If you think that a person should be registered as a sex offender and you cannot find him or her on our Website, you should contact the registry officials in the Jurisdiction where that person lives, works, or goes to school.
The 50 states, the District of Columbia, the five principal U. territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes that elect to function as registration Jurisdictions are all defined as “Jurisdictions” under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Some, but not all, Jurisdictions require sex offender registration information to remain on their public registry Website even after they have died.
The public sex offender registries hosting sex offender information are known as “Jurisdictions.” These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, U. territories, the District of Columbia, and participating Indian tribes.
Many times, registry officials will not be able to disclose any additional information about an offender but might be able to direct you to resources or offices within their Jurisdiction where you could find that information.
Each Jurisdiction has its own laws that determine the information that can and will be displayed on the public registry Website.
For states to be included in the Address Radius Search, they must have the latitude and longitude for all their registered offenders’ addresses and be able to respond to address-based search requests from NSOPW.
The states that are included in the Address Radius Search are the only ones currently providing this functionality to NSOPW.
If this does not work and you think that the person should be registered as a sex offender, you should contact the registry officials in the Jurisdiction where that person lives, works, or goes to school.To find out the Jurisdiction where that information originated, put your mouse arrow over the window with the registration information, right-click, click on “Properties,” and then cut-and-paste the “Address (URL)” address into your browser’s address bar.This will take you to the individual Jurisdiction’s Web site, and you can continue your inquiry.Users are advised to visit the corresponding Jurisdiction Web sites for further information and/or guidance, as appropriate. In addition to the data from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the five principal U. territories and federally recognized Indian tribes that elect to function as registration Jurisdictions are included in search results.Make sure that you have spelled the offender’s last name correctly.The complete NSOPW list of Jurisdictions links users to each participating Jurisdiction’s Web site.Sex offenders are subject to the registration laws of the Jurisdictions where they work, live, attend school, or were convicted.This page is intended to be a reference for using the National Sex Offender Public Website and its offender search options.For educational materials, please visit our Education and Prevention section.NSOPW’s advanced search tool provides information about sex offenders through a number of search options: The criteria for searching are limited to what each individual Jurisdiction may provide.Also, because information is hosted by each Jurisdiction and not by the federal government, search results should be verified by the user in the Jurisdiction where the information is posted.