Sex Offender Registry Requirements

Every state has different rules when it comes to Sex Offender Registry requirements.  Whether moving to another state, visiting, or just passing through, registrants must be aware of the registry rules of any state they step foot in.  Links to each state’s SOR website can be found on the bottom of each state’s Restrictions page.  It is the registrant’s responsibility to be aware of all rules and restrictions that apply to them and to be in compliance at all times.

When considering relocation or travel to another state, there are four questions of significant concern to registrants and the answers can vary widely from state to state.

Duration of Registration

The length of time one must remain on the Sex Offender Registry varies based on where the registrant lives.  Some states require lifetime registration for all sex offenders.  Other states have different tiers, or levels, based on the severity of the offense and certain risk factors.

StateWhat is the duration of registration? If there are multiple tiers in the state, what is the duration for each tier?
AlabamaLifetime. Code of Ala. § 15-20A-10(f).
AlaskaLifetime or 15 years after unconditional discharge from conviction. AS 12.63.02(1).
ArizonaLifetime. A.R.S. § 13-3821(f). Court may terminate duty to register after a hearing. A.R.S. § 13-3821.
ArkansasLevel 1: lifetime. Level 2: 15 years. A.C.A. § 12-12-919.
CaliforniaTier 1: Min. 10 years. Tier 2: Min. 20 years. Tier 3: Lifetime. Cal. Pen. Code § 290.
ColoradoSexually violent predators and persons convicted as an adult register for life. C.R.S. 16-22-108(1)(II)(d).
Connecticut1. Criminal offenses against a minor - 10 years for a first conviction or lifetime for a subsequent conviction. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-251. 2. Nonviolent sexual offenses - generally 10 years for a first conviction or lifetime for a subsequent conviction. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-251. 3. Sexually violent offenses - lifetime. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-252. 4. Felonies committed for a sexual purpose - 10 years. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-254.
DelawareTier 1: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: life. 11 Del. C. § 4120(g); 4121(e)(1).
FloridaRegister for life unless pardoned. Fla. Stat. § 943.0435.
GeorgiaLevel 1 - Registration ends upon completion of sentence, including supervised release. Level 2 - 10 years after completion of sentence, including supervised release. Level 3 - Lifetime. O.C.G.A. § 42-1-19.
HawaiiTier 1: 10 years. Tier 2: 25 years. Tier 3: Lifetime. HRS § 846E-10.
IdahoRegister for life, after ten years can petition for a hearing. I.C. § 18-8310.
IllinoisRegister for life. 730 ILCS 150/7.
IndianaTen years after release, placed in a program, probation or parole. Sexually violent predators register for life. IC 11-8-8-19.
IowaSex offenders register for ten years. A sexually violent predator registers for life. I.C.A. § 692A.106.
KansasAll first time sex offenders, even those only placed on probation, to be registered is 10 years and second offenders to be registered for their lifetimes. K.S.A. 22-4906.
KentuckyLevel 1: Lifetime. Level 2: 20 years. KRS § 17.520.
LouisianaLevel 1: 15 years. Level 2: 25 years. Level 3: lifetime. La. R.S. § 15:544.
MaineTier I: 10 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. 34-A M.R.S. § 11282(7).
MarylandTier I: 10 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. Md. Code Ann. § 11-707.
MassachusettsRegistration ends 20 years after conviction, adjudication, or release unless such sex offender was convicted of two or more sex offenses. If considered a sexually violent predator must register for life. ALM GL ch. 6, § 178G.
MichiganTier I: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. MCLS § 28.725.
