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2014 Sex Offender/Predator Registration Update

Registration Requirements for Sex Offenders / Predators

ReRegistration Requirements | General Requirements | ReRegistration Days, Times and Locations by County

Please find a complete list of registration requirements in F.S. 772.21 and F.S. 943.0435.

ReRegistration Requirements for Registrants

A sexual predator or sexual offender subject to registration, including a juvenile sexual offender adjudicated delinquent, must report in person to the Sheriff's Office in the county in which he/she resides or is otherwise located to ReRegister. Additionally, ReRegistration requirements apply to both sexual predators and sexual offenders who have been released from sanctions for their qualifying sex offense, as well as those currently under some form of supervision with the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, or those under federal supervision.

A sexual predator or juvenile sexual offender adjudicated delinquent must report in person to the Sheriff's Office in the county in which he/she resides or is otherwise located to ReRegister FOUR times per year- once during the month of his/her birth and every 3rd month thereafter.

A sexual offender that has been convicted as an adult, must report to the Sheriff's Office to ReRegister either TWO or FOUR times per year, depending upon the offense of conviction requiring registration. See below for details.

A sexual offender who has been convicted of a crime or crimes in the statute sections listed below must report in person to the Sheriff's Office in the county in which he/she resides or is otherwise located to ReRegister FOUR times per year- once during the month of his/her birth and every 3rd month thereafter:

  • Section 787.01, where the victim is a minor and the offender is not the victim's parent or guardian
  • Section 787.02, where the victim is a minor and the offender is not the victim's parent or guardian
  • Section 794.011, excluding s. 794.011(10)
  • Section 800.04(4)(a)2, where the court finds the offense involved a victim under 12 years of age or sexual activity by the use of force or coercion.
  • Section 800.04(5)(b)
  • Section 800.04(5)(c)1., where the court finds molestation involving unclothed genitals or genital area
  • Section 800.04(5)(c)2., where the court finds molestation involving the use of force or coercion and genitals or genital area
  • Section 800.04(5)(d), where the court finds the use of force or coercion and unclothed genitals or genital area.
  • Any attempt or conspiracy to commit such offense.
  • A violation of a similar law in another jurisdiction.
  • A violation of a Florida offense that has been redesignated from a former statute number to one listed above.

A sexual offender subject to registration who has been convicted as an adult of one of the qualifying crimes not listed above must report to the Sheriff's Office in the county in which he/she resides or is otherwise located to ReRegister TWO times per year- once during the month of his/her birth month and every 6th month thereafter.

Please refer to the appropriate chart below to find your specified yearly ReRegistration months:

Use this chart if you are required to ReRegister TWO times per year.
If My Birth
Month Is
I Must ReRegister
Each:
January January & July
February February & August
March March & September
April April & October
May May & November
June June & December
July January & July
August February & August
September March & September
October April & October
November May & November
December June & December
Use this chart if you are required to ReRegister FOUR times per year.
If My Birth
Month Is
I Must ReRegister
Each:
January January, April, July, & October
February February, May, August, & November
March March, June, September, & December
April April, July, October, & January
May May, August, November, & February
June June, September, December, & March
July July, October, January, & April
August August, November, February, & May
September September, December, March, & June
October October, January, April, & July
November November, February, May, & August
December December, March, June, & September

View ReRegistration Days, Times, and Locations by County

ReRegistration Requirements for Registrants

As a sexual predator (F.S. 775.21) or sexual offender (F.S. 943.0435; 944.607; or 985.4815) I understand that I am required by law to abide by the following:

"Permanent residence" means a place where I abide, lodge, or reside for 5 or more consecutive days.

"Temporary residence" means a place where I abide, lodge, or reside, including, but not limited to, vacation, business, or personal travel destinations in or out of this state, for a period of 5 or more days in the aggregate during any calendar year and which is not my permanent address or, if my permanent residence is not in this state, a place where I am employed, practice a vocation, or am enrolled as a student for any period of time in this state.

"Transient residence" means a county where I live, remain, or am located for a period of 5 or more days in the aggregate during a calendar year and which is not my permanent or temporary address. The term includes, but is not limited to, a place where I sleep or seek shelter and a location that has no specific street address.

"Internet identifier" means all electronic mail, chat, instant messenger, social networking, application software, or similar names used for Internet communication. Use of my date of birth, social security number, or PIN as an Internet identifier waives the disclosure exemption for such personal information.

"Vehicles owned" means any motor vehicle as defined in s. 320.01, which is registered, co-registered, leased, titled, or rented by me; a rented vehicle that I am authorized to drive; or a vehicle for which I am insured as a driver. The term also includes any motor vehicle as defined in s. 320.01, which is registered, co-registered, leased, titled, or rented by a person or persons residing at my permanent residence for 5 or more consecutive days.

  1. Within 48 hours of establishing or maintaining a residence in this state, or release from custody and/or supervision of the Department of Corrections (DOC), the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), or the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), I MUST report in person to the local sheriff's office to register my temporary, transient, or permanent address and other information specified in statute. If I am convicted of an offense that requires registration and am not under custody and/or supervision of DOC I must report in person to the sheriff's office in the county of conviction within 48 hours of the conviction.{F.S. 943.0435(2)(a); 775.21(6)(e)}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT AS REQUIRED IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY.
  2. At registration, I MUST provide the following information to the department: name; date of birth; social security number; race; sex; height; weight; tattoos or other identifying marks; hair and eye color; photograph; all home telephone numbers and cellular telephone numbers; all electronic mail addresses and all Internet identifiers required to be provided pursuant to paragraph s. 943.0435(4)(e) F.S. or s. 775.21(6)(g)5 F.S.; address of all permanent and legal residences; address of any current temporary residence; any transient residence within the state; address, location, description and dates of any current or known future temporary residence within the state or out of state; occupation and place of employment; make, model, color, vehicle identification number (VIN), and license tag number of all vehicles owned; date and place of each conviction; fingerprints; palm prints; and a brief description of the crime or crimes committed. I must also produce my passport (if I have one). If I am an alien, I must produce or provide information about documents establishing my immigration status. I must also provide information about all professional licenses I have. {F.S. 943.0435(2)(b); 775.21(6)(a)1}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY
  3. Within 48 hours after the initial registration of information as required in #2 above, I MUST report in person to the driver license office of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and provide proof of initial registration as a sexual offender or predator to secure or renew a valid Florida driver license or identification card displaying one of the following designations: "SEXUAL PREDATOR" or "943.0435, F.S." unless a driver license or identification card with such designation was previously secured or updated. I must submit to the taking of a photograph for use by the department in maintaining current records of sexual offenders/predators. {F.S. 943.0435(3); 775.21(6)(f)}.
    FAILURE TO MAINTAIN, ACQUIRE, OR RENEW A DRIVER LICENSE OR ID CARD AS REQUIRED IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY.
  4. Each time my driver license or identification card is subject to renewal, or within 48 hours after any change in my permanent, temporary, or transient residence or change in name made by marriage or other legal process, I MUST report in person to a driver license office to update my driver license or identification card and ensure that the driver license or identification card displays the designations as identified in #3 above. If I am unable to secure or update a driver license or identification card with DHSMV, I must also report any change of my residence or name within 48 hours after the change to the sheriff's office in the county where I reside or am located and provide confirmation that I reported the information to DHSMV. {F.S. 943.0435(4)(a); 775.21(6)(g)1}.
    FAILURE TO MAINTAIN, ACQUIRE, OR RENEW A DRIVER LICENSE OR ID CARD AS REQUIRED IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY.
  5. If I am enrolled, employed, volunteering or carrying on a vocation at an institution of higher education in Florida, I MUST provide the name, address and county of each institution including each campus attended, and my enrollment, volunteer, or employment status. Each change in enrollment, volunteer, or employment status, i.e. commencement or termination, MUST be reported in person at the sheriff's office within 48 hours after any change in status. OR, if I am on supervision with the Florida DOC or DJJ, this information MUST be reported to my probation officer within 48 hours after any change in status. {F.S. 943.0435(2)(b)2; 943.0435(14)(c)2; 775.21(6)(a)1.b; 775.21(8)(a)2}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY
  6. Before using any electronic mail address or Internet identifier I MUST report it using the online system maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or in person at the sheriff's office. {F.S. 943.0435(4)(e); 775.21(6)(g)5}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY
  7. I MUST report any changes in vehicles owned within 48 hours in person at the sheriff's office. {F.S. 943.0435(2)(b)3; 775.21(6)(a)1.c}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY
  8. If I vacate a permanent, temporary, or transient residence, and do not have another permanent, temporary, or transient residence, I MUST report in person to the sheriff's office in the county where I am located within 48 hours. {F.S. 943.0435(4)(b)1; 775.21(6)(g)2.a}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY
  9. If I report that I have vacated a permanent, temporary, or transient residence and then remain at that residence, I MUST report in person to the sheriff's office where I reported vacating my residence. {F.S. 943.0435(4)(c); 775.21(6)(g)3}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A SECOND DEGREE FELONY
  10. I understand that my address may be verified by county, state, or local law enforcement agencies. {F.S. 943.0435(6);775.21(8)}.
  11. If I intend on establishing a permanent, temporary, or transient residence in another state, jurisdiction, or country other than the State of Florida, I MUST report in person to the sheriff's office in the county of my current residence within 48 hours before the date that I intend to leave this state to establish residence in another state, or jurisdiction, or within 21 days before my planned departure date if the intended residence of 5 days or more is outside of the United States. {F.S. 943.0435(7); 775.21(6)(i)}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY
  12. If I intend to establish a permanent, temporary, or transient residence in another state or jurisdiction other than the State of Florida, or another country, and later decide to remain in this state, I MUST report in person to the sheriff's office to which I reported my intention of leaving the state within 48 hours after the intended departure date. {F.S. 943.0435(8); 775.21(6)(j)}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A SECOND DEGREE FELONY
  13. I MUST report in person either two times per year (during the month of my birth and during the 6th month following my birth month) or four times per year (once during the month of my birth and every 3rd month thereafter), depending upon my offense/designation, to the sheriff's office in the county in which I reside or am otherwise located to reregister, unless otherwise notified by FDLE
    FAILURE TO REREGISTER AS REQUIRED IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY.

NOTE: All sexual predators, sexual offenders convicted for offenses specified in F.S. 943.0435(14)(b), and juvenile sexual offenders required to register per F.S. 943.0435(1)(a)1.d are required to reregister four times per year. All other sexual offenders are required to reregister two times per year.

Use this chart if you are required to ReRegister TWO times per year.
If My Birth
Month Is
I Must ReRegister
Each:
January January & July
February February & August
March March & September
April April & October
May May & November
June June & December
July January & July
August February & August
September March & September
October April & October
November May & November
December June & December
Use this chart if you are required to ReRegister FOUR times per year.
If My Birth
Month Is
I Must ReRegister
Each:
January January, April, July, & October
February February, May, August, & November
March March, June, September, & December
April April, July, October, & January
May May, August, November, & February
June June, September, December, & March
July July, October, January, & April
August August, November, February, & May
September September, December, March, & June
October October, January, April, & July
November November, February, May, & August
December December, March, June, & September

  1. In addition to the registration months listed above, I MUST report in person to the sheriff's office in the county in which I am located within 48 hours of establishing a transient residence and thereafter must report in person every 30 days to the sheriff?s office in the county in which I am located while I maintain a transient residence. I MUST provide the addresses and locations where I maintain a transient residence. {F.S. 943.0435(4)(b)2; 775.21(6)(g)2.b}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY.
  2. If I live in another state, but work or attend school in Florida, I MUST register my work or school address as a temporary address within 48 hours by reporting in person to the local sheriff's office. {F.S. 943.0435(2)(a); 943.0435(2)(b)2; 943.0435(14)(c)2; 775.21(6)(a)1.b; 775.21(6)(e)1; 775.21(8)(a)2}.
    FAILURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY
  3. I MUST respond to any address verification correspondence from FDLE within three weeks of the date of the correspondence. {F.S. 943.0435(14)(c)4; 775.21(10)(a)}.
    FAILURE TO RESPOND AS REQUIRED IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY.
  4. If I am employed in, carry on a vocation in, am a student in, or become a resident of another state or jurisdiction, I am on notice that I may have a requirement to register under the laws of that state.
  5. I MUST maintain registration for the duration of my life. {F.S. 943.0435(11); 775.21(6)(l)}.
  6. KNOWINGLY PROVIDING FALSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION BY ACT OR OMISSION IS A THIRD DEGREE FELONY. {F.S. 943.0435(14)(c)4; 775.21(10)(a)}.