Legal Information: Oregon

Restraining Orders

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July 9, 2021

Do I need to tell the court in Oregon if I move?

Yes. The court that gave you your restraining order needs to have an up-to-date mailing address for you at all times so they can communicate with you if anything happens to your restraining order - for example, if your abuser asks the court to dismiss the order or if your order is changed in any way.

If you won’t be getting mail at your old address, you need to give the court a mailing address and a contact phone number. If you feel unsafe giving your new address, you can use the address of a trusted friend or a P.O. Box instead. The change of address form that you will need to fill out is available online or at the courthouse.

Remember, if you want to keep your new address confidential, be sure to tell this to the court clerk and ask that your address not be made public to the abuser.

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