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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

In June of 2007 Governor Crist signed legislation that significantly alters Florida's Sexual Offender and Predator Registration Laws. Below you will find a summary of some of the key changes, most of which will go into effect on July 1, 2007, unless otherwise noted. Please note that all registrants are still required to follow the complete list of requirements outlined in F.S. 775.21 and F.S. 943.0435, as appropriate.

ReRegistration Requirements for Registrants

Beginning July 1, 2007

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 month and every 3rd month thereafter. Please Note: Individuals required to ReRegister FOUR times per year will be notified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

A sexual offender that has not been adjudicated delinquent, as specified above, 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 month 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)(b), 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 unclothed genitals or genital area
  • Section 800.04(5)(d), where the court finds the use of force or coercion and unclothes genitals or genital area.
  • Any attempt or conspiracy to commit such offense.
  • A violation of a similar law in another jurisdiction.

A sexual offender subject to registration who has not been adjudicated delinquent and who has not been convicted of one of the crimes 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 Note: Individuals required to ReRegister FOUR times per year will be notified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

*Important Information! Given Florida law criteria for juvenile sexual offender registration in accordance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWCPSA), juvenile sexual offenders adjudicated delinquent in Florida are required to ReRegister FOUR times per year. Failure to comply with ReRegistration is a felony of the 3rd degree.

Please refer to appropriate the 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

Important Information! Quarterly ReRegistration requirements for those affected are effective beginning July 1, 2007. As such, if you are required to ReRegister four times per year, you must ReRegister beginning on the calendar month that occurs first in time in your group of months. For example, if you are required to ReRegister four times per year, and your birth month is either September, December, March, or June, you must ReRegister in September of 2007, and every 3rd month thereafter, as provided in the chart above.

View ReRegistration Days, Times, and Locations by County

NEW/INCREASED PENALTIES

Beginning July 1, 2007, unless otherwise noted

  • The federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 does not provide for relief from the designation and registration requirements of individuals meeting the criteria for the Sexual Predator designation. As such, in accordance with this Act, the ability for an individual to petition the court for relief of the designation of Sexual Predator has been removed.
  • A sexual offender who has been lawfully released from confinement, supervision, or sanction, whichever is later, for at least 25 years (previously 20 years) and has not been arrested for any felony or misdemeanor offense since release, provided that the sexual offender's requirement to register was not based upon an adult conviction for one of the enumerated offenses listed in F.S. 943.0435(11)(a)1.a-g, may petition the criminal division of the circuit court of the circuit in which the sexual offender resides for the purpose of removing the requirement for registration as a sexual offender. The court may grant or deny such relief.
  • Failure for a (juvenile) sexual offender, as defined in F.S. 943.0435(1)(a)1.d. or F.S. 985.4815, to report or ReRegister accordingly, or respond to an address verification is a felony of the 3rd degree. {Sections 943.0435(14) and 985.4815(13)}.
  • Failure for a (juvenile) sexual offender, as defined in F.S. 943.0435(1)(a)1.d. or F.S. 985.4815, to submit to the taking of a digitized photograph is a felony of the 3rd degree. {Section 985.4815(10)}.
  • Beginning October 1, 2007: Failure of a sexual predator or sexual offender (including a juvenile sexual offender), to report any e-mail address or instant message name during registration or ReRegistration, prior to its use, and provide all updates through the online system provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, is a felony of the 3rd degree.

ReRegistration Requirements for Registrants

As a Sexual Predator (F.S. 775.21) or Sexual Offender (F.S. 943.0435; 944.607; or 985.481) I understand that I am required by law to abide by the following:

"Permanent residence" means a place where the person abides, lodges, or resides for 5 or more consecutive days.

"Temporary residence" means a place where the person abides, lodges, or resides, 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 the person's permanent address or, for a person whose permanent residence is not in this state, a place where the person is employed, practices a vocation, or is enrolled as a student for any period of time in this state.