MinnesotaSexual predators register for life. Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subd. 6, para. (d).
MississippiTier I: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. Miss. Code Ann. § 45-33-47.
MissouriTier I: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. § 589.400 R.S.Mo.
MontanaLevel 1: 10 years. Level 2: Life. 46-23-506, MCA.
NebraskaLevel 1: 15 years. Level 2: 25 years. Level 3: lifetime. R.R.S. Neb. § 29-4005(1)(b).
NevadaTier 1: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: life. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 179D.490(2).
New HampshireTier 1: 10 years. Tier 2: Life. Tier 3: Life. RSA 651-B:6.
New JerseyLifetime. N.J. Stat. § 2C:7-2.
New MexicoLifetime. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4(L); N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4(M).
New YorkLevel one risk: Those who are not designated a sexual predator, or a sexually violent offender, or a predicate sex offender must register for 20 years. Level two or three risk: Those who are designated a sexual predator, or a sexually violent offender, or a predicate sex offender must register for life. NY CLS Correc § 168-h.
North Carolina30 year registration requirement for minors or persons convicted with sexually violent offenses. Lifetime registration for sexually violent predators. N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 14-208.6A.
North DakotaLevel 1: 15 years. Level 2: 25 years. Level 3: Lifetime. N.D. Cent. Code, § 12.1-32-15.
OhioTier 1: 15 years. Tier 2: 20 years. Tier 3: Lifetime. ORC Ann. 2950.07(B).
OklahomaLevel 1: 15 years. Level 2: 25 years. Level 3: Lifetime. 57 Okl. St. § 583(C); 57 Okl. St. § 583(D).
OregonLifetime. ORS § 163A.115.
PennsylvaniaTier 1: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.15(a).
Rhode IslandNon-sexually violent predators register for 10 years. Sexually violent predators, recidivists, and aggravated crime offenders register for life. R.I. Gen. Laws Section 11-37.1-4.
South CarolinaRegister for life. S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(A).
South DakotaTier 1: minimum10 years; Tier 2: minimum 25 years; Tier 3: lifetime SDCL §22-24B-2.1
TennesseeLifetime. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-207(g)(2).
Texas10 years or lifetime. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 62.101.
Utah10 years or lifetime. Utah Code Ann. § 77-41-105(3)(a); Utah Code Ann. § 77-41-105(3)(c).
Vermont10 years unless sexually violent predator, second conviction, noncompliant high risk offender, or 3252 conviction. 13 V.S.A. § 5407(e)-(f)
VirginiaLife, except by petition. - Va. Code Ann. § 9.1-908. Petition may be filed at 15 yrs or 25 years per Va. Code Ann. § 9.1-910.
WashingtonClass A: Life; Class B: 15 years; Class C: 10 years - Rev. Code Wash. § 9A.44.140
West VirginiaRegistration ends 10 years after release. Registration for life if convicted 2 or more times, convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental defect, or labeled “sexually violent predator.” - W.Va. Code § 15-12-4. Removal by petition available. – W.Va. Code § 15-12-3a
WisconsinRegistration ends 15 years after release from probation, parole, supervision, or prison term. Registration for life if convicted 2 or more times, convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental defect, or labeled a “sexually violent person” under Wis. Stat. § 980.09(4). – Wis. Stat. § 301.45(5)(a-b)
WyomingRegistration lasts for life, but offender can petition to be removed from registry if offender maintains a clean record for ten or twenty-five years, depending on the degree of the initial conviction. W.S. § 7-19-304(a).
District of ColumbiaTen years or for life, depending on the offense. D.C. Code § 22-4002.
GuamLevel One: lifetime. Level Two: lifetime. Level Three: 15 years. 9 GCA Section 89.03(e).
US Virgin IslandsTier 1: 15 years. Tier 2: 25 years. Tier 3: Lifetime. 14 V.I.C. § 1724(d).

Temporary Work or Education

If a registrant is in another state temporarily for work or education they are required to register there.  The length of time a registrant has before that registration is required, however, varies widely from state to state.

StateHow long can a registrant be in the state for work or education before registration is required?
AlabamaImmediately register with local law enforcement. Code of Ala. § 15-20A-10(b).
Alaska(1) Within the 30-day period before release; (2) by the next working day following conviction if not incarcerated ; or (3) by the next working day of becoming physically present in the state. AS 12.63.010.
ArizonaWithin ten days after the conviction or adjudication or within ten days after entering and remaining in any county of Arizona. A.R.S. § 13-3821.
Arkansaswithin five (5) calendar days after the sex offender moves to a municipality or county of this state. A.C.A. § 12-12-906.
CaliforniaIf within the state for more than 14 days or an aggregate period exceeding 30 days within a calendar year. Cal. Pen. Code § 290.002.
ColoradoWithin five business days. C.R.S. 16-22-108.
ConnecticutWithin three days of residing in Connecticut. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-252.
DelawareWithin 3 business days. 11 Del. C. § 4120.
FloridaWithin 48 hours. Fla. Stat. § 943.0435.
GeorgiaMust register if in state for 14 consecutive days or 30 days during any calendar year. O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12(e)(7).
HawaiiRegister if person remains in Hawaii for more than ten days or for an aggregate period exceeding thirty days in one calendar year. HRS § 846E-2(a).
IdahoWithin two (2) working days of coming into any county to establish residence. I.C. § 18-8307(4)(a).
IllinoisRegister after three days. 730 ILCS 150/3.
IndianaRegister if: (1) reside in state for at least seven days during a 180 day period or owns real property in Indiana and returns to Indiana at any time or (2) works in the state more than seven consecutive days or for a total period exceeding fourteen days during a calendar year. IC 11-8-8-7.
IowaWithin five business days. I.C.A. § 692A.104.
KansasWithin three business days. K.S.A. 22-4904.
KentuckyRegister within five working days. KRS § 17.510(7).
LouisianaWithin three business days. La. R.S. § 15:542(C)(2); La. R.S. § 15:542.1.2.
MaineWithin five days. 34-A M.R.S. § 11223; § 11224.
MarylandWithin three days. Md. Code Ann. § 11-705(b).
Massachusetts1. Within two days of moving into the commonwealth from another jurisdiction. ALM GL ch. 6, § 178E(g). 2. No later than ten days prior to establishing such new residence in the commonwealth. ALM GL ch. 6, § 178E(h). 3. Within ten days of residing or working in the commonwealth. ALM GL ch. 6, § 178E(l).
MichiganImmediately. MCLS § 28.724(6).
MinnesotaRemains in state for 14 days or longer or for an aggregate period of time exceeding 30 days during any calendar year. Minn. Stat. § 243.166(1b)(b).
MississippiNotify the Department of Public Safety ten days before the person resides in state and present him/herself to the sheriff of the county of residence within three (3) business days and personally appear at a Department of Public Safety Driver’s License Station within three days after moving to state. Miss. Code Ann. § 45-33-27(5).
MissouriWithin three business days. § 589.400(2) R.S.Mo.
MontanaSexual or violent predators must register within 3 business days of entering the state to reside or set up a temporary residence for 10 days or more or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year. 46-23-504(1)(c), MCA.
NebraskaWithin three working days. R.R.S. Neb. § 29-4004(1); R.R.S. Neb. § 29-4004(5).
NevadaNo later than 48 hours after becoming a student or worker within this State. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 179D.460(4).
New HampshireWithin five business days. RSA 651-B:4.
New JerseyAny person who works or goes to school for more than 14 consecutive days or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year, shall register. N.J. Stat. § 2C:7-2(a)(2); N.J. Stat. § 2C:7-2(c)(6).
New MexicoNo later than five business days of arriving within the state/of beginning work or school. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4(B); N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4(D).
New YorkNonresident workers or students must register within ten calendar days. NY CLS Correc § 168-f(6).
North CarolinaA person shall register within three business days of establishing residence, or whenever the person has been present in the state for 15 days, whichever comes first. N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 14-208.7(a).
North DakotaRegister within three days of coming into a county. N.D. Cent. Code, § 12.1-32-15(2).
OhioRegister if the offender resides or has a temporary domicile in this state and has been employed in that county for more than three days or for an aggregate period of fourteen or more days in that calendar year. ORC Ann. 2950.04(2)(c).
OklahomaWithin three days. 57 Okl. St. § 583.
OregonReport no later than 10 days after moving into the state. ORS § 163A.020(1)(a)(A). Report no later than 10 days after working or starting school. ORS § 163A.020(2).
PennsylvaniaWithin three business days. 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.18(a)(1).
Rhode IslandImmediately. R.I. Gen. Laws Section 11-37.1-7.
South CarolinaRegister within three business days. S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(D); S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(E); S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(G).
South DakotaWithin 3 business days SDCL § 22-24B-2
TennesseeWithin 48 hours. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-203(a)(1).
TexasThe seventh day after the person’s arrival. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 62.051(a)(1).
UtahWithin ten days of entering the state. Utah Code Ann. § 77-41-105(1)(b).
Vermont10 days. - 13 V.S.A. § 5407
Virginia3 days. - Va. Code Ann. § 9.1-905(B)
Washington3 business days. - Rev. Code Wash. § 9A.44.130(4)(a)(iv)
West Virginia15 days - W.Va. Code § 15-12-9
Wisconsin10 days– Wis. Stat. § 301.45(3)(a)(1r)
WyomingMust register within three (3) days of beginning school or employment. W.S. § 7-19-302(d)
District of ColumbiaWithin three days. D.C. Code § 22-4014.
GuamNo later than three (3) working days after arrival on Guam. 9 GCA Section 89.03(d)(2)(D).
US Virgin IslandsWithin three business days. 14 V.I.C. § 1724.

