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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

Kentucky 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?

Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?


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

Juveniles appear to have no requirement to register unless so ordered in another state.
17.510(6)(b), (7)(b)

Is there a registration fee?

There is an act to create a fee, but we can’t find any indication it has been implemented.

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

17.545 Registrant prohibited from residing or being present in certain areas – Violations – Exception.
Public notification 17.580
Employment 17.165
Social networking, filming minors 17.546
There is an act to create a fee, but we can’t find any indication it has been implemented.

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?

No answer found.

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

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?

Info for State Advocates

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

No, not really. Application must be made individually to the governor.

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?

Go to and click on “Bills.” Then click “Find a Bill.” You have to already know a bill number.

Easier to go to LegiScan, enter Kentucky as the state, and use the terms (IN quotes) “sexual offense,” “sex offense,” “sex offender” to see bills.

Best keywords are:

Sex offense; sex offender; sexual offense; sexual offender

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Youth advocates bill tracker:

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

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

None yet.

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Response needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.

Other helpful information

kentucky.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/12 14:00 by rkdbus