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Missouri Sex Offender Fact Sheet

Who is required to register as a sex offender in Missouri?

  • Any person as of August 28, 2004 who, since July 1, 1979, has been or is hereafter convicted of, been found guilty of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to committing, or attempting to commit, a felony offense of chapter 566, RSMo, or any offense of Chapter 566, RSMo where the victim is a minor; or

  • Any person as of August 28, 2004 who, since July 1, 1979, has been or is hereafter convicted of, been found guilty of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to committing, or attempting to commit one or more of the following felony offenses: kidnapping, pursuant to section 565.110, RSMo; felonious restraint; promoting prostitution in the first degree; promoting prostitution in the second degree; promoting prostitution in the third degree; sexual exploitation of a minor; promoting child pornography in the first degree; promoting child pornography in the second degree; possession of child pornography; furnishing pornographic material to minors; public display of explicit sexual material; coercing acceptance of obscene material; promoting obscenity in the first degree; promoting pornography for minors or obscenity in the second degree; incest; abuse of a child, pursuant to section 568.060, RSMo; use of a child in a sexual performance; or promoting sexual performance by a child; and committed or attempted to commit the offense against a victim who is a minor, defined for the purposes of sections 589.400 to 589.425 as a person under eighteen years of age; or

  • Any person who, since July 1, 1979, has been committed to the department of mental health as a criminal sexual psychopath; or

  • Any person who, since July 1, 1979, has been found not guilty as a result of mental disease or defect of any offenses listed in 589.400.

  • Any person as of August 28, 2004 who, is a resident of this state since July 1, 1979, or is hereafter convicted of, been found guilty of, or plead guilty to or nolo contendere in any other state, foreign country or under federal or military jurisdiction to committing, or attempting to commit, an offense which, if committed in this state, would be a violation of chapter 566, RSMo, or a felony violation of any offense listed in subsection (2) of chapter 566, RSMo, or has been or is required to register under federal or military law; or any person who has been or is required to register in another state or who works (with or without compensation) or attends a school (of higher education including vocational) or training on a full-time or on a part-time basis in Missouri. Part-time in this subdivision means for more than fourteen days in any twelve-month period.

What are the correctional facilities, mental health institutions and court's official responsibilities in the registration process?

  • When a person that meets registration criteria of a sex offender is paroled, released on probation, discharged upon payment of a fine, released after confinement in a county jail, discharged or otherwise released from any correctional facility of the department of corrections or mental health institution, the person shall be informed by the official in charge of the duty to register. The official in charge shall complete the "Missouri Offender Registration Notification" form and distribute accordingly.

When is a sex offender required to register?

  • An offender shall, within ten days of conviction, release from incarceration, or placement upon probation, register with the chief law enforcement official (CLEO) of the county in which such person resides unless such person has already registered in that county for the same offense. Any person to whom sections 589.400 to 589.425 apply if not currently registered in their county of residence shall register with the CLEO of such county within ten days of the effective date of this section. The CLEO shall complete the yellow "Offender Registry" card as required and submit it to Missouri State Highway Patrol within 3 days. The registration requirements of section 589.400 through 589.425 are lifetime registration requirements unless all offenses requiring registration are reversed, vacated or set aside or unless the registrant is pardoned of the offenses requiring registration.

  • ALL registrants shall report annually in person in the month of their birth to the county law enforcement agency to verify the information contained in their statement made pursuant to section 589.407.

What are the registrant's duties on change of address, employment or enrollment?

  • When a registrant changes residence or address within the same county, the person shall inform the CLEO of the county in writing within ten days of such new address and phone number.

  • When a registrant changes his or her enrollment or employment status with any institution higher education within the state, by either beginning or ending such enrollment or employment, shall inform the chief law enforcement officer of the change within seven days after such change is made.

  • When a registrant changes residence or address to a different county or state, the individual shall appear in person and inform both the CLEO with whom the person is last registered and the CLEO having jurisdiction over the new county or state. Notification of the new address and phone number must be within ten days of such new residence or address change.

  • When a registrant from another state is required to register and works at or attends school or training on a full-time or on a part-time basis in Missouri, the person shall inform the CLEO of that county in person, within ten days of relocating to Missouri.

  • Whenever a registrant changes residence, the Chief Law Enforcement Official of the county where the person was previously registered shall promptly inform the Missouri State Highway Patrol of the change.

  • When the registrant is changing the residence to a new state, the Missouri State Highway Patrol shall promptly inform the responsible official in the new state of residence.

Which offenders' must verify their address every ninety days?

  • Any offender registered as a predatory or persistent sexual offender under definitions found in section 588.018, RSMo;

  • Any offender who is registered for a crime where the victim was less than eighteen years of age at the time of the offense; and

  • Any offender who has pled guilty or been found guilty pursuant to section 589.425 of failing to register or submitting false information when registering.

  • ***An offender meeting this criteria shall report in person every ninety days to verify their address and statement information with their CLEO of the county in which they reside. Complete the "Change of Address/Statement" form to report and track this data. Forward this form to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.***

What information can be released to the public?

  • The CLEO of the county shall maintain a list of names, addresses, crimes and photos of all registered offenders in their jurisdiction. This list may be released to any person upon request. The patrol shall maintain a web page on the internet which shall be open to the public and shall include registered sexual offenders.

What penalties are there for failure to register?

  • Any person who is required to register that does not meet all requirements of section 589.400 to 589.425 is guilty of a class A misdemeanor, unless the person has been convicted pursuant to chapter 566 of an unclassified felony, class A felony, class B felony, or any felony involving a child under the age of fourteen, in which case the person is guilty of a class D felony.
  • Any person who commits a second or subsequent violation of subsection 1 of this section is guilty of a class D felony, unless the person has been convicted pursuant to chapter 566 of an unclassified felony, class A felony, class B felony, or any felony involving a child under the age of fourteen, in which case the person is guilty of a class C felony.

Utilization of Applicable Offender Registration Forms

  • Missouri Offender Registration Notification Form
    This form is utilized by Department of Corrections, Probation/Parole, Courts and Mental Health Institutions to notify the offenders of their duty to register at time of sentencing or release from custody. It is crucial that this form is completed accurately and to its fullest as it is the basis for the entire registration.

  • Missouri Offender Registration Card
    This card is utilized by the Chief Law Enforcement Official (CLEO), of the county, who registers the offender. The offender will not be added to the database as a registered sex offender unless this card is forwarded to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

  • Change of Address/Statement Form
    This form is utilized by the CLEO when an offender changes address/statement or 90 day verification is required.

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