State Visitation Limits

If a registrant wishes to visit another state, registration in that state may be required after a certain amount of time.

StateHow long can a registrant visit the state before registration is required?
AlabamaImmediately before an adult sex offender temporarily leaves county of residence for a period of three or more consecutive days. Code of Ala. § 15-20A-15(e)(2).
AlaskaBy the next working day of becoming physically present in the state. AS 12.63.010.
ArizonaWithin ten days after entering and remaining in any county of Arizona. A.R.S. § 13-3821
ArkansasN/A
CaliforniaN/A on visiting. Information on transient persons Cal. Pen. Code § 290.013.
ColoradoN/A
ConnecticutIf person travels in CT on a recurring basis for periods of less than five days shall notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-253
DelawareN/A
FloridaWithin 48 hours. Fla. Stat. § 943.0435.
GeorgiaMust register if in state for 14 consecutive days or 30 days during any calendar year. O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12(e)(7).
HawaiiRegister if person remains in Hawaii for more than ten days or for an aggregate period exceeding thirty days in one calendar year. HRS § 846E-2(a).
IdahoN/A
IllinoisRegister if remain in Illinois for three or more days. 730 ILCS 150/3.
IndianaN/A
IowaWithin five business days. I.C.A. § 692A.104.
KansasN/A
KentuckyN/A
LouisianaN/A
MaineN/A
MarylandWithin three days. Md. Code Ann. § 11-705(b).
MassachusettsN/A
MichiganMust immediately register if temporarily residing in the state. MCLS § 28.724(6).
MinnesotaRemains in state for 14 days or longer or for an aggregate period of time exceeding 30 days during any calendar year. Minn. Stat. § 243.166(1b)(b).
MississippiN/A
MissouriAny registered offender from another state who has a temporary residence in this state and resides more than seven days in a twelve-month period shall register for the duration of such person’s temporary residency. § 589.400(11) R.S.Mo.
MontanaTransients must register within three business days. 46-23-504(1)(d), MCA.
NebraskaN/A
NevadaIf the person is present for 48 hours or more within a city that has a city police department, the person shall be deemed an offender and shall register no later than 48 hours after arriving. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 179D.460(3).
New HampshireN/A
New JerseyN/A
New MexicoN/A
New YorkN/A
North CarolinaRegister if: maintains a temporary residence in that county for more than 10 business days within a 30-day period, or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year. N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 14-208.8A(a)(2).
North DakotaRegister within three days of coming into a county. N.D. Cent. Code, § 12.1-32-15(2).
OhioRegister if the offender resides or has a temporary domicile in this state and has been employed in that county for more than three days or for an aggregate period of fourteen or more days in that calendar year. ORC Ann. 2950.04(2)(c).
OklahomaIf intend to stay for five (5) consecutive days or longer, must register with the Department of Corrections within two (2) days after entering the state; and if intend to stay for two (2) consecutive days or longer, must register with the local law enforcement authority within two (2) days. 57 Okl. St. § 583(H).
OregonN/A
PennsylvaniaN/A
Rhode IslandN/A
South CarolinaWithin three business days if resides in the state for a period of ten or more consecutive days. S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(D).
South DakotaTo temporarily reside, within 3 business days § 22-24B-2
TennesseeWithin 48 hours of establishing a physical presence in the state. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-203(c).
TexasEven if do not intend to stay, but intend to reside for more than seven days, must register. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 62.051(a).
UtahWithin ten days of entering the state, regardless of length of stay. Utah Code Ann. § 77-41-105(1)(b).
VermontN/A
Virginia3 days if present for “extended visit” (30 days). - Va. Code Ann. § 9.1-905(D)
Washington3 business days if (1) planning to remain for 10 or more days or (2) lacking a fixed residence and planning to remain in new county for 24 hours. - Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 9A.44.130(4)(a)(iv) & (vi)
West VirginiaN/A
WisconsinN/A
WyomingMust register only if offender enters state for purpose of residing, attending school, or being employed in the state. W.S. § 7-19-302(a). Residence includes any physical address the offender habitually visits or temporary residences such as hotels, parks, highways, etc. the offender may frequent for and use for shelter or other activities of daily living. W.S. § 7-19-301(a)(xi).
District of ColumbiaN/A
GuamNo later than three (3) working days after arrival on Guam. 9 GCA Section 89.03(d)(2)(D).
US Virgin IslandsN/A

State-Issued ID Labels

Some states print “Registered Sex Offender” on state-issued IDs such as driver’s licenses.

