Indiana Conditions of Use

Effective January 1, 2003, Zachary's Law requires sheriff departments to jointly establish and maintain the Indiana Sheriffs' Sex Offender Registry to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders at Indiana sheriff departments (or, in Marion County, the Indianapolis Police Department). The purpose of the registry is to inform the general public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, or study in Indiana.

Zachary's Law is named for Zachary Snider of Cloverdale, Indiana. Zachary was 10 years old when he was murdered by a convicted child molester in 1993.

Indiana Code defines a sex and violent offender as:
  1. An individual who has been convicted of any of the following offenses:
  2. An individual who has been convicted of attempting to commit or conspiring to commit any of the above-listed offenses;
  3. An individual who has been convicted of a crime, convicted of attempting to commit a crime, or convicted of conspiring to commit a crime under the laws of another state or in a military court that is substantially equivalent to any of the above-listed offenses; or
  4. A child who is at least 14 years of age and is on probation or parole or is discharged from a facility by the department of correction, discharged from a secure private facility, or discharged from a juvenile detention facility as a result of being adjudicated as a delinquent child for an act that would be an offense listed above if committed by an adult (see IC 31-37-1-1 to -2) and is found by a court to be likely to repeat an act that would be an offense listed above if committed by an adult (see IC 31-37-19-5 (b)(1))

The following sex and violent offenders are required to register with the Sheriff of the county that has jurisdiction where the offender intends to live, work or study for longer than seven days. (In Marion County offenders must register with the Indianapolis Police Department). That registration must occur within seven days of arriving in each jurisdiction where the offender intends to live, work or study.

  • A sex and violent offender who spends or intends to spend at least 7 days (including part of a day) in Indiana during a 180 day period or an offender who owns real property in Indiana and returns to Indiana at any time,
  • A sex and violent offender who works or carries on a vocation or intends to work or carry on a vocation in Indiana either full-time or part-time for more than 14 days in a row during any calendar year,
  • A sex and violent offender who works or carries on a vocation or intends to work or carry on a vocation in Indiana either full-time or part-time for a total of more than 30 days whether or not they are in a row during any calendar year, and
  • A sex and violent offender who is enrolled or intends to be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in any public or private educational institution in Indiana

When an offender registers with the Sheriff's Department (or the Indianapolis Police Department), these authorities notify all other law enforcement agencies that have jurisdiction in the area where the offender has registered.

Before entering the web site, please read the following information:
  • Indiana sheriffs make no representation, either implied or expressed, that all information placed on this web site is accurate. Much of the information derives from official records but some is gathered from the offenders themselves who are required to list their address when they have been released into the community at large, whenever they move, and as part of an annual verification process
  • Information contained on this site provides no representation as to any offender's likelihood of re-offending or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed.
  • If you believe that information on this web site is incorrect please contact the Sheriff's Department in the county in which you live. They will be able to assist you directly or by referring you to another Sheriff's Department where the offender is registered.
  • Information in this registry may not be used to harass or threaten sex offenders or their families. Harassment, stalking, or threats may violate Indiana law.
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