Megan’s Law for Michigan

updated 7/8/2016

Contact Person: Sex Offender Registration
Phone: (517) 241-1806 Fax: (517) 241-1868
Offenders Required to Registery: All persons convicted of one of the listed offenses on or after October 1, 1995 (when the SOR legislation took effect) and those persons who were convicted prior to that date who were still incarcerated, on parole or probation for that offense on 10/01/95 must be registered. All persons convicted of a listed offense who was not previously required to register, if convicted of a new felony after July 1, 2011. All offenders are entered locally by a probation/parole agent or criminal justice agency that dealt with the offender. Offenders must be registered after conviction, and prior to sentencing.”School Safety Zone” Law enacted in January of 2006
Information Collected: Name, aliases, race, sex, DOB, current street address, homeless information, temporary lodging information, height, weight, hair and eye color, place of birth, social security number, conviction information, emplyment information, telephone number(s), blood type, DNA profiles when available and digitized photo. FBI number (fingerprints and palm prints), SID number, prison number, Drivers license number or State ID number, campus information, electronic mail addresses and instant mail addresses, vehicle information, passport and immigration documents, occupational and professional licensing information, and a summary of offense.
Administrating Agency: State Police.
Timeframe for Registration: Registered prior to sentencing, updated upon release from incarceration; within 3 days of residing in state; within 3 days of changing address, employment, or enrolling in an institution of higher learning.
Applies to Out of State Offenders: No
Duration of Requirement: Tier I offenders must register for 15 years. Tier II offenders must register for 25 years. Tier III offenders must register for life. All periods of incarceration are excluded from the registration period.
Verification of Address: Tier I offenders must verify during the month of the offender’s birth.

Tier II offenders must verify according to the following schedule:

BIRTH MONTH REPORTING MONTH BIRTH MONTH REPORTING MONTH
JANUARY JANUARY & JULY JULY JANUARY & JULY
FEBRUARY FEBRUARY & AUGUST AUGUST FEBRUARY & AUGUST
MARCH MARCH & SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER MARCH & SEPTEMBER
APRIL APRIL & OCTOBER OCTOBER APRIL & OCTOBER
MAY MAY & NOVEMBER NOVEMBER MAY & NOVEMBER
JUNE JUNE & DECEMBER DECEMBER JUNE & DECEMBER

 

Tier III offenders must verify according to the following schedule:

BIRTH MOTH REPORTING MONTH BIRTH MONTH REPORTING MONTH
JANUARY JANUARY, APRIL, JULY & OCTOBER JULY JANUARY, APRIL, JULY & OCTOBER
FEBRUARY FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST & NOVEMBER AUGUST FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST & NOVEMBER
MARCH MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER & DECEMBER SEPTEMBER MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER & DECEMBER
APRIL JANUARY, APRIL, JULY & OCTOBER OCTOBER JANUARY, APRIL, JULY & OCTOBER
MAY FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST & NOVEMBER NOVEMBER FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST & NOVEMBER
JUNE MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER & DECEMBER DECEMBER MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER & DECEMBER
Penalties for Non-Compliance: Failure to register is a felony – up to 4 years imprisonment and/or $2,000 fine; probation/parole or youthful trainee status revoked; Failure to change address is a felony – up to 4 years imprisonment and/or $2,000 fine; for a second conviction – up to 7 years imprisonment and/or $5,000 fine. For a third conviction – up to 10 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine; probation/parole or youthful trainee status revoked.Failure to comply with verification duties is a misdemeanor – up to 2 years and/or $2,000 fine;Failure to sign the registration form(s) is a misdemeanor – up to 93 days and/or $1,000 fine.

Failure to pay a fee is a 90-day misdemeanor.

Access to Information: Information is also available through the Internet website.
Confidentiality Provision: A person who divulges, uses, or publishes registration information is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days imprisonment and/or up to $500 fine. An offender whose registration is revealed has a civil cause of action against the responsible party.
Number Registered: 42,325 active registered sex offenders are in the SOR database as of 7/1/16

  • 10,892 offenders are incarcerated
  • 31,433 offenders must verify their address either yearly, semi-annually, or quarterly
Percent Compliance: 90% as of 7/1/16
Internet Access: http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us
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