A sex offender must provide (in writing) DCJS his or her new address no later than 10 days after moving.
If you have information that an offender is not living at the reported address, you should contact your local law enforcement agency.
For information on local laws, it is recommended that you contact the town, village, city or county in which you are interested.
sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender) in which case they must register for life.
Level 2 offenders (moderate risk) and Level 3 offenders (high risk) must register for life.
When an incarcerated offender is set to be released into the community, the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders will evaluate the case and provide a risk level recommendation to the court.
The court will hold a risk level hearing and assign a level to the offender prior to release.
The Sex Offender Registration Act does not restrict where a registered sex offender may live.
However, if the offender is under parole or probation supervision, other New York State laws may limit the offender from living within 1,000 feet of a school or other facility caring for children. Additionally, there may be local laws in a particular county, city, town or village that restrict where a sex offender may live.
The risk level determines how much information can be provided to the community.
There are also three designations that may be assigned to a sex offender: sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender.
An individual who is adjudicated as a youthful offender or juvenile delinquent is not convicted of a crime, and his or her records are not available to the public.