The North Dakota Sex Offender Website is provided to you by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, pursuant to North Dakota Century Code Section 12.1-32-15. This law requires a person who is a resident of North Dakota and who has a qualifying conviction to maintain registration with the police department or sheriff's office in the jurisdiction where the person resides. In some circumstances, out-of-state registrants are required to register their in-state employment or college addresses.
The online listings include offenders who are identified as lifetime registrants as defined by law, or have been designated as high-risk offenders by the Attorney General's Risk Level Committee.
The sex offender website is updated continuously based on information provided by federal, state, and local government agencies and the registrants themselves. However, registrants do move and fail to notify the proper law enforcement agencies of their change in residence. As a result, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation cannot guarantee the accuracy of address information. The last known residence address verification date is provided for those offenders living in North Dakota.
The purpose of this list is to promote public protection from the potential risks posed by individuals who have committed offenses in the past. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, and the accompanying risks have always been present. This method of public notification is an acceptable way of reducing that risk and enhancing public protection. Any actions taken by persons against these subjects, including vandalism of property, intimidation, harassment or verbal or written threats of harm against these subjects or their families, landlords, or employers, are not acceptable, and will likely result in arrest and prosecution of those persons.