The complete NSOPW list of Jurisdictions links users to each participating Jurisdiction’s Web site.
Most Jurisdictions’ sex offender registry Web sites have a banner identifying themselves.
Some, however, will appear in the NSOPW results window without that identifying information.
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.
To correct any errors in registration information, please contact the appropriate registration officials in those Jurisdictions.
Each Jurisdiction’s registration requirements might be different.
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).
This page is intended to be a reference for using the National Sex Offender Public Website and its offender search options.