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Legal Information: Ohio

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 3, 2020

How do I extend my civil protection order?

You may go to the court to have your order extended for up to an additional five years.1 You will probably have to go to a short hearing to tell a judge why you need it extended. You should start the process before your first order expires, so that you are not left unprotected. If you wait until your first order expires, you may have to begin the process all over again.

1 Ohio Rev. Code § 3113.31(E)(3)(c); see also City of Columbus website