Search Public Registry of Sex Offenders
The Sex Offender Registry now posts multiple photos of registered sex offenders, as they become available, to provide New Yorkers with additional information to keep their families safe. The Registry also includes multiple names (aliases) and multiple home and/or work addresses in an offender’s profile, if applicable.
By law, only information about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders is available via this public directory.
- By last name: To search by name, enter the offender's last name.
- By zip code: You can get a list of all sex offenders who live in a certain area by entering the zip code.
- By County: You can also get a list of all sex offenders who live in a certain County by entering the County name.
Level 1 and Level 2 offenders are required to submit updated photos every three years, while Level 3 offenders must submit updated photos annually. Additionally, Level 3 offenders and those offenders designated sexual predators must personally verify their address every 90 days with law enforcement. If an offender’s appearance has changed, police may photograph the offender and submit the update photo to the Registry.
Searching for Level 1 sex offenders (or those with a pending risk level):
DCJS is barred by law from posting information on Level 1 (low level) sex offenders, or those with a pending risk level, on this public site.
While DCJS cannot tell you if there are any Level 1 sex offenders or sex offenders with a pending risk level in your neighborhood or who they are, the agency can advise if a particular individual is on the registry.
Call 1-800-262-3257 with the name and at least one other identifier (an exact address, date of birth, driver's license number, or a social security number) to learn if that individual is a registered sex offender in New York. Photographs of Level 1 offenders also are provided upon request.
The Sex Offender Registration Act requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to maintain a Sex Offender Registry. Sex offenders are classified according to their risk of re-offending: low-risk (Level 1), moderate risk (Level 2) and high-risk (Level 3). The Act requires that DCJS also maintain a public Subdirectory on the internet which only includes Level 2 and 3 offenders. You are now on the public Subdirectory website.
DCJS attempts to ensure that the information in the Subdirectory is accurate and complete. However, the information on the Subdirectory is reported to DCJS by other sources. As a result, DCJS makes no express or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy or completeness of this data.
The information in this Subdirectory must be used responsibly. Anyone who uses this information to harass or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.
Please note that because of a law suit filed by The Legal Aid Society on behalf of some sex offenders, not all Level 2 and 3 offenders can be listed on this site at this time. However, even though an offender may not be listed on this site, information about the offender is available through DCJS's 800 # at 800-262-3257.
If you believe that any information found in these records is incorrect, please contact the Sex Offender Registry at the Division of Criminal Justice Services, 80 South Swan St, Albany, NY 12210 or by e-mail. However, if you are a sex offender with questions about your registration, please write to us using the mail and include your full name, address and date of birth.