Restrictions for Idaho

Review Supervised Release restrictions in this federal district and the Sex Offender Registry requirements for the state of Idaho

District of Idaho

Below you will find information on standard conditions of supervision and travel restrictions, as well as sex offender registry requirements. 

Always follow the conditions and restrictions given to you by your U.S. Probation Officer.

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District of Idaho

Mandatory Conditions of Supervision

  1. You shall not commit another federal, state or local crime during the period of supervision. Any violation of the law is immediately reported to the appropriate authority and based on the seriousness of the offense and the risk you pose to the community, a recommendation may be made to the appropriate authority to proceed with a violation hearing prior to a conviction. The probation officer monitors this condition through contact with local law enforcement, periodic criminal record checks, NCIC tracking and other means available.
  2. You shall not unlawfully possess a controlled substance. Your possession of controlled substances may pose a significant risk to the community. The Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act of 1994 requires mandatory drug testing for all offenders who committed their offense after September 13, 1994, unless the condition is waived by the Court. Knowing and willful use of a controlled substance constitutes possession. A positive urinalysis test will be reported immediately to the appropriate authority and a revocation hearing may be set or sanctions may be imposed. If the Court finds that you were in possession of an illegal controlled substance, the Court must revoke your supervision.
  3. You shall not possess a firearm or other dangerous weapon. Your possession of a firearm/ammunition or other dangerous weapon may pose a significant risk to the community. Possession of a firearm/ammunition is defined as your ability to have access to a firearm/ammunition. If you live with someone who has a firearm/ammunition and you have access to it, you are considered to be in possession and in violation of this condition. Such items as hunting knives and weapons used in martial arts are considered dangerous weapons and are prohibited. If the Court finds that you were in possession of a firearm, the Court must revoke your probation and impose any other sentence that was available at the time of your original sentencing.
  4. A violation of the following conditions of supervision will result in mandatory notification to the Court and/or a revocation hearing:
    • Possession of a firearm.
    • Possession of a controlled substance; you are prohibited from possessing illegal substances.
    • Refusal to comply with drug testing; if you refuse to submit to drug testing and/or treatment, you are subject to mandatory revocation of supervision.
    • Testing positive for illicit drug use or for medication not prescribed to you may result in revocation.

Standard Conditions of Supervision

In addition to the standard conditions of supervision listed below you have also been ordered to comply with special conditions that are specific to your case. The special conditions are not listed here but will be discussed individually with you and the U.S. Probation Officer that has been assigned to your case.

1. You shall not leave the judicial district without permission of the court or probation officer. The probation officer is responsible for knowing your whereabouts. Any requests for travel out of the district are carefully reviewed and verified before travel is granted. Permission is granted verbally or in writing by the probation officer.

Travel may be denied for the following reasons:

  • Your conviction or past criminal behavior involved extensive travel.
  • You are not currently on fine or restitution payments or community service hours.
  • You are not in compliance with all conditions of supervision.
  • The probation officer is unable to verify your travel.
  • Your travel would interfere with court-ordered treatment.
  • The district you plan to travel to has certain restrictions that prohibit you from traveling to that district.

This information must be provided in writing to the probation officer at least 14 days prior to the travel, unless it is a verified emergency. Any international travel must be approved by the Court or the U.S. Parole Commission. The request must be submitted at least six weeks in advance. You generally will not be allowed to travel outside of the district during the first 60 days of supervision. Travel request forms are attached below, or are available in the U.S. Probation Office.

2. The defendant shall report to the probation officer and shall submit a truthful and complete written report within the first five days of each month.  In order to maintain knowledge of your current status and situation, the probation officer will meet with you periodically. The frequency that you are seen by your probation officer is based on your risk to the community, your compliance with all of the conditions of supervision and the types of problems you may be experiencing. You must report to the probation officer as directed and you must permit the probation officer to contact you at your residence or elsewhere with or without notice. Report means that you must keep appointments with the probation officer; you must make yourself available for meetings with the probation officer; and be able to give an account of yourself. You may also be required to provide other documentation during meetings with the probation officer. These include, but are not limited to, bank statements, copies of bills, copies of legal documents (i.e., bankruptcy discharge, lawsuit, etc.), copies of checks, court registries, and statements of earnings. The probation officer must verify your source of income and its legitimacy, and therefore may request the above information on a periodic basis.

You must also provide written monthly documentation of your status in the form of a written Monthly Supervision Report (MSR). This report must be submitted every month as directed by your U.S. Probation Officer. You are instructed to submit this report electronically and, in some circumstances, by mail.  All spaces must be completed, even if the information does not apply to you.  All information must be accurate and truthful. When you are signed up on supervision, your officer will enroll you for electronically submitting your monthly report form. This form can be accessed from the Internet. The website address is Your password will be provided to you by your probation officer.

3. You shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer.  The probation officer is responsible for maintaining a thorough knowledge of your current status and situation. Basically, this condition requires you to be honest with your probation officer when asked direct questions about your current situation. The probation officer will also verify the information you provide through outside sources, such as family and employers.

4. You shall support your dependents and meet all other family responsibilities.  The probation officer may periodically meet with family members or significant others to verify that you are meeting your family responsibilities. During the first sixty days the probation officer may meet with family members, or significant others, to explain how the supervision process will impact them. This will include the impact on family lifestyle, restrictions on travel, firearms in the home, and an explanation of enhanced penalties so that they are aware of the consequences of your noncompliance. If you have been ordered to pay child support, the probation officer may require that you provide verification each month that you made the payment. The probation officer will periodically inquire about your finances, to verify you are meeting your family responsibilities, and to verify you are living within your means.

5. You shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons.  A lawful occupation should include payment by check, deductions for federal and state taxes, and Social Security taxes, if appropriate. In most cases, it will not be acceptable to receive cash payments for employment. You may be required to notify your employer of your supervision status, and any prior record that might pose a risk to the employer. The probation officer may periodically contact you at your place of employment to verify employment. These contacts are not meant to interfere with your employment. Self- employment is allowed but assessed on an individual basis only. At a minimum, the following criteria must be met:

    • It has been verified that the business is legitimate.
    • The business has been properly licensed, registered, incorporated, etc., if applicable.
    • The business has the required insurance, i.e., workman’s compensation.
    • The probation officer is allowed to periodically review the business records, including all financial records.
    • All taxes are being paid and verification is being provided.

Note: Medical conditions and disability which prohibit employment will be evaluated on an individual basis.

6. You shall notify the probation officer at least ten (10) days prior to any change in residence or employment.  It is mandatory that you keep your probation officer notified of any changes in residence or employment.  If you lose your job or residence unexpectedly, you are required to notify your probation officer immediately. The probation officer will verify the reason for termination of employment.  Any job changes should be discussed with your probation officer, prior to making the change.  You should not quit your job unless you have been offered another job.  If you become unemployed you will be required to look for employment immediately and keep the probation officer informed of your progress. Your probation officer may be able to assist you with job leads and referrals to job service agencies.

7. You shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any controlled substances or any paraphernalia related to any controlled substance, except as prescribed by a physician.  If you have a special condition for drug or alcohol treatment, you will be required to abstain from alcohol completely to enhance your chances of success in the treatment process.  Evidence of excessive use of alcohol consists of legal charges stemming from public intoxication, driving under the influence, and disorderly conduct while under the influence.  If your usage of alcohol affects your everyday functions such as employment, relationships, or health, this may be considered excess usage in need of officer intervention.  You may be required to submit to Breathalyzer testing.  If the probation officer has evidence that you are experiencing problems with alcohol/drugs or that you have had a history of problems, the probation officer may petition the Court for a modification of your conditions to add a special condition for alcohol/drug treatment.

8. You shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered.  In order to maintain a law-abiding lifestyle, you will have to stay away from places and situations where illegal activity is known to occur.  You are expected to leave any place where drugs are being sold or used, such as: a residence (including your own,) drinking establishments, restaurants, vehicles, friends, relatives, etc.  Associating with individuals using illegal drugs will jeopardize your freedom and sobriety.

9. You shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity and shall not associate with any persons convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer.  Association is defined as any planned, prolonged or repeated contact with a person having a felony record, or engaged in criminal activity, if you knew or should have known of their felony conviction or the criminal activity in which they were engaged during the times of your association.  Incidental contact is not considered association.  In the event you have casual contact with a person having a felony record, you will have to report this on your monthly report. Incidental contact on a job site is not considered a criminal association.  Association with any convicted family member must be approved by the probation officer.  Permission for criminal association cannot be after the fact.  You must have permission prior to the association.  This permission will only be granted in exceptional situations.  Similar to the above condition, this allows you the opportunity to exercise good judgment and common sense about issues that can have a significant impact on your life.  This will lead to a positive outcome in your life and allow you to obtain the goals which you set for yourself.

10. You shall permit a probation officer to contact you at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of contraband observed in plain view of the probation officer.  Be prepared for your probation officer to make unannounced contacts at your home, place of employment or elsewhere on a periodic basis.  These contacts can be at any time and may occur on weekends, evenings, or holidays.  Failure to cooperate is a violation of your supervision.  Contraband includes controlled substances, weapons, or stolen items.

11. You shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer.  All contact with law enforcement must be reported. This includes traffic citations, criminal or civil arrests or questioning by any law enforcement officers. You will be required to submit documentation, such as copies of a summons, bond papers, copies of complaints, information or indictments.  Law enforcement agencies supply the U.S. Probation Office with arrest information during routine record checks that are done in all cases.  However, it is a separate and additional violation to not immediately report the arrest yourself.

12. You shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or special agent of a law enforcement agency without permission of the Court or Parole Commission.  Permission is rarely granted because of the precarious position you might place yourself in and the risk factors involved.  If contacted by a law enforcement agent to be an informant, contact your probation officer immediately.

13. As directed by the probation officer, you shall notify third parties of risks that may be occasioned by your criminal record, or personal history or characteristics, and shall permit the probation officer to make such notification and to confirm your compliance with such notification requirement.  The probation officer is responsible for constantly assessing the level of risk you present to the community and establishing a supervision plan to address the risk.  Third-party risk refers to any reasonable connection that may exist between the nature of the offense or any previous criminal conduct and any employment or other activity where there would be reasonable risk of personal or financial harm to an identifiable third party or particular group of people.  You will be required to promptly disclose your conviction or convictions giving rise to the third-party risk and also the fact that you are on supervision.  The probation officer will then verify that the disclosure has been made.  At a minimum the probation officer will address this issue every time you move or change jobs.

Travel Restrictions

The District of Idaho comprises 44 counties. You are allowed to travel freely within these 44 counties. Unless you are given permission in advance by the judge in your case, any requests to travel outside of these 44 counties must be approved in advance by your U.S. Probation Officer.

Failure to do so may result in a violation of your supervision.

For more information visit the links below:

Idaho Sex Offender Registry Requirements

What is the Sex Offender Registry?

Every state and U.S. territory requires those convicted of sex offenses to be added to a registry to be monitored and tracked after their release back into the community.  Information about the offender is collected and shared with local and federal authorities, as well as the general public.  Requirements and restrictions are often placed on registered sex offenders.  That registration process is unique in each state and U.S. territory.

Reentry (2)

What is SORNA?

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) was passed in 2006 as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act to provide federal standards for jurisdictions to follow.  SORNA calls for states and U.S. territories to meet minimum requirements for sex offender registration and notification.

Why Are the Requirements for Sex Offender Registration Different Everywhere?

While SORNA’s guidelines streamlined registration and notification requirements across the country, these requirements are far from uniform.  Each jurisdiction determines the details of their own registration process.  This leaves a patchwork of rules for sex offenders that vary widely depending on where a registrant lives or works.

Where PIN Comes In

Probation Information Network developed a list of questions regarding the sex offender registration requirements across the country.  These are questions that might concern the public, victims and their advocates, or those who are facing registration or are currently registered and their loved ones.  We then searched the statutes or code of each jurisdiction for the laws surrounding sex offender registration and notification.  Where necessary, we consulted with the law enforcement agency in charge of the jurisdiction’s registry to provide clear and concise answers to the following questions:


    • What is the duration of registration?

How long must a sex offender remain on the registry?  The length of time a sex offender must comply with registration requirements varies widely depending on the jurisdiction where the registrant lives, and the level of the offense committed.  All but 2 jurisdictions offer a path for eventual removal from the registry for at least some of their registrants.


    • Must the immediate community be notified directly, either by the offender or law enforcement?

Every jurisdiction has passive community notification in the form of a public sex offender registry website.  Concerned citizens are free to search the website and can sign up for email notifications if a sex offender moves into their neighborhood.  Some jurisdictions go even further and require active notification, where either law enforcement or the offender themselves is required to directly notify the immediate community that a sex offender is in the area.  This can take many forms, including electronic, mail, or in-person notification, publication in local newspapers, and community meetings.


    • What are the residence distance restrictions?

Are there any restrictions on where a registered sex offender can live?  Some jurisdictions restrict registrants from living within a measured distance of certain places.  This restriction could be for all registrants, or only for higher-level offenders or those under supervision.  Some jurisdictions do not have a state-wide restriction but do allow local jurisdictions to enact their own.


    • What are the employment distance restrictions?

Registered sex offenders are usually restricted from certain types of employment, and from working at establishments that specifically cater to minors.  Some jurisdictions go even further and restrict registrants from working within a measured distance of certain places.


    • Is an employer’s information included on the public registry?

Returning citizens of every type need to find employment upon reentry, and sex offenders are no exception.  Some jurisdictions include registrants’ employment information on the public registry website.  This could be the employer’s address or in some cases the name of the employer.


    • Are online identifiers included on the public registry?

Some jurisdictions require registered sex offenders to report any identifiers they use online, such as email addresses and social media user names.  In some jurisdictions that information is included on the public registry website, separate from the registrant’s profile, in a feature that allows the public to search by specific identifiers.


    • Is a state-issued ID required to be labeled?

Some jurisdictions require a state-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, to be labeled to identify the holder as a registered sex offender.  This label could be the words “Sex Offender” printed on the ID in a prominent place or a more subtle designation known to law enforcement.


    • What is the cost of registration?

Is there a fee to register as a sex offender?  Some jurisdictions pass on some of their administrative costs to the registrants.  This could be a one-time fee paid only upon initial registration, or an ongoing fee paid annually or quarterly.  Some jurisdictions charge a fee every time a registrant updates their information.


    • How long can a registrant be in the state for work or education before registration is required?

Does a sex offender have to register if they work or go to school in a different state?  It depends on the state, and how long the registrant will be there.  Some jurisdictions require registrants to notify authorities immediately, while others allow limited stays without requiring registration.  Registrants currently under supervision usually need permission from their Parole or Probation Officer before traveling and should always consult their supervising officer.


    • How long can a registrant visit the state before registration is required?

Can a registered sex offender go on vacation?  Does a sex offender have to register if they visit a different state?  It depends on the state, and how long the registrant will be there.  Some jurisdictions require registrants to notify authorities immediately, while others allow limited stays without requiring registration.  Registrants currently under supervision usually need permission from their Parole or Probation Officer before traveling and should always consult their supervising officer.


The answers provided are taken directly from the laws found on the state or territory’s legislative website or, where necessary, from the website of the law enforcement agency in charge of the jurisdiction’s registry.  In some cases, we contacted state or territory officials for clarification and have directly quoted those conversations.


While we stand by our research, it is for informational purposes only.  It should not be considered legal advice and, while we strive to provide accurate and up to date information, it is not guaranteed to be complete or correct.  We provide links to each jurisdiction’s legislative and law enforcement websites and maintain a directory of lawyers who specialize in sex offender registration laws.  For those currently under supervision, consult with your Parole or Probation Officer for guidance.

