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Colorado Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Quarterly for Sexually Violent Predators (SVP) or annually. SVP for life; others variable. C.R.S. 16-22-108
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
No. Any risk assessment is handled by treatment, parole, and/or probation.
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Yes, first-time misdemeanor sex offenses and first-time juvenile sex offenses 16-22-112
Is there a registration fee?
For Lifetime registrants: $75 first time, $25 quarterly
Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-22-108 (7)
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
Information to schools required. Schools must provide information: C.R.S. 22-1-124
Release of information C.R.S. 16-22-110
Fees C.R.S. 16-22-108(7)
Register email address, etc. for child sex offenders C.R.S. 16-22-108(2.5)
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
Must register if visiting Colorado for more than 14 consecutive business days for an aggregate period of more than 30 days in a calendar year; specifically states vacation. C.R.S. 16-22-102 and 16-22-103
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Establishment of residence, temporary or permanent; C.R.S. 16-22-103(3)
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?
Listing of sexual crimes 16-22-108(1)(II) and (2.5)(C)
Punishments by classification C.R.S. 18-1.3-401
Duration of sentences for felonies C.R.S. 18-1.3-404
Mandatory sentences for violent crimes C.R.S. 18-1.3-406
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Yes, in some cases: ยง C.R.S. 18-1.3-1001
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
Appears to be something like it here: C.R.S. 18-1.3-908
advance.lexis.com... C.R.S. 18-1.3-908
What is the age of consent?
Depends on several factors; read carefully C.R.S. 18-3-402
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Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Yes: C.R.S. 18-3-402
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Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Yes, after prison and parole. Felons on probation have the right to vote.
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 registry
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
690 Kipling Street
Denver, Colorado 80215
Voice: (303) 239-4222
Fax: (303) 239-4661
NARSOL state affiliate websites:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups:
Friends of COSA (FCOSA) and Friends and Family of Persons Charged with a Sexual Offense (FFPCSO)
Contact: Mary Heathman at 720-933-7854 or Steve Huston at 720-288-4368.