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Indiana Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Quarterly (SVP)/yearly IC 11-8-8-4
Ten years/life(SVP) IC11-8-8-19
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
No, a statute requiring tiers could not be found. But registrants are classified on their public registration page.
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Although Indiana law provides that sex offender parole stipulations have to be relevant to the offender’s case and not unduly restrictive of a fundamental right (IC 11-13-3-4(b)), all stipulations are applied to all male sex offenders. Of note is that Indiana State probation altered its internet usage block in the wake of Packingham. This is reflected in Weida v. State, 94 NE 3d 682 - Ind: Supreme Court 2018.
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Is there a registration fee?
By county, up to $50 annually. Address change fee of $5 per change.
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
May not change name except through marriage and then must re-register the new name IC 11-8-8- 16
Employment near children 35-42-4-10
Residency 35-42-4-11 https://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2017/ic/titles/035#35-42-4-11
School property by serious offender 35-42-4-13
Registration fee IC 36-2-13-5.6
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
Yes, registered citizens may file a Verified Petition with the local court requesting an order for the removal of all information from the Sex Offender Registry or to require the person to register under less restrictive conditions.
I.C. 11-8-8-22 Procedure for retroactive application of ameliorative statutes
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
Present as much as 7 out of 180 days or owns property there and returns at any time IC 11-8-8-7
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Present more than 15 days in a calendar year IC 11-8-8-7
State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration
What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?
35-42-4-1 – 4-9
35-45-4-1 – 4-6
35-49-3-1 – 3-4
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Yes, all sexually violent predators (as defined in IC 35-38-1-7.5) have lifetime parole and must wear a monitoring device.
I.C. 35-38-1-7.5 Sexually violent predators
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
There are non directly associated with sex offenders, but because pedophilia is considered a mental illness the following applies:
IC 12-26-1 Civil Commitment
IC 12-26-7-5 Civil Commitment - Mentally ill (this includes pedophilia)
What is the age of consent?
Age 16 35-42-4-3(d)
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Voter Bill of Rights
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
How does the state’s legislative process work?
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
On this page, click “bills” tab in top right search area. Click on the search field and enter a search term or bill number.
Best keywords are:
Sex; sexual assault; sex offender; violent offender
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
House Courts and Criminal Code
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Lists are found under their committees. When on a committee page, click the + at the end of ‘Bills assigned to this committee’ and all members names will be listed; clicking on a name gives his or her full page.
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups: