Can I have my protection order changed, extended, or canceled in Ohio?
Only the state that issued your protection order can change, extend, or cancel the order. You cannot have this done by a court in Ohio. To have your order changed, extended, or canceled, you will have to file a motion or petition in the court where the order was issued. You may be able to request that you attend the court hearing by telephone rather than in person, so that you do not need to return to the state where your abuser is living. To find out more information about how to modify a protection order, see the Restraining Orders page for the state where your order was issued.
If your order does expire while you are living in Ohio, you may be able to get a new one issued in Ohio but this may be difficult to do if no new incidents of abuse have occurred in Ohio. To find out more information on how to get an protection order in Ohio, visit our Domestic Violence Protection Orders page.