Sex Offender Registration


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Sex Offender Registration is Mandatory

Oregon law requires adults and juveniles who have been convicted of certain crimes to be registered in the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registry. The requirements apply to all offenders who live, work, or attend school in Oregon.

 

This also applies to sex offenders who were:

  • Convicted in another United States court of a crime that would constitute a sex crime if commited in the State of Oregon; or

  • Required to register as a sex offender in another court's jurisdiction; or

  • Required to register under federal law, regardless of whether the crime would constitute a sex crime in the State of Oregon.

 

Registration is for life, unless the person is released by the court.

 

Sex offender registration is designed to help law enforcement identify sex offenders in the community, prevent future sex offenses, and to help track the most dangerous predatory and sexually violent offenders.

 

How Registration Works

All registered sex offenders are required to report, in person, to a law enforcement agency in the county that they reside in under any of the following circumstances:

 
  • Within 10 days of any changes of residence

  • Once each year within 10 days of the person's birth date, regardless of whether the person recently changed residence

  • Within 10 days of the first day the person works at, carries on a vocation at, or attends an institution of higher education

  • Within 10 days of a change in work, vocation, or attendance status at ain institution of higher education

 

Registered sex offenders who reside in another state are still required to report with the State of Oregon if they are employed or attending any school in the State of Oregon. Read the Oregon Sex Offender Registration Requirements (rev. 08-02-11).

 

The Washington County Sheriff's Office offers sex offender registration at two locations:

Law Enforcement Center

215 SW Adams Avenue

Hillsboro, Oregon

Sheriff's Office East Precinct

3700 SW Murray Boulevard

Beaverton, Oregon

 

Both locations are open for reporting purposes Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. No appointment is needed and the process takes 15-30 minutes.

 

Other law enforcement agencies in Washington County may also be able to assist with sex offender registrations. Please call them directly for additional details.

 

To register, each offender should bring the following information:

  • Photo identification

  • A copy of the judgment of conviction for an initial report

 

If you do not have the items listed above, still come in because you may be able to register anyway.

 

Each offender is required to be photographed and their fingerprints must be on file. There is no registration fee.

 

Applying for Relief from Reporting

Oregon is a lifetime registration state for Class A or B felony convictions. This also includes persons determined to be predatory and those with multiple sex crime convictions and adjudications.

 

If the sex offender has only one Class C felony or misdemeanor sex offense conviction with no further sex offense convictions or adjudications, they can apply for relief from the registration obligation 10 years after their supervision end date. Youth adjudicated of a sex crime in juvenile court can apply for relief from registration 2 years after their supervision end date.

 

The offender must apply for relief to the district attorney or juvenile court in the county in which they reside and a court hearing will be scheduled.

 

For more information about relief from reporting requirements, see ORS 181.820 (adults) and ORS 181.823-181.826 (juveniles), or contact the Oregon State Police.

 

Sex offender registration is designed to help law enforcement identify sex offenders in the community, prevent future sex offenses, and to help track the most dangerous predatory and sexually violent offenders.