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.