The Idaho Sex Offender Registry 6/2010
Sex offender registration in Idaho began on July 1, 1993. It established a statutory duty for persons convicted of certain felony sex crimes to register with their local sheriff. In 1998, the Legislature repealed the original act and enacted the "Sexual Offenders Registration Notification and Community Right-to-Know Act" to strengthen program administration and to expand public access to central registry information. The Idaho Sex Offender Registry is maintained by the Idaho State Police.
Who has to register as a sex offender?
Registration applies to the following circumstances:
- a conviction in an Idaho court of any of the qualifying offenses on or after July 1, 1993.
- a conviction in an Idaho court of any of the qualifying offenses prior to July 1, 1993, if the person was incarcerated, on probation, or on parole for the offense on July 1, 1993.
- a conviction at any time in an out-of-state, tribal, military, or federal court of an offense substantially equivalent to any of the qualifying offenses, if the person enters Idaho on or after July 1, 1993.
- a conviction of any of the qualifying offenses, if the person is a nonresident who is regularly employed in or is a student in Idaho and as a result of the conviction is required to register in their state of residence.
What is a qualifying offense?
Sex offender registration applies to persons convicted of the crime or an attempt, a solicitation, or a conspiracy to commit one or more felony offenses enumerated in Section 18-8304 Idaho Code. For a list of those offenses and other information, click here for A Guide to The Idaho Sex Offender Registration Program: (http://www.isp.idaho.gov/identification/sex_offender/documents/WholeGuide.pdf)
How can I view the sex offender registry?
The sex offender registry is online: http://www.isp.idaho.gov/sor_id/
Central Sex Offender Registry
PO Box 700
Meridian, ID 83680-0700