ID Code § 18-8307

(7)  An offender shall keep the registration current for the full registration period. The full registration period is for life; however, offenders may petition for release from the full registration period as set forth in section 18-8310, Idaho Code.


ID Code § 18-8310

Registration under this act is for life; however, any offender, other than a recidivist, an offender who has been convicted of an aggravated offense, or an offender designated as a violent sexual predator, may, after a period of ten (10) years from the date the offender was released from incarceration or placed on parole, supervised release or probation, whichever is greater, petition the district court for a show cause hearing to determine whether the offender shall be exempted from the duty to register as a sexual offender.


ID Code § 18-8329

(1)  If a person is currently registered or is required to register under the sex offender registration act as provided in chapter 83, title 18, Idaho Code, it is a misdemeanor for such person to:

(d)  Reside within five hundred (500) feet of the property on which a school or daycare is located, measured from the nearest point of the exterior wall of the offender’s dwelling unit to the school’s or daycare’s property line, provided however, that this paragraph shall not apply if such person’s residence was established prior to July 1, 2006, for a school, and prior to July 1, 2020, for a daycare in existence on that date. This paragraph shall not apply to such person whose residence is established prior to the establishment of a daycare within five hundred (500) feet of his dwelling unit.




ID Code § 18-8323

Information within the sexual offender registry collected pursuant to this chapter is subject to release only as provided by this section.


(3)  The following information shall not be disclosed to the public:

(f)  Any information identifying any person related to, living with, working for, employing or otherwise associated with a registered sexual offender.



ID Code § 18-8323

Information within the sexual offender registry collected pursuant to this chapter is subject to release only as provided by this section.


(3)  The following information shall not be disclosed to the public:

(d)  Any internet identifier associated with and/or provided by the offender;


ID Code § 18-8307

(2)  At the time of registration, the sheriff shall obtain a photograph and fingerprints, in a manner approved by the department, and require the offender to provide full palm print impressions of each hand. A violent sexual predator shall pay a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) to the sheriff at the time of the first calendar quarter registration and ten dollars ($10.00) per registration every subsequent quarter in the same calendar year. All other offenders shall pay an annual fee of eighty dollars ($80.00) to the sheriff for registration. The sheriff may waive the registration fee if the violent sexual predator or other offender demonstrates indigency. The fees collected under this section shall be used by the sheriff to defray the costs of violent sexual predator and other sexual offender registration and verification and for electronic notification, law enforcement information sharing and tracking. Irrespective of the classification or designation of the offender or predator, each county shall cause forty dollars ($40.00) per offender per year of the fees collected under this section to be used for development, continuous use and maintenance of a statewide electronic notification, information sharing and tracking system as implemented by the Idaho sheriffs’ association.

ID Code § 18-8307

(4) (b)  A nonresident required to register pursuant to section 18-8304(1)(b), Idaho Code, shall register with the sheriff of the county where employed or enrolled as a student within two (2) working days of the commencement of employment or enrollment as a student in an educational institution, provided that nonresidents employed in counseling, coaching, teaching, supervising or working with minors in any way, regardless of the period of employment, must register prior to the commencement of such employment.


ID Code § 18-8303

(6)  "Employed" means full-time or part-time employment exceeding ten (10) consecutive working days or for an aggregate period exceeding thirty (30) days in any calendar year, or any employment that involves counseling, coaching, teaching, supervising or working with minors in any way regardless of the period of employment, whether such employment is financially compensated, volunteered or performed for the purpose of any government or education benefit.

ID Code § 18-8307

(4)  (a) Within two (2) working days of coming into any county to establish residence, an offender shall register with the sheriff of the county. The offender thereafter shall register annually, unless the offender is designated as a violent sexual predator, in which case the offender shall register with the sheriff every three (3) months as provided in this section. If the offender intends to reside in another jurisdiction, the offender shall register in the other jurisdiction within two (2) days of moving to that jurisdiction and will not be removed from the sexual offender registry in Idaho until registration in another jurisdiction is complete.