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January 1, 2024

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

You do not need to register your out-of-state order in Missouri to get it enforced.1 Missouri state law gives full protection to an out-of-state protection order as long as:

  • you can show the law enforcement officer a certified copy of the order;2 and
  • the order is still in effect.3

Note: An out-of-state order does not have to be entered into the state or federal registry in order to be enforced by a Missouri police officer.4

1 MO Statutes § 455.067(4)
2 MO Statutes § 455.083
3 MO Statutes § 455.067(2)
4 See MO Statutes §§ 455.067(1); 455.083