StateIs a state-issued ID required to be labeled with Sex Offender?
AlabamaYes. Code of Ala. § 15-20A-18.
AlaskaNo.
ArizonaNo.
ArkansasNo.
CaliforniaNo.
ColoradoNo.
ConnecticutNo.
DelawareYes.
FloridaYes. Fla. Stat. § 943.0435.
GeorgiaNo.
HawaiiNo.
IdahoNo.
IllinoisNo.
IndianaNo.
IowaNo.
KansasNo.
KentuckyNo.
LouisianaYes.
MaineNo.
MarylandNo.
MassachusettsNo.
MichiganNo.
MinnesotaNo.
MississippiNo.
MissouriN/A
MontanaNo.
NebraskaNo.
NevadaNo.
New HampshireNo.
New JerseyNo.
New MexicoNo.
New YorkNo.
North CarolinaNo.
North DakotaNo.
OhioNo.
OklahomaNo.
OregonNo.
PennsylvaniaNo.
Rhode IslandNo.
South CarolinaNo.
South DakotaNo.
TennesseeNo.
TexasNo.
UtahNo.
VermontNo.
VirginiaNo
WashingtonNo
West VirginiaNo
WisconsinNo.
WyomingNo
District of ColumbiaNo.
GuamNo.
US Virgin IslandsNo.

