GEORGIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY STATUTE

In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is the central repository for Georgia's Violent Sexual Offender Registry. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in the Georgia Sex Offender Registry is accurate. As the information is provided by other agencies and entities and is continuously changing, the GBI makes no promise or any express or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this information.  Please read the following FAQ before proceeding to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry Search Page via the links at the bottom of this page.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHAT IS A SEXUAL OFFENDER?

2. WHAT IS A DANGEROUS SEXUAL PREDATOR?

3. WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER?

4. WHO IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER?

5. WHO IS REQUIRED TO PAY A $250.00 REGISTRATION FEE?

6. WHO ENTERS THE SEXUAL OFFENDERS ON THE GEORGIA SEXUALLY VIOLENT OFFENDER REGISTRY?

7. HOW OFTEN IS THE GEORGIA SEXUALLY VIOLENT OFFENDER REGISTRY UPDATED?

8.   WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR THE SEXUAL OFFENDER TO REGISTER?

9. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SEXUAL OFFENDER FAILS TO REGISTER?

 

10. WHAT HAPPENS IF A SEXUAL OFFENDER CHANGES ANY OF THE REQUIRED REGISTRATION INFORMATION?

 

11. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF A  SEXUAL OFFENDER HAS AN INCORRECT ADDRESS?

12. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SEXUAL OFFENDER RELOCATES TO GEORGIA?

13. WHAT HAPPENS IF A SEXUAL OFFENDER MOVES TO ANOTHER STATE?

14. WHY CAN'T I FIND A SEXUAL OFFENDER'S RECORD ON THE REGISTRY?


Several reasons may explain why a sexual offender is not shown on the registry;

15. ARE JUVENILES REQUIRED TO REGISTER?

16. HOW LONG DOES A SEXUAL OFFENDER REMAIN ON THE REGISTRY?

(2) In order to petition the court pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, the sexual offender shall:
(A) Have been sentenced pursuant to subsection (c) of Code Section 17-10-6.2; and
(B) Have had ten years elapse since his or her release from prison, parole, supervised release, or probation.”


17. WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF I HARBOR A SEXUAL OFFENDER?  

(1) Harbors, attempts to harbor, or assists another person in harboring or attempting harbor such sexual offender;
(2) Conceals, attempts to conceal, or assists another person in concealing or attempting to conceal such sexual offender; or
(3) Provides information to the law enforcement unit regarding such sexual offender which the person knows to be false information
Commits a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five nor more than 20 years."