Please read the following disclaimer before proceeding to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Sex Offender Registry Search Page via the link at the bottom of this page.
In accordance with O.C.G.A. 42-1-12, the Georgia Crime Information Center, a division of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is required to act as the repository for registration information concerning those persons convicted of a sex crime who reside within the state of Georgia. (Note: This law was amended during the 1998 Legislative Session by Senate Bill 39.) The information that is presented in this format is compiled from documents submitted by the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, and/or any other agency or department as set forth by statute.
The offender must be convicted of a crime that is by its nature a sexual offense, such as:
In relation to crimes where the victim is a minor, O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 includes the following offenses under (a)(4)(A):
Kidnapping of a minor, except by a parent
False imprisonment of a minor except by a parent
Criminal sexual contact toward a minor
Solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual contact
Use of a minor in sexual performance
Solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution
Any conduct that by its nature is a sexual offense against a minor
In order for an offender to qualify for registration in the state of Georgia, the offender must either be released from prison or placed on probation, parole or supervised release after July 1, 1996. If an offender who is registered in another state moves to Georgia, the offender is required to register in the state of Georgia.
O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 (i)(3) states "the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or any sheriff maintaining records required under this code section shall release relevant information collected under this code section that is necessary to protect the public." However, due to the fact this information is continually changing, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation makes no expressed or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this information.