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Iowa Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Yes, tier I, tier II, and tier III.
692A.102 Sex offense classifications
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
(link to official statute needed)
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Is there a registration fee?
$25 annually, optional per county
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
2000 foot residency restriction from school or registered daycare 692A.114(3) - there are several exceptions. See law text.
Electronic monitoring 692A.124 - this is during supervision
Cannot work with dependent adults 692A.115
Exclusion Zones if offense involves minor 692A.113
Registration fee and civil penalties 692A.110
Required hormonal therapy in some cases
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?
Within 5 days according to these FAQs; cannot find visiting specifically addressed in statutes
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 692A.103
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?
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
How a Bill Becomes Law
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Iowa’s Constitution currently states that anyone convicted of a felony has no right to vote or hold public office. But in 2020 the Governor signed Executive Order 7, restoring the right to vote to nearly all Iowans who have been convicted of a felony and have successfully completed their sentences.
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
How does the state’s legislative process work?
Good set of legislative FAQs
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
Find bills by a wide variety of methods
Best keywords are:
Sexual; sexual offense; sex offender
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Choose from a list of tracking tools; some free; some require subscription
attorney provided site
Choose “Coalition against sexual assault”
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
Appropriations, justice system
Public safety (H)
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Voice: (515) 725-6050
Fax: (515) 725-6040
email form available at link after doing captcha
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups: