Legal Information: North Carolina

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
July 25, 2018

How do I register my protection order in North Carolina?

To register your protection order in North Carolina, go to the Superior Court in your county, and bring the following items:

  1. One (1) copy of your protection order. It does not need to be a certified copy.
  2. A copy of the "Request and Affidavit to Register and Registration of Out-of-state Domestic Violence Protective Order" (AOC-CV-315).  This form is available online and at the superior court. Go to our NC Download Court Forms page to find a link to this form online.
  3. A copy of the "Identifying Information About Defendant Domestic Violence Action" (AOC-CV-312). This form is available online and at the superior court. Go to our NC Download Court Forms page to find a link to this form online.

When you give the forms and the copy of your protection order to the clerk of the court, you will need to swear under oath that to the best of your knowledge, the order is still in effect and nothing about the order has been changed.  Then you will sign the form in front of the clerk.

To find the superior court in your county, go to our NC Courthouse Locations page.

Once the Superior Court receives all of this information from you, the clerk will send a copy to the sheriff who will enter your protection order into the National Crime Information Center Registry (NCIC).1 

If you need help registering your protection order, you can contact a local domestic violence organization in North Carolina for assistance.  You can find contact information for organizations in your area here on our NC Advocates and Shelters page.

 1 NCGS

§ 50B-3(d)