Iowa Protective Order Notification (IowaPON)
The Iowa Protective Order Notification Program (IowaPON) is a free and confidential telephone service that provides petitioners two important features: information and notification.
IowaPON provides victims of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and sexual assault access to timely and reliable information about the service status of their protective order or no-contact order.
Victims can receive automated notification 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year by telephone, the Internet, or email. By telephone, victims can always contact a live operator who is trained in victim services by calling 1-888-742-8463.
How to Register
Register for IowaPON online.
DO NOT depend solely on IowaPON for protection from the respondent. If you feel you may be at risk, contact your local law enforcement agency or your local victim service program for immediate support or to develop a safety plan.
More about IowaPON & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
IowaPON is a free, confidential and anonymous information and notification system that tracks the service and expiration of a protective order. IowaPON was created to provide information, notification, and peace of mind for petitioners who wish to know when their protective order is served or about to expire.
What Does IowaPON Do?
IowaPON uses computer and telephone technology to automatically notify petitioners when their protective order has been served on the respondent and 30 days prior to protective order or no-contact order expiration.
How Does IowaPON Work?
IowaPON partners with the Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) to provide protective order service and expiration information in real-time to petitioners on protective orders and no contact orders.
You can register to receive telephone and/or email notifications from IowaPON on your protective order or no contact order. For information or to register, call the IowaPON toll-free line at 1-888-7-IAVINE (1-888-742-8463), or go to www.registervpo.com. Once a protective order is served or about to expire, IowaPON will automatically call or email you at the number or address provided.
You will choose a personal identification number (PIN) for telephone notification. When IowaPON calls the phone number(s) that you provide, you must enter your PIN to confirm that you have received the notification. IowaPON will continue calling you until you enter your PIN, or until 24 hours have passed. Please have your PIN available so you can stop the notification calls.
If the IowaPON notification call is answered by voice mail, IowaPON will leave a short message and continue calling you until you enter your PIN or until 24 hours have passed.
Update Registration Information vs. Re-Registration
If your phone number or email address changes, remember to update your registration information. You can update your registration information by visiting www.registervpo.com and click on "Update Registration" (Do not re-register with your new information). If you change phone numbers, please delete your former phone number from IowaPON system.
IowaPON tutorial video
Register to receive notifications upon service and prior to expiration of a protective order or no contact order.
Information on civil, 236 protective orders.
Information on criminal no contact orders for domestic violence, sexual, assault, stalking or harassment.
To order IowaPON brochures, email Becky Bell.
Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
Crime Victim Assistance Division
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Email: Victim Rights Coordinator: Anthony Ferguson, Jr.