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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
March 1, 2019

How do I register my protection order in New Jersey?

In order to register your protection order in NJ, you need to bring a copy of the order to a county Family Division Intake Domestic Violence Unit. You will also need to fill out a Victim Information Sheet and an Out-of-State certification form. The court will contact the court that gave you the order to verify that it is valid. Once your order has been verified, the Family Division will give you a copy and send one to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.1

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

1State of New Jersey Domestic Violence Procedures Manual, amended October 2008, sections 7.4.1 & 7.4.6