Full Comparison

StateWhat is the duration of registration? If there are multiple tiers in the state, what is the duration for each tier?How long can a registrant be in the state for work or education before registration is required?How long can a registrant visit the state before registration is required?Is a state-issued ID required to be labeled with Sex Offender?
AlabamaLifetime. Code of Ala. § 15-20A-10(f).Immediately register with local law enforcement. Code of Ala. § 15-20A-10(b).Immediately before an adult sex offender temporarily leaves county of residence for a period of three or more consecutive days. Code of Ala. § 15-20A-15(e)(2).Yes. Code of Ala. § 15-20A-18.
AlaskaLifetime or 15 years after unconditional discharge from conviction. AS 12.63.02(1).(1) Within the 30-day period before release; (2) by the next working day following conviction if not incarcerated ; or (3) by the next working day of becoming physically present in the state. AS 12.63.010.By the next working day of becoming physically present in the state. AS 12.63.010.No.
ArizonaLifetime. A.R.S. § 13-3821(f). Court may terminate duty to register after a hearing. A.R.S. § 13-3821.Within ten days after the conviction or adjudication or within ten days after entering and remaining in any county of Arizona. A.R.S. § 13-3821.Within ten days after entering and remaining in any county of Arizona. A.R.S. § 13-3821No.
ArkansasLevel 1: lifetime. Level 2: 15 years. A.C.A. § 12-12-919.within five (5) calendar days after the sex offender moves to a municipality or county of this state. A.C.A. § 12-12-906.N/ANo.
CaliforniaTier 1: Min. 10 years. Tier 2: Min. 20 years. Tier 3: Lifetime. Cal. Pen. Code § 290.If within the state for more than 14 days or an aggregate period exceeding 30 days within a calendar year. Cal. Pen. Code § 290.002.N/A on visiting. Information on transient persons Cal. Pen. Code § 290.013.No.
ColoradoSexually violent predators and persons convicted as an adult register for life. C.R.S. 16-22-108(1)(II)(d).Within five business days. C.R.S. 16-22-108.N/ANo.
Connecticut1. Criminal offenses against a minor - 10 years for a first conviction or lifetime for a subsequent conviction. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-251. 2. Nonviolent sexual offenses - generally 10 years for a first conviction or lifetime for a subsequent conviction. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-251. 3. Sexually violent offenses - lifetime. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-252. 4. Felonies committed for a sexual purpose - 10 years. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-254.Within three days of residing in Connecticut. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-252.If person travels in CT on a recurring basis for periods of less than five days shall notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-253No.
DelawareTier 1: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: life. 11 Del. C. § 4120(g); 4121(e)(1).Within 3 business days. 11 Del. C. § 4120.N/AYes.
FloridaRegister for life unless pardoned. Fla. Stat. § 943.0435.Within 48 hours. Fla. Stat. § 943.0435.Within 48 hours. Fla. Stat. § 943.0435.Yes. Fla. Stat. § 943.0435.
GeorgiaLevel 1 - Registration ends upon completion of sentence, including supervised release. Level 2 - 10 years after completion of sentence, including supervised release. Level 3 - Lifetime. O.C.G.A. § 42-1-19.Must register if in state for 14 consecutive days or 30 days during any calendar year. O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12(e)(7).Must register if in state for 14 consecutive days or 30 days during any calendar year. O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12(e)(7).No.
HawaiiTier 1: 10 years. Tier 2: 25 years. Tier 3: Lifetime. HRS § 846E-10.Register if person remains in Hawaii for more than ten days or for an aggregate period exceeding thirty days in one calendar year. HRS § 846E-2(a).Register if person remains in Hawaii for more than ten days or for an aggregate period exceeding thirty days in one calendar year. HRS § 846E-2(a).No.
IdahoRegister for life, after ten years can petition for a hearing. I.C. § 18-8310.Within two (2) working days of coming into any county to establish residence. I.C. § 18-8307(4)(a).N/ANo.
IllinoisRegister for life. 730 ILCS 150/7.Register after three days. 730 ILCS 150/3.Register if remain in Illinois for three or more days. 730 ILCS 150/3.No.
IndianaTen years after release, placed in a program, probation or parole. Sexually violent predators register for life. IC 11-8-8-19.Register if: (1) reside in state for at least seven days during a 180 day period or owns real property in Indiana and returns to Indiana at any time or (2) works in the state more than seven consecutive days or for a total period exceeding fourteen days during a calendar year. IC 11-8-8-7.N/ANo.
IowaSex offenders register for ten years. A sexually violent predator registers for life. I.C.A. § 692A.106.Within five business days. I.C.A. § 692A.104.Within five business days. I.C.A. § 692A.104.No.
KansasAll first time sex offenders, even those only placed on probation, to be registered is 10 years and second offenders to be registered for their lifetimes. K.S.A. 22-4906.Within three business days. K.S.A. 22-4904.N/ANo.
KentuckyLevel 1: Lifetime. Level 2: 20 years. KRS § 17.520.Register within five working days. KRS § 17.510(7).N/ANo.
LouisianaLevel 1: 15 years. Level 2: 25 years. Level 3: lifetime. La. R.S. § 15:544.Within three business days. La. R.S. § 15:542(C)(2); La. R.S. § 15:542.1.2.N/AYes.
MaineTier I: 10 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. 34-A M.R.S. § 11282(7).Within five days. 34-A M.R.S. § 11223; § 11224.N/ANo.
