You may search by name, address, county, school, and zip code. Arrow Left Arrow Right. Skip to Main Content. A person convicted for a non-Texas offense that contains elements substantially similar to an offense that requires registration in Texas shall have a duty to register.
This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in.
State law also permits local law enforcement authorities to publish some sex offenders in a newspaper, circular, or other periodical that serves the community the sex offender resides in. Like the information in the TXDPS database, state law makes most registration information contained in local registries available to the public.
Please review the Sex Offender Frequently Asked Questions for more detailed information about sex offender registration in Texas. State law specifically makes most information in this database freely available to the public.
Are registered sex offenders allowed around children? Non-compliance with this registration requirement is assessed and determined by the primary registration authority for which the person is registered with. Finally, if a high risk sex offender or a civilly committed sexually violent predator moves into a community, the TXDPS will notify the community by mailing to each residence and business in the community a postcard containing information about the offender or predator.
Some local law enforcement authorities have established local websites the public can access to search for sex offenders living in their community. This website lists registered offenders throughout the State of Texas. State law specifically makes most information in this database freely available to the public.