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Legal Information: Oregon

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
March 26, 2018

Do I have to register my restraining order in Oregon in order to get it enforced?

Neither Oregon state law nor federal law requires you to register your restraining order to have it enforced.1 However, there may be a benefit to having it registered. If your restraining order is registered in Oregon, it is easier for law enforcement officials to verify that your order is valid. When police officers arrive on a scene, they generally check to see if your restraining order is registered in the state's registry. If it is not listed in the state registry, the police officer will have to look through the national registry or call the court where the order was issued. This takes longer and it could mean that your restraining order is not enforced right away.

1 18 USC § 2265; O.R.S. § 24.190(2)(a)