MarylandTier I: 10 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. Md. Code Ann. § 11-707.Within three days. Md. Code Ann. § 11-705(b).Within three days. Md. Code Ann. § 11-705(b).No.
MassachusettsRegistration ends 20 years after conviction, adjudication, or release unless such sex offender was convicted of two or more sex offenses. If considered a sexually violent predator must register for life. ALM GL ch. 6, § 178G.1. Within two days of moving into the commonwealth from another jurisdiction. ALM GL ch. 6, § 178E(g). 2. No later than ten days prior to establishing such new residence in the commonwealth. ALM GL ch. 6, § 178E(h). 3. Within ten days of residing or working in the commonwealth. ALM GL ch. 6, § 178E(l).N/ANo.
MichiganTier I: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. MCLS § 28.725.Immediately. MCLS § 28.724(6).Must immediately register if temporarily residing in the state. MCLS § 28.724(6).No.
MinnesotaSexual predators register for life. Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subd. 6, para. (d).Remains in state for 14 days or longer or for an aggregate period of time exceeding 30 days during any calendar year. Minn. Stat. § 243.166(1b)(b).Remains in state for 14 days or longer or for an aggregate period of time exceeding 30 days during any calendar year. Minn. Stat. § 243.166(1b)(b).No.
MississippiTier I: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. Miss. Code Ann. § 45-33-47.Notify the Department of Public Safety ten days before the person resides in state and present him/herself to the sheriff of the county of residence within three (3) business days and personally appear at a Department of Public Safety Driver’s License Station within three days after moving to state. Miss. Code Ann. § 45-33-27(5).N/ANo.
MissouriTier I: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. § 589.400 R.S.Mo.Within three business days. § 589.400(2) R.S.Mo.Any registered offender from another state who has a temporary residence in this state and resides more than seven days in a twelve-month period shall register for the duration of such person’s temporary residency. § 589.400(11) R.S.Mo.N/A
MontanaLevel 1: 10 years. Level 2: Life. 46-23-506, MCA.Sexual or violent predators must register within 3 business days of entering the state to reside or set up a temporary residence for 10 days or more or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year. 46-23-504(1)(c), MCA.Transients must register within three business days. 46-23-504(1)(d), MCA.No.
NebraskaLevel 1: 15 years. Level 2: 25 years. Level 3: lifetime. R.R.S. Neb. § 29-4005(1)(b).Within three working days. R.R.S. Neb. § 29-4004(1); R.R.S. Neb. § 29-4004(5).N/ANo.
NevadaTier 1: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: life. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 179D.490(2).No later than 48 hours after becoming a student or worker within this State. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 179D.460(4).If the person is present for 48 hours or more within a city that has a city police department, the person shall be deemed an offender and shall register no later than 48 hours after arriving. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 179D.460(3).No.
New HampshireTier 1: 10 years. Tier 2: Life. Tier 3: Life. RSA 651-B:6.Within five business days. RSA 651-B:4.N/ANo.
New JerseyLifetime. N.J. Stat. § 2C:7-2.Any person who works or goes to school for more than 14 consecutive days or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year, shall register. N.J. Stat. § 2C:7-2(a)(2); N.J. Stat. § 2C:7-2(c)(6).N/ANo.
New MexicoLifetime. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4(L); N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4(M).No later than five business days of arriving within the state/of beginning work or school. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4(B); N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4(D).N/ANo.
New YorkLevel one risk: Those who are not designated a sexual predator, or a sexually violent offender, or a predicate sex offender must register for 20 years. Level two or three risk: Those who are designated a sexual predator, or a sexually violent offender, or a predicate sex offender must register for life. NY CLS Correc § 168-h.Nonresident workers or students must register within ten calendar days. NY CLS Correc § 168-f(6).N/ANo.
North Carolina30 year registration requirement for minors or persons convicted with sexually violent offenses. Lifetime registration for sexually violent predators. N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 14-208.6A.A person shall register within three business days of establishing residence, or whenever the person has been present in the state for 15 days, whichever comes first. N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 14-208.7(a).Register if: maintains a temporary residence in that county for more than 10 business days within a 30-day period, or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year. N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 14-208.8A(a)(2).No.
North DakotaLevel 1: 15 years. Level 2: 25 years. Level 3: Lifetime. N.D. Cent. Code, § 12.1-32-15.Register within three days of coming into a county. N.D. Cent. Code, § 12.1-32-15(2).Register within three days of coming into a county. N.D. Cent. Code, § 12.1-32-15(2).No.
OhioTier 1: 15 years. Tier 2: 20 years. Tier 3: Lifetime. ORC Ann. 2950.07(B).Register if the offender resides or has a temporary domicile in this state and has been employed in that county for more than three days or for an aggregate period of fourteen or more days in that calendar year. ORC Ann. 2950.04(2)(c).Register if the offender resides or has a temporary domicile in this state and has been employed in that county for more than three days or for an aggregate period of fourteen or more days in that calendar year. ORC Ann. 2950.04(2)(c).No.
