35-21-111. Filing and registration of foreign protection orders
(a) A petitioner who obtains a valid order of protection in another state, tribe or territory may file that order by presenting a certified copy of the foreign order to the clerk of district court in the judicial district where the petitioner believes enforcement may be necessary.
(b) Filing shall be without fee or cost.
(c) The clerk of district court shall forward a copy of the foreign protection order to the local sheriff’s office and the chief of police for entry into the statewide protection order registry upon application of a petitioner seeking enforcement.
(d) The clerk of district court shall provide the petitioner with a receipt bearing proof of submission of the foreign protection order for entry into the statewide protection order registry system.
(e) Filing and registration of the foreign order in the statewide protection order registry shall not be prerequisites for enforcement of the foreign protection order in this state.