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Legal Information: Utah

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Updated: 
November 19, 2020

How do I register my protective order in Utah?

To register your protective order in Utah, you need to present a certified copy of your order to the clerk of the district court. The clerk will ask you to sign an affidavit that says that to the best of your knowledge, the order is currently in effect and that the respondent (abuser) was personally served with the order.1

The clerk of the district court will have the court that issued your order send a copy of it to the state domestic violence database (online registry).2 When your order has been registered, the clerk will give you a certified copy of your registered order.3

There’s no fee to register your order.4 It’s always a good idea, though, to bring a photo ID with you when you register your order. If you need help registering your protective order, you can contact a local domestic violence organization in Utah for assistance. You can find contact information for organizations in your area here on our UT Places that Help page.

1 UT ST § 78B-7-116(2)
2 UT ST § 78B-7-116(2)(d)
3 UT ST § 78B-7-116(2)(f)
4 UT ST § 78B-7-116(2)(a)