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The Georgia Protective Order Registry is an online service that stores all Protective Orders issued by the Superior Courts of Georgia as authorized by the Family Violence statutes of the state. Senate Bill 57 mandated that the Registry be made part of the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) system in Georgia, and that the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority work with GCIC to obtain the Protective Order data issued by the courts. Since the Registry became operational on July 1, 2002, Protective Orders are now available to law enforcement agencies nationwide through GCIC and NCIC (National Crime Information Center) systems.

How the Registry Is Used

Clerks of Superior Court are responsible for indexing the required data for Orders filed in their courts; electronically scanning the Orders; and attaching the images of the Orders to the indexed data. The Clerks transmit the indexed data and the Order images to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority. The Authority then verifies and forwards the transmissions to the GCIC computer system. The Registry, accessed by law enforcement through GCIC terminals, displays all Protective Orders and related data for the respondent. A respondent name search will produce information such as criminal data, court disposition data and protective order data.

Protective Order Forms

Visit our SB 57 Files & Forms section to access all forms associated with SB 57, the Protective Order Registry.