Is there an Oregon State
Sex Offender website to access offender information?
The public web site contains information on those registered sex offenders
designated as “Predatory” or as sexually violent dangerous offenders who are
subject to community notification, by law. Public access may be made
at sexoffenders.oregon.gov or
by accessing the Oregon State Police home page at www.oregon.gov/OSP.
The public web site is located under the left page menu – Predatory Sex
Offender Inquiry System. Oregon predatory sex offender information can
also be accessed through the National Sex Offender Public Registry at www.nsopr.org.
Some counties maintain a public web site which lists high risk, predatory
offenders currently under supervision by Community Corrections. Contact
your local Community Corrections office for additional information.
Oregon public website contains only those offenders designated
as “predatory”. The Sex Offender Registry is being updated to a
classification system where only offenders with a Level 3 classification, with
notable exceptions, will be listed on this website. Classifications will be performed by the Department of Corrections.
How can I get a list of sex offenders in my neighborhood?
Predatory offender information may be obtained
through the public web site. Once the system has been updated to a
classification system, only offenders with a Level 3 classification will
Why doesn't the website give me the addresses for all the registered sex
Offenders currently under parole, post-prison
supervision, probation or under the jurisdiction of a juvenile court fall under
the authority of their supervising agency. Information on these offenders
through the registry is limited by law. Questions regarding conditions,
restrictions and address information should be directed to the supervising
Can I get the address of adult sex offenders on supervision from the county
This varies from county to county. Generally they will provide you the
address of those offenders determined predatory. If the sex offender has
not been determined predatory, they may not release address information but can
provide you with information about their crime of conviction and conditions of
What does “Predatory Sex Offender” mean?
Oregon law defines it as an individual who exhibits characteristics showing a
tendency to victimize or injure others and who has been convicted of certain
sex crimes. Offenders are assessed on an individual basis to determine
whether they will be designated predatory. The “predatory” designation
allows law enforcement, or the supervising agency, to notify the community
about a particular sex offender. Currently, this system is being
transitioned to a classification system.
What are the sex
The classification of sex
offenders is based on the statistical likelihood that an individual sex
offender will commit another sex crime. The Department of Corrections uses a
sex offender risk assessment to classify sex offenders according to the
(1) A level one sex
offender - presents the lowest risk of reoffending and requires a limited range
(2) A level two sex
offender - presents a moderate risk of reoffending and requires a moderate
range of notification.
(3) A level three sex
offender - presents the highest risk of reoffending and requires the widest
range of notification. ORS 181.800
system is replacing the “predatory” designation.
Are sex offenders
required to pay a registration fee?
Yes. The fee is
$70.00 per year and can be found in ORS
The fee is due the month of the offender's birthday.
Are all sex offenders
No. The Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision (for persons housed
in state correctional facilities), Community Corrections (for persons on
probation) and Oregon State Police (for persons convicted of certain sex crimes
in other states moving into Oregon and persons who have never been on
supervision) must make a finding of predatory, based on an assessment of the
offender’s crimes and history. This assessment is based, in part, on
previous history and the facts surrounding the sex offense conviction and will continue
to be used under the classification system.
Are all sex offenders required to register?
No. The list of sex offenses required to register can be found in ORS
181.805(5). The first registration laws went into effect in Oregon in
1989. Since that time, additional crimes have been added to the
list. There are a number of people living in Oregon whose sex offense
convictions predate the registration requirements. Others have
convictions which allow for relief from registration 10 years after their supervision
How long are sex
offenders required to register?
Registration is lifetime for Level 3 offenders
(unless they petition for reclassification), sexually violent dangerous
offenders, most offenders designated "predatory" and offenders
found guilty of first degree: rape; sodomy; unlawful sexual penetration;
kidnapping of a minor; or burglary with intent to commit one of these
Level 2 and Level 1
offenders can apply for relief from the registration obligation 10 years after
their supervision end date if they meet very stringent criteria. ORS
How do sex offenders
obtain relief from reporting requirements?
The offender must file a petition in court seeking relief and meet strict
requirements. Instructions can be found here.
What are the penalties for failing to report?
to make an initial report is a Class C Felony. Failure
to report once each year within ten (10) days of the person’s date of birth is
a Class A Misdemeanor (Oregon residents). Failure to report a change of residence (Oregon residents,
including those reporting a move out-of-state), school enrollment (nonresidents),
employment (nonresidents), or attendance/employment at institution of higher
education (Oregon residents) is a: Class C Felony, if
convicted of a felony crime requiring registration; OR Class A
Misdemeanor, if convicted of a misdemeanor crime requiring registration. Failure to provide complete and accurate reporting information
is a Class A Misdemeanor.
may be obtained from: http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/181.808
Where can I find the
descriptions for Oregon sex crimes?
The descriptions for sexual offenses in Oregon can be found in ORS 161.405,
161.435, 161.450, 161.455, 161.525, 161.535, 163.215, 163.225, 163.235,
163.266, 163.275, 163.305-689 & 181.805(5). See our Related Statute page*.
Where can I find information about sex offender residence requirements?
Residence requirements are conditions placed on sex offenders currently under
supervision by the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision (for parolees)
and Community Corrections (for probationers). These requirements can be
found in ORS 144.641-642. For sex offenders off of supervision, no
residential requirements apply under current Oregon state law but may apply
under local law.
Can registered sex offenders have contact with or be around children?
Offenders under supervision may have restrictions on whether they can be around
minors. If you believe an offender under supervision has been contacting
minors, please contact your local Community Corrections office. Offenders
who have been determined predatory and are posted to the Oregon Predatory Sex
Offender website cannot be around minors if:
(ORS 163.476) They are where minors regularly congregate; defined as schools,
parks, day care centers, skate parks, or any place where minors would normally
meet for educational or recreational purposes; and
(ORS 163.479) Contact is made with minors for the purpose of committing a crime
for the sexual arousal or gratification of the offender or another
What should I do if I see a known sex offender talking with children in the
Contact your local law enforcement agency. Report as much detail as
possible. Confidentiality will be respected if requested.
How do victims of sex offenses get information on their convicted sex
The Oregon State Police have a toll-free telephone number, 1-800-551-2934, to
provide victims with updates on the prison status, release information, parole
status and any information concerning the registered sex offender who committed
the crime against the victim that is authorized for release under ORS 181.843.
The telephone line is operational on regular business days, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. The Oregon Department of Corrections also provides
information on incarcerated and supervised sex offenders under their
jurisdiction through the VINE Program at 1-877-OR4-VINE.