Legal Information: North Carolina

Restraining Orders

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November 27, 2017

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

No.  North Carolina 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 North Carolina police officer, but the officer does need to believe that it is a valid order.


§ 50B-4(d)