The law requires convicted sex offenders in Texas to register with a local law enforcement authority in the state. Failure to comply may lead to felony prosecution. Aside from registration, sex offenders in Texas must report from time to time to verify their registered information. Sex offenders in the state must report any changes to their registered information to the local authorities within 48 hours.
Texas Sex Offenders
TxDPS - Sex Offender Registration Program
If you or a family member has been convicted of a sex crime , or if you face possible conviction for a sexual assault or other sex offense, you should know that Texas law sets different risk levels for sex offenders for identifying purposes after their release from prison. First, you should know that assigning a risk level is part of the sex offender registration SOR process, which many individuals must follow as part of their punishment for a sex offense. After release from prison upon serving a sentence for a sex offense, or perhaps after being released from a mental health facility for such an offense, many persons must register as a sex offender in their community in order to make that status and their presence known. Part of that registration process includes identifying a risk level. This risk level is designed to alert members of the community about the degree of risk or danger to the community posed by the sex offender.
Texas Public Sex Offender Registry
These searches allow the public to search the registry for sex offenders registered in Texas. Subscription ServiceThe Department of Public Safety has created a notification system that allows the public to subscribe to e-mail notifications regarding database changes relating to registered sex offenders. Download DatabaseThe Public Sex Offender Registry is available as a download for users wishing to do comparisons against their own systems, combine with other data, run statistics or otherwise perform operations not available thru the TxDPS Crime Records Service Public website. All information on individual registrants is based on registration information submitted by Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Youth Commission, or various local criminal justice agencies.
The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program Chapter 62 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is a sex offender registration and public notification law designed to protect the public from sex offenders. This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in. Registration involves the sex offender providing the local law enforcement authority with information that includes, but is not limited to, the sex offender's name and address, a color photograph, and the offense the offender was convicted of or adjudicated for.