SEX OFFENDER CLASSIFICATION’S
TIER I Offender
A TIER I offender is subject to the registration/verification requirements annually for a period of 15 years following their initial registration. These offenders are not subject to neighborhood / community notification. The Sheriff for a maximum of $25.00 per year may collect a $25.00 fee per registration.
TIER II Offender
A TIER II offender is subject to registration/verification requirements every 180 days (six months) for a period of 25 years following their initial registration. These offenders are not subject to neighborhood / community notification. The Sheriff for a maximum of $50.00 per year may collect a $25.00 fee per registration.
TIER III Offender
Offenders designated as a TIER III Offender are subject to registration/verification requirements every 90 days for life. TIER III offenders are subject to the neighbor / community notification provision, which includes all residents within a 1,000 feet radius of where the offender is residing. The Sheriff for a maximum of $100.00 per year may collect a $25.00 fee per registration.
TIER III Juvenile Offenders are now eligible to be placed on the public web site only if the Juvenile Court where the offender was classified orders that the juvenile be considered “Public Qualified”. In addition, the Court must also determine if “Community Notification” is to be made on TIER III Juvenile Offenders.
Public mailings will occur with Sexual Offenders who are classified as TIER III. Public mailings are sent out in a radius of 1250 ft. from the address of the listed offender, unless the offender has a court ordered “STAY” of notification.
The difference between a child and a youth is their age.
- A child is 0-12 years of age
- A youth is 13-17 years of age
General Offender Information
In addition to the above all offenders have to register anytime they have a change in their information, such as; change their address, employment, education schedule, vehicle(s) or telephone number(s) volunteer work, internet access information: emails, web sites and social sites.
There are no restrictions on their employment; exception would be if the offender is on parole or probation and said conditions are set.
No offender can live within 1000 feet (1/5 mile) of a school or daycare center – this is determined when the offender committed their crime. If they were convicted of their crime prior to the law taking effect – they are exempt.
Crime(s) committed prior to July 31, 2003 would be EXEMPT from the SCHOOL STATUTE.
Crime(s) committed prior to July 1, 2007 would be EXEMPT from the DAY CARE/PRESCHOOL STATUTE.
- All registered sex offenders must report at the scheduled intervals based on their classifications. In addition, they must report any change in address within three days to the Sheriff of the county in which they reside.
- All registered sex offenders must report to the county Sheriff immediately upon entering the county to attend school.
- All registered sex offenders must register with the county Sheriff where the offender has been employed in the county for more than 14 days or for a total of 30 days or more in a calendar year, regardless of where the offender resides.
- All registered sex offenders must report all vehicles registered to them to the county Sheriff.
- All registered sex offenders must report to the county Sheriff all internet or email addresses to which they have access.
- All registered sex offenders must report to the county Sheriff any location where they serve as a volunteer.
For specific information on sex offender registration, refer to the Ohio Revised Code, section 2950.