A foreign (out-of-state or tribal court) protection order may be registered with a North Dakota state district court for enforcement in North Dakota.
A foreign (out-of-state or tribal court) protection order “means an injunction or other order, issued by a tribunal under the domestic violence or family violence laws of the issuing state, to prevent an individual from engaging in violent or threatening acts against, harassment of, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to another individual. The term includes an injunction or other order issued under the antistalking laws of the issuing state.” (N.D.C.C. § 14-07.4-01(5))
A foreign (out-of-state or tribal court) protection order is valid if all of the following are true:
- The protection order identifies the protected person(s) and the respondent (the person the order is against);
- The protection order is currently in effect and hasn’t expired;
- The protection order was issued by a court that had jurisdiction over the protected person(s), the respondent, and the matter under the law of the issuing state or tribe; and
- The protection order was issued after the respondent had reasonable notice and an opportunity to be heard before the order was issued.
A certified copy of the foreign (out-of-state or tribal court) protection order is required for registration.
After a certified copy of a foreign (out-of-state or tribal court) protection order is registered, the Clerk of District Court transmits a copy of the order to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Register Out-of-State or Tribal Court Protection Order Forms
Forms aren't available for every situation or circumstance. If you don't find a form that suits your circumstances on this website, the form isn't available through the North Dakota Legal Self Help Center.
You may need to create legal documents yourself. The General-Use forms on this website may be used as a starting point for creating your own legal documents.
Forms to Register an Out-of-State or Tribal Court Protection Order
- Affidavit for Registration of Out-of-State or Tribal Court Protection Order
- Confidential Information Form for Registration of Out-of-State or Tribal Court Protection Order
No Forms to Oppose Registration of an Out-of-State or Tribal Court Protection Order
No forms are available to oppose the registration of an out-of-state or tribal court protection order. The registration process required by N.D.C.C. Section 14-07.4-04 doesn’t include a written response by the respondent in an out-of-state or tribal court protection order.
Selected Statutes (Laws) & Rules
Following are legal research starting points related to registering an out-of-state or tribal court protection order. You may need to conduct additional legal research into your legal issue. See the Legal Research Section of this website.
- North Dakota Century Code Chapter 14-07.4
- Rule 7.2 of the North Dakota Rules of Court
- Rule 34 of the North Dakota Court Administrative Rules and Orders
Following are other resources related to protection and restraining order proceedings that may be of interest.
- Gathering and Presenting Evidence - Resources designed specifically for people representing themselves in protection or restraining order proceedings. Created by the RCDV:CPC and the NCJFCJ.
- Domestic Violence Protection Orders
- Disorderly Conduct Restraining Orders
- Sexual Assault Restraining Orders
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