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Legal Information: New York

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 1, 2018

How do I register my protection order in New York?

To register your protection order in New York, you need to bring a certified copy of the order and identification to the Petitions Division of the family court.  You will also need to sign an affidavit (sworn statement) that says that you believe it is a valid order that has not been vacated or modified.  The clerk will then either enter your order directly into the New York Statewide Police Information Network (NYSPIN) or fax it to the registry center to be entered.*  

If you need help registering your protection order, you can contact a local domestic violence organization in New York for assistance. You can find contact information for organizations in your area here on our NY Advocates and Shelters page.

* NY Executive Law § 221-a