For a complete list of registered sex offenders in your neighborhood contact your local Police Department or Sheriff's Office.
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Who Instructs Sex Offenders to Register?
Sex offenders receive notice of the duty to register from judges, probation and parole officers, and staff at Department of Human Services, county jails, Department of Corrections, community corrections and law enforcement.
Who is Required to Register as a Sex Offender?
The following persons (adults and juveniles) are required to register as sex offenders if they were:
Sex offenders must register under all names they have ever used.
Where Must the Sex Offender Register?
A sex offender must register at the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where he/she resides. If he/she lives within the corporate limits of a city or town, he/she must register at the police department. If he/she lives outside the limits of a city or town, he/she must register at the county sheriff's department. A sex offender must register in all jurisdictions in which he/she establishes a residence. If a sex offender is not under criminal justice supervision, he/she may live wherever they choose.
When Must the Sex Offender Register?
Sex offenders are required to register, during business hours, with the local law enforcement agency where they live within five (5) business days of becoming a temporary or permanent resident of Colorado, of being released into the community under criminal justice supervision (probation, parole, community corrections), or of establishing an additional residence in CO. If released from DOC with no supervision, a sex offender must register the next business day.
Some sex offenders must re-register annually on their birth date. Any person convicted as an adult of the following offenses must register quarterly (every 90 days) for the remainder of their natural life:
Sex offenders must re-register whenever they legally change their name.
When a Sex Offender Moves
Whenever a sex offender changes his/her address, he/she must cancel registration at the law enforcement agency where he/she is currently registered and must re-register within five (5) business days with the law enforcement agency where he/she moves.
What Information Shall be Released to the Public?
Law enforcement agencies are required to release the following information regarding registered sex offenders:
Information concerning victims shall not be released.
Failure to Register
If a sex offender fails to comply with ANY registration requirements, he/she may be charged with the criminal offense of Failure to Register As A Sex Offender, which may be charged as a felony.
Petition to Discontinue Registration
After specified time periods, registered sex offenders, except SVP's & quarterly registrants, may petition the court for an order that discontinues the requirement for registration &/or Internet posting. Registration must continue until the offender seeks a court order to discontinue registration and one is granted. An offender may petition the court after the following time periods, which begin after the offender's final release from the jurisdiction of court, & only if the offender has not subsequently been convicted of a sex offense:
To locate the form used to petition to discontinue registration go to www.courts.state.co.us.
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