Sex Offender Notification Level Assessments

All sex offenders living, working or going to school in Oregon are directed to participate in a sex offender risk assessment in order to be classified into a Notification Level.

If you are required to register as a sex offender and have changed your address or are homeless, YOU MUST PROVIDE A VALID MAILING ADDRESS to the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registry by registering the change with local law enforcement. If the Board assessor is unable to find you to participate in the assessment process, you may be automatically scored as a high risk Level 3.  A person classified as a Level 3 will have to wait significantly longer to petition for classification to a lower level and your profile will be posted on the Internet.

In 2013, a new law was passed in Oregon that created classifications of sex offenders based on their risk to sexually reoffend. 

Those levels are:

  • Level 3 (High risk)
  • Level 2 (Moderate risk)

  • Level 1 (Low risk)

A Level 1 sex offender presents the lowe​st risk to reoffend and requires a limited range of notification. A Level 2 sex offender presents a moderate risk to reoffend and requires a broader range of notification. A Level 3 sex offender presents the highest risk to reoffend and requires the widest range of notification. Each registrant will be placed into one of these levels.

Oregon law requires the Board to complete sex offender risk assessments for all convicted and registered sex offenders in Oregon who were convicted of a sex crime and required to register as a sex offender or who were found guilty except for insanity of a sex crime and required to register as a sex offender under ORS Chapter 163A. Full Board rules and procedures for conducting assessments can be found in Division 85 of the Board's Administrative Rules.


A risk assessment is a sex offender evaluation of the person’s risk of reoffending, utilizing a risk assessment methodology:

  • For classification and community notification for adult male registrants, the Board uses the Static-99R.  
  • For classification of other registrants, the Board uses the Level of Services/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) as supplemented by an independent sexual offense-specific evaluation report. Assessments are conducted by independent evaluators who are licensed or Sex Offender Treatment Board-certified providers who are qualified to conduct sexual offense risk assessments.


When will the assessments be conducted?

(a) When a person convicted of a crime described in ORS 163.355 to 163.427 is sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Department of Corrections institution for that crime, the Board shall conduct a risk assessment of the person before the person is released from custody.

(b) When a person described in ORS 163A.105 (4) who has not been assessed or classified prior to release, the Board shall conduct a risk assessment of the person within sixty (60) days of either the person’s release from custody or the person’s initial obligation to report in the State of Oregon.

(c) For persons who were released from custody or whose initial obligation to register occurred on or after January 1, 2014 but before the adoption of these rules, the Board shall conduct a risk assessment as soon as practicable.

(d) When a person is convicted of a new qualifying sex offense after a previous classification, the classifying agency shall reassess the offender and may reclassify the offender if the risk assessment changes the notification level.


What criteria is used to determine a risk score under the Static-99R assessment?

Sex Offender Notif​ication Level Assessment Forms and Information​


 Applying for Reclassification or Relief

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