OklahomaLevel 1: 15 years. Level 2: 25 years. Level 3: Lifetime. 57 Okl. St. § 583(C); 57 Okl. St. § 583(D).Within three days. 57 Okl. St. § 583.If intend to stay for five (5) consecutive days or longer, must register with the Department of Corrections within two (2) days after entering the state; and if intend to stay for two (2) consecutive days or longer, must register with the local law enforcement authority within two (2) days. 57 Okl. St. § 583(H).No.
OregonLifetime. ORS § 163A.115.Report no later than 10 days after moving into the state. ORS § 163A.020(1)(a)(A). Report no later than 10 days after working or starting school. ORS § 163A.020(2).N/ANo.
PennsylvaniaTier 1: 15 years. Tier II: 25 years. Tier III: Lifetime. 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.15(a).Within three business days. 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.18(a)(1).N/ANo.
Rhode IslandNon-sexually violent predators register for 10 years. Sexually violent predators, recidivists, and aggravated crime offenders register for life. R.I. Gen. Laws Section 11-37.1-4.Immediately. R.I. Gen. Laws Section 11-37.1-7.N/ANo.
South CarolinaRegister for life. S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(A).Register within three business days. S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(D); S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(E); S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(G).Within three business days if resides in the state for a period of ten or more consecutive days. S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-460(D).No.
South DakotaTier 1: minimum10 years; Tier 2: minimum 25 years; Tier 3: lifetime SDCL §22-24B-2.1Within 3 business days SDCL § 22-24B-2To temporarily reside, within 3 business days § 22-24B-2No.
TennesseeLifetime. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-207(g)(2).Within 48 hours. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-203(a)(1).Within 48 hours of establishing a physical presence in the state. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-203(c).No.
Texas10 years or lifetime. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 62.101.The seventh day after the person’s arrival. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 62.051(a)(1).Even if do not intend to stay, but intend to reside for more than seven days, must register. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 62.051(a).No.
Utah10 years or lifetime. Utah Code Ann. § 77-41-105(3)(a); Utah Code Ann. § 77-41-105(3)(c).Within ten days of entering the state. Utah Code Ann. § 77-41-105(1)(b).Within ten days of entering the state, regardless of length of stay. Utah Code Ann. § 77-41-105(1)(b).No.
Vermont10 years unless sexually violent predator, second conviction, noncompliant high risk offender, or 3252 conviction. 13 V.S.A. § 5407(e)-(f)10 days. - 13 V.S.A. § 5407N/ANo.
VirginiaLife, except by petition. - Va. Code Ann. § 9.1-908. Petition may be filed at 15 yrs or 25 years per Va. Code Ann. § 9.1-910.3 days. - Va. Code Ann. § 9.1-905(B)3 days if present for “extended visit” (30 days). - Va. Code Ann. § 9.1-905(D)No
WashingtonClass A: Life; Class B: 15 years; Class C: 10 years - Rev. Code Wash. § 9A.44.1403 business days. - Rev. Code Wash. § 9A.44.130(4)(a)(iv)3 business days if (1) planning to remain for 10 or more days or (2) lacking a fixed residence and planning to remain in new county for 24 hours. - Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 9A.44.130(4)(a)(iv) & (vi)No
West VirginiaRegistration ends 10 years after release. Registration for life if convicted 2 or more times, convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental defect, or labeled “sexually violent predator.” - W.Va. Code § 15-12-4. Removal by petition available. – W.Va. Code § 15-12-3a15 days - W.Va. Code § 15-12-9N/ANo
WisconsinRegistration ends 15 years after release from probation, parole, supervision, or prison term. Registration for life if convicted 2 or more times, convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental defect, or labeled a “sexually violent person” under Wis. Stat. § 980.09(4). – Wis. Stat. § 301.45(5)(a-b)10 days– Wis. Stat. § 301.45(3)(a)(1r)N/ANo.
WyomingRegistration lasts for life, but offender can petition to be removed from registry if offender maintains a clean record for ten or twenty-five years, depending on the degree of the initial conviction. W.S. § 7-19-304(a).Must register within three (3) days of beginning school or employment. W.S. § 7-19-302(d)Must register only if offender enters state for purpose of residing, attending school, or being employed in the state. W.S. § 7-19-302(a). Residence includes any physical address the offender habitually visits or temporary residences such as hotels, parks, highways, etc. the offender may frequent for and use for shelter or other activities of daily living. W.S. § 7-19-301(a)(xi).No
District of ColumbiaTen years or for life, depending on the offense. D.C. Code § 22-4002.Within three days. D.C. Code § 22-4014.N/ANo.
GuamLevel One: lifetime. Level Two: lifetime. Level Three: 15 years. 9 GCA Section 89.03(e).No later than three (3) working days after arrival on Guam. 9 GCA Section 89.03(d)(2)(D).No later than three (3) working days after arrival on Guam. 9 GCA Section 89.03(d)(2)(D).No.
US Virgin IslandsTier 1: 15 years. Tier 2: 25 years. Tier 3: Lifetime. 14 V.I.C. § 1724(d).Within three business days. 14 V.I.C. § 1724.N/ANo.

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