You can only obtain registration relief if:
- You were adjudicated for a Class A or B felony, and at least two years have passed since you were released from the juvenile court’s jurisdiction and from OYA supervision.
- You were adjudicated for a Class C felony and you are within 30 days of being released from the juvenile court’s jurisdiction and from OYA supervision.
You may request a court-appointed attorney.
The court will hold a hearing on your request, usually between 90 and 150 days after the petition is filed.
If your request is denied, you must continue registering as a sex offender. You cannot appeal the decision.
If your request for relief is approved, you must send a certified (original) copy of the court order to the Oregon State Police at:
Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit
3565 Trelstad Ave.
Salem, OR 97317
Relief from registration does not remove the offense from your record. It just means that you no longer have to register as a sex offender in the state of Oregon. Laws and regulations differ from state to state. Check with the state police in the state you have moved to, or are planning to move to, to determine if you are required to register in that state.
For youth convicted as adult:
To ask for relief from registration as a sex offender, you must file a petition through the court in which you were convicted
. You may hire an attorney to help with the process. You will be responsible for any court fees and legal costs.
Your classification determines what type of relief for which you're eligible:
- Level One: If you are a Level One sex offender, you may ask for relief from registration 10 years after supervision for your sex crime ends.
- Level Two: If you are a Level Two sex offender, you may ask to be moved from Level Two to Level One 10 years after supervision for your sex crime ends. If you move to Level One, you may ask for relief from registration 5 years after you become a Level One sex offender.
- Level Three: If you are a Level Three sex offender, you may ask to be moved from Level Three to Level Two 10 years after supervision for your sex crime ends. You are not eligible for reclassification below Level Two. You must continue to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.