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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 27, 2023

How do I register my protection order in Tennessee?

To register your order in Tennessee, you must:

  • Bring a certified copy of your out-of-state (“foreign”) order of protection to the circuit court where you believe it might need to be enforced. See the TN Courthouse Locations page for courthouse address and phone numbers; and
  • Bring any other documents that may show that your protection order is valid, such as proof of service against the respondent.1

There is no charge for registering the protection order.1

If you need help registering your protection order, you can contact a local domestic violence organization in Tennessee for assistance. You can find contact information for organizations in your area on our TN Places that Help page.

1 TN ST § 36-3-622(c)