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Legal Information: Ohio

Restraining Orders

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November 3, 2020

Do I have to register my protection order in Ohio in order to get it enforced?

Ohio state law gives full protection to an out-of-state protection order.1 It does not have to be entered into the state or federal registry in order to be enforced by an Ohio police officer, but the officer does need to believe that it is a valid (real) order.

1 Ohio Rev. Code § 2919.272(D)