"Transient residence" means a place or county where a person lives, remains, or is located for a period of 5 or more days in the aggregate during a calendar year and which is not the person's permanent or temporary address. The term includes, but is not limited to, a place where the person sleeps or seeks shelter and a location that has no specific street address.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS IS A FELONY OF THE THIRD DEGREE (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED).

  1. I MUST report in person to the local Sheriff's Office within 48 hours of establishing or maintaining a residence in this state, within 48 hours of release from custody and/or supervision of Department of Corrections (DOC), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), or Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), or in the county of conviction within 48 hours of conviction if not under custody and/or supervision of DOC to register my temporary, transient, or permanent address and other information specified in statute. {F.S. 943.0435(2)(a); 775.21(6)(e)1}.
  2. At initial registration, I MUST provide the following information to the department: name, date of birth, social security number, race, sex, height, weight, hair and eye color, photograph, home telephone number and any cellular telephone number, any electronic mail address and any instant message name required to be provided pursuant to paragraph s. 943.0435(4)(d) F.S., address of legal residence, address of any current temporary residence, if no permanent or temporary residence, any transient residence within the state, dates of any current or known future temporary residence within the state or out of state, occupation and place of employment, date and place of each conviction, fingerprints, and a brief description of the crime or crimes committed. {F.S. 943.0435(2)(b); 775.21(6)(a)1}.
  3. Within 48 hours after the initial report required as stated in requirement #2 above, I MUST report in person to the driver's 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's license or identification card displaying one of the following designations: "775.21, F.S." or "943.0435, F.S.", unless a driver's license or identification card with such designation was previously secured or updated. The sexual offender shall submit to the taking of a photograph for use by the department in maintaining current records of sexual offenders. {F.S. 943.0435(3); 775.21(6)(f)}.
  4. Each time my driver's 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's license office to update my driver's license or identification card and ensure that the driver's license or identification card displays the designations as identified in requirement #3. {F.S. 943.0435(4)(a); 775.21(6)g1}.
  5. If I am enrolled, employed 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, enrollment or employment status, including each change in enrollment or employment status, i.e. commencement or termination, in person at the Sheriff's Office; OR, for a sexual offender on supervision with the Florida (DOC) or (DJJ), this information must be reported to the sexual offender's probation officer, within 48 hours after any change in status. {F.S. 943.0435(2)(b)2; 775.21(6)(a)b}.
  6. I MUST report any electronic mail address or instant message name, prior to using such, during registration/reregistration or by providing all updates through the online system maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. {F.S. 943.0435(4)(d); 775.21(6)(g)4}.
  7. 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); 775.21(6)(g)2}.
  8. 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. Failure to report this information is a felony of the second degree. {F.S. 943.0435(4)(c); 775.21(6)(g)3}.
  9. I understand that my address will be verified by county, state or local law enforcement agencies. {F.S. 943.0435(6); 775.21(8)}.
  10. If I intend on establishing a permanent, temporary, or transient residence in another state or jurisdiction other than the State of Florida, I MUST report in person to the Sheriff's Office of 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. {F.S. 943.0435(7); 775.21(6)(i)}.
  11. If I intend to establish a permanent, temporary, or transient residence in another state or jurisdiction other than the State of Florida 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. Failure to report this information is a felony in the second degree. {F.S. 943.0435(8); 775.21(6)(j)}.
  12. I MUST report in person either twice a year (during the month of my birth and during the 6th month following my birth month) or four times a 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. {F.S. 943.0435(14)(a); 775.21(8)(a)}.

NOTE: All sexual predators and sexual offenders convicted for offenses specified in F.S. 943.0435(14), and juvenile sexual offenders required to register per F.S. 943.0435(1)(a)1.d are required to reregister four times a year. All other sexual offenders are required to reregister twice a 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. 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); 775.21(6)(a)1b}.
  2. 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)}.
  3. If I am employed, carry on a vocation, am a student, or become a resident of another state, I am on notice that I may have a requirement to register under the laws of that state.
  4. I MUST maintain registration for the duration of my life. {F.S. 943.0435(11); 775.21(6)(l)}.