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Legal Information: Michigan
Updated: December 11, 2019
Does it cost anything to register my protection order?
The law is clear that there can be no fee charged to register a custody order from another state in a Michigan courthouse1 but there is not a similar law that specifically says that no fee can be charged to register a foreign protection order in a Michigan courthouse. You may want to call the clerk at the courthouse to see if there is a fee or not. Go to our MI Courthouse Locations page for contact information.
1 MCR 3.214(D)
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