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Legal Information: Missouri

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
January 1, 2024

Do I need a special copy of my order of protection to get it enforced?

In some states, you will need a certified copy of your order. A certified copy says that it is a “true and correct” copy. It is signed and initialed by the clerk of court that gave you the order and usually has some kind of court stamp on it. In Missouri, a certified order has a stamped seal on it. The copy you originally received from court may not be a certified copy. If your copy is not a certified copy, you can call or go to the court that gave you the order and ask the clerk’s office for a certified copy. Go to our MO Courthouse Locations page for contact information.