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While we strive to be as accurate and complete as possible, our researchers are not attorneys, and state laws are often full of nuances and gaps. Legal challenges in some states have resulted in different registration requirements based on the year of conviction or first registration. Users must accept all risks associated with actions taken based on this information. Please help us improve by reporting any errors or omissions via our form at

Arkansas Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

A.C.A. § 12-12-908
A.C.A. § 12-12-908

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

4 times yearly for “sexually dangerous;” twice yearly all others. A.C.A. § 12-12-907
A.C.A. § 12-12-907
Length of requirement: 15 yrs./life A.C.A. § 12-12-919
A.C.A. § 12-12-919

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Response needed.

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

Response needed.

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

Level 1 and some level 2: A.C.A. § 12-12-913
A.C.A. § 12-12-913

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

A.C.A. § 5-14-128
Working with children
A.C.A. § 5-14-129
Living near/contact w/ victim
A.C.A. § 5-14-131
School campus
A.C.A. § 5-14-132
Proximity swimming pool, playground, park
A.C.A. § 5-14-133
A.C.A. § 5-14-134

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

Yes, for some. A.C.A. § 12-12-919
A.C.A. § 12-12-919

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

Definition of residence is “A temporary residence or domicile in which a person resides for an aggregate of five (5) or more consecutive days during a calendar year” 12-12-903 (10)(B)(iv)

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

12-12-906 ©(ii)(D)(ii)(A) says 7 days, not 3, BUT “within 3 business days of establishing residency” is here:
Within 7 days of establishing residency
A.C.A. § 12-12-906

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?

A.C.A. § 5-14-103
A.C.A. § 5-14-110 ff (click on next)
A.C.A. § 5-27-303 ff
A.C.A. § 5-27-402 ff
A.C.A. § 5-70-104 ff
A.C.A. § 5-71-229

Does the state have lifetime supervision?


Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?


What are the state civil commitment laws?

No state civil commitment.

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

Yes; age gap
A.C.A. § 5-14-110
Mistake of age defense
A.C.A. § 5-14-102

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

Yes; after prison, parole, and probation 51 §11(d)(2)(A-D)

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?

Best keywords are:

Sexual offense; sex offender; sex offender registration

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

(501) 682-2007 (800) 482-8982

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

Arkansas Time After Time

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other helpful information

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