 Therefore, Michigan courthouses should not charge to register a foreign protection order in Michigan. Go to our MI Courthouse Locations page for contact information.

1 42 U.S.C. § 3796gg-5(a)(1)

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