Legal Information: North Dakota

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September 23, 2021

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

No. ND 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.1 The order does not have to be entered into the state or federal registry in order to be enforced by a ND police officer, but the officer does need to believe that it is a valid (real) order.2

1 ND Statutes §§14-07.4-02; 14-07.4-03(1)

2 ND Statutes §14-07.4-03(4)

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