Division of Criminal Justice Services

Sex Offender Registry Information Line

The New York State Sex Offender Registration Act requires the establishment of a telephone number which employers, parents, children's groups and the general public can call to determine whether an individual is a convicted sex offender who is required to register.

Caller requirement: To request information you must be at least 18 years old and must provide your name, address and telephone number.

Fee: There is no fee for this call.

Necessary information: To learn the status of an individual, a caller must have the individual's name and at least one of the following identifiers: the individual's street address and apartment number, driver's license number, social security number, or birth date.

What information will be provided by the 800 staff: Sex Offender Registry staff will search the database to determine whether an individual is listed in the Registry. For offenders who committed an act prior to enactment of the law (January 21, 1996) and had a risk level assigned prior to January 1, 2000, callers will be told only that the offender has registered but that no other information can be provided at this time due to a Federal court injunction. If an offender's name is listed on the Registry and the offender committed an offense on or after January 21, 1996 or the risk level was assigned after January 1, 2000, the caller will be told the level of risk of re-offense by the offender in question.

For additional information on any offender who has been an inmate in a Correctional Facility operated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services please refer to the Department Of Correctional Services (DOCS) Inmate Locator.

Please note: Inquiries about individuals on the Registry can be made through the 800 number as described above. No such inquiries will be accepted by e-mail.