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Legal Information: Utah

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Updated: 
November 19, 2020

Do I need anything special to get my protective order enforced in another state?

In some states, you will need a certified copy of your protective order. A certified is signed and initialed by the clerk of court that gave you the order, and usually has some kind of court stamp on it. In Utah, a certified order has the signature of a court official, the date, and a stamp of the state seal on it.

The copy you originally received was most likely a certified copy. If your copy is not a certified copy, call or go to the court that gave you the order and ask the clerk’s office for a certified copy. There is usually no fee to get a certified copy of a Utah protective order.1

Note: It may be a good idea to keep a copy of the order with you at all times. You may also want to bring several copies of the order with you when you move to leave copies of the order at your work place, at your home, at the children’s school or daycare, in your car, with a sympathetic neighbor, and so on. You may want to give a copy to the security guard or person at the front desk where you live and/or work, and to anyone who is named in and protected by the order.

1 UT ST § 78B-7-105(3)(c)