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January 23, 2024

How do I register my protection order in Illinois?

To register your protection order in Illinois, you need to take a certified copy of the order to the court clerk at the Family Law Court where you live.1 The clerk will then file your order with the local law enforcement agency that is in charge of the Department of State Police records, and it will be entered into the Law Enforcement Automated Data System within 24 hours of registration.2

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

1 750 ILCS 60/222.5(a)
2 750 ILCS 60/222.5(b)(2); 750 ILCS 60/302(a); 725 ILCS 5/112A-28(a)