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Minnesota Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Based on variables, some verification is by mail and some in person either yearly or semi-yearly 243.166 subd.4(e)
10 yrs./life; FTR will add time 243.166 subd. 6
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Yes, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 assigned ONLY to those labeled “predatory offenders”.
Risk Levels 244.052 subd3 (e)
level I predatory offender whose risk assessment score indicates a low risk of reoffense.
level II an offender whose risk assessment score indicates a moderate risk of reoffense.
level III an offender whose risk assessment score indicates a high risk of reoffense.
Predatory Offender summary: Corrections Chapter 244.052 subd 1(5)
Levels: Corrections Chapter 244.052 subd 3(e)
Predatory Offender detailed definition:
Corrections Chapter 243.166
Predatory Offender Registration FAQ
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Yes, the MnSOST-3 test, a sexual recidivism risk assessment, is used.
Predicting Sex Offense Recidivism
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Yes; level 1 and some level 2. 244.052 subd.4
Is there a registration fee?
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
Some cities have residency restrictions primarily on level three offenders.
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
None. May request reevaluation of risk level 244.052 subd.6
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
Must register if you enter the state to reside, work, or attend school, or enters this state and remains for 14 days or longer. This only applies if it has been less than 10 years since being released from confinement.
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Within 5 days 243.166 subd.3c
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?
609.342 – 609.345 ff
609.3451 – 55 ff
617.246 - 47 ff
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
See p. 2, repeat offenders; indeterminate terminology is used but cannot locate statute
See top of p. 5;
But 609.3455, subd 3 referenced does not use the term ‘indeterminate’
What are the state civil commitment laws?
Chapter 253 D
What is the age of consent?
Age 16 609.344
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Depending on age of complainant, actor must be more than 24 or 36 months older. 609.344
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Yes; after prison/parole/probation
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?
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Crime and criminals; corrections; correction-juveniles Sexual offense; sex offender registry; sex offender
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Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108-5219
Phone (651) 361-7200 Fax(651) 642-0223
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Minnesota Sex Offender Reentry Project
Other registrant-friendly state support groups: