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Failure to Report as a Sex Offender

Oregon Revised Statute: ORS 163A.040 (2017)

(1) A person who is required to report as a sex offender in accordance with the applicable provisions of ORS 163A.010, 163A.015163A.020 or 163A.025​ and who has knowledge of the reporting requirement commits the crime of failure to report as a sex offender if the person:
  • (a) Fails to make the initial report to an agency;
  • (b) Fails to report when the person works at, carries on a vocation at or attends an institution of higher education;
  • (c) Fails to report following a change of school enrollment or employment status, including enrollment, employment or vocation status at an institution of higher education;
  • (d) Moves to a new residence and fails to report the move and the person's new address;
  • (e) Fails to report a legal change of name
  • (f) Fails to make an annual report;
  • (g) Fails to provide complete and accurate information;
  • (h) Fails to sign the sex offender registration form as required;
  • (i) Fails or refuses to participate in a sex offender risk assessment as directed by the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Oregon Health Authority or supervisory authority; or
  • (j)  Fails to submit to fingerprinting or to having a photograph taken of the person’s face, identifying scars, marks or tattoos; or
  • (k) Fails to report prior to any intended travel outside of the United States.
​(3)(a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, failure to report as a sex offender is a Class A misdemeanor.
  • (b) Failure to report as a sex offender is a Class C felony if the person violates:
    • (A) Subsection (1)(a) of this section; or
    • (B) Subsection (1)(b), (c), (d), (e) or (h) of this section and the crime for which the person is required to report is a felony


**New Reporting Requirements**
As a result of the 2019 legislative session HB2045B was signed into law resulting in two new sex offender reporting requirements which went into effect January 1, 2021 (in bold above). For more information regarding the changes, please see New Reporting Requirements 2021​ for a brief overview, and visit Oregon HB2045 for full details.​

Sex Offender Registration Section
3565 Trelstad Ave SE​
Salem, OR 97317
​​​Phone: 503-934-1